Learning by Leading Students

Learning by Leading

Student Job Opportunities

CCUH SmartLandscape:  Apply by Sept. 9

Learn about environmental interactions, horticultural design principles, and wildlife ecology while working alongside other students to maintain and install SmartLawn and SmartScape landscape projects. Get hands on experience planting native plants and building water efficient irrigation systems while developing leadership and landscape architectural skills. Visit the CCUH SmartLandscape page then download the application with more information and apply by September 9.

Nursery Management 

Work with professional Arboretum nursery and plant sales staff to gain hands-on experience working in a nursery. Interns will learn methods for propagating a great variety of plants, many of which are unusual in cultivation. This internship is unpaid and open to all students any time of the year. It's a great way to meet new people, get out of the lab or library and learn something new. Email Taylor Lewis, nursery manager, for more information. Learn more

Learning by Leading™

We believe that students learn best by leading.

Leadership skills and real-world experience combine to help our students address the earth’s most important environmental issues. The Learning by Leading™ internship program offers quarter-long and school year-long internships in which students gain leadership experience addressing a variety of environmental sustainability, restoration and literacy issues by working in teams to solve real-world problems in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. Internships correspond with the UC Davis academic schedule and are offered fall, winter and spring quarters. Summer internships are offered on an individual basis, in coordination with staff mentors.

Students in this program can graduate with . . .

  • Central Valley gardening, drought-tolerant landscaping, habitat restoration and California native plant cultivation experience.
  • Knowledge of horticultural best practices, plant propagation, landscaping, education, and community outreach experience.
  • Highly transferable leadership, team-building, and 21st century professional skills.
  • Strong mentor relationships with staff experts and earn recommendations to support future endeavors.
  • Knowledge organizing events that engage volunteers, visitors and other community members.
  • A new network of students engaged in improving our campus outdoor spaces and positively impacting our planet’s environment.

Internship Overviews