The Nursery Intern Program at NWREC is designed for students interested in ornamental crop production, Christmas tree research and Integrated Pest Management. The program focuses on research methods for solving problems commonly found in the nursery and Christmas tree industries.
We accept students from throughout the United States and around the world. We accept only the most ambitious students. The intern program challenges students to think creatively and develop problem-solving skills.
There are two primary learning objectives for this program. First, improving research skills by developing experiments to solve common production problems in Oregon nurseries. Second, developing communication skills by helping students with written and oral presentations about nursery-related issues.
To view the 2013 Nursery Intern Program flier (PDF)
We work closely with nurseries and Christmas tree growers throughout Oregon to identify production problems and develop experiments to provide practical solutions to those problems. Examples of research conducted by student interns include:
Applied research has no value unless the results can be effectively communicated to others. This internship program will improve student communication skills in one or more of the following ways:
Are you an ambitious student interested in ornamental crop production? Consider applying to become a nursery intern at North Willamette Research & Extension Center!