The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) Native Landscapes & Garden
Center seeks an energetic and hardworking intern to assist in day-to-day garden and
nursery operations and work with our landscape installation and maintenance services.
The Native Landscapes & Garden Center offers a unique working environment, as it is a
non-profit retail nursery dedicated to landscaping for the improvement of native habitat
and wildlife on and around Sanibel and Captiva Islands.
Internship responsibilities will include all aspects of retail nursery operation and plant
care, including watering, potting, pruning, weeding, plant propagation, landscape
installation/maintenance, and customer service. In addition, interns will work closely
with our gardener to assist in the upkeep of 2 acres of demonstration gardens surrounding
the Garden Center. The internship offers the opportunity to obtain in-depth knowledge
about South Florida native plants and gain firsthand experience in all aspects of an
environmentally friendly garden, nursery, and landscaping business.
Duration: 6 months
Deadline: Open until filled
Applicants should have a strong interest in plants and conservation, preferably possessing
a Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, biology, environmental science, ecology, or a related
The intern should also be able to lift 50 pounds and be prepared to work outdoors
in subtropical conditions, including hot temperatures, humidity, and insects. Candidates
must also possess a valid U.S. driver’s license.
Please note that applicants are required to have their covid vaccination in order to have housing
provided. Applicants who are not vaccinated are required to provide their own housing.
About Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation
To protect and care for Southwest Florida's coastal ecosystems