Magnolia Plantation offering 2 internships at French gardens

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens near Charleston, S.C., is accepting applications for two horticulture internships at French gardens in the summer of 2017.

The program is open to college students who are American citizens enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year horticulture or landscape architecture program at a U.S. college or university. The students will intern at French gardens from mid June to late August.

Magnolia sponsors the internship with the French Heritage Society in Paris. The internship program also receives support from the Alliance Française de Charleston.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 13, 2017. Interns will be selected in mid-March. Applicants must send a cover letter, a 500-word essay stating their reason for applying, three letters of recommendation and a resume to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Road, Charleston, S.C. 29414, to the attention of Herb Frazier. Some proficiency in French is a plus. Selection also will be based on interviews with members of the Magnolia staff and Alliance Française.

Former participants and their internship year are: Katherine Reeves, Trident Technical College, 2011; Caroline Broder, University of Georgia, 2012; Dana Reynolds, North Carolina State University, 2013; Ruth Morgan, Alamance Community College in Graham, N.C., 2014; and John W. “Tripp” Odom III, Trident Technical College, 2015.