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 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, and customer service. In addition, interns will work closely with our horticulturalist 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.

Tagged as: Conservation, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


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 field.

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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 and booster as well as follow any CDC guidelines in regards to any further vaccinations/boosters.

About Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation

To protect and care for Southwest Florida's coastal ecosystems

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter indicating your interest, resume, and references by email to Becca Grotrian at: [email protected]

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