Assistant Grower Propagation Internship (PAID)

JOB TITLE:                Assistant Grower Propagation Internship (PAID)

TIME FRAME:          Beginning June 2019 (Start date flexible)

DEPARTMENT:        Propagation Department

REPORTS TO:           Manager of Propagation Department

DATE:                        May 15, 2017



Serve as a team member in assisting of growing plants and monitoring new product development. Minimum of 40hrs per week is required.



Under the direction of the Propagation Manager, tasks may include but are not limited to, irrigation of material starting from seedling and/or cutting stage through finished plug/liner stage, greenhouse work such as plant maintenance and moving, chemical requirements for plant grow regulators (PGRs) and basic fungicides/insecticides under supervision of licensed pesticide applicators (with possibility of becoming certified if desired), handling and monitoring progress of beneficial insects used for pest control, transplanting, and sticking cuttings. As part of the team, you will assist in new product development of plants, which includes basic care and maintenance, monitoring progress, and inputting collected data to produce records for distribution.  Assist in recommendations for strengthening and improving programs. Work involves walking, sitting, standing, bending, twisting and lifting of up to 30 lbs. Exposure to varying indoor and outdoor temperatures is required.



Each intern is to complete a project during their time at Sawyer Nursery. Projects selected by students can be anything pertaining to plug/liner production. Projects can include but are not limited to, misting protocol for cuttings, PGR use, lighting requirements, or beneficial insect use. Project must be decided upon after 2 weeks of work and approved by Propagation Manager.




  1. Relevant education pursuit and/or work experience.
  2. Participate in professional team efforts
  3. Communicate effectively through oral and written means
  4. Handle multiple tasks
  5. Ability to work flexible hours when necessary to fulfill production schedule needs
  6. Manage project timelines and organize priorities/workload as needed.
  7. Basic computer experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, Office, and PowerPoint


If interested, contact Jose Mendez to apply. Please include updated resume, short cover letter describing any green industry background you may have, and 3 personal references.