Internship Grower-Production

Stevensburg, VA 22741
United States
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Culpeper - Stevensburg, VA
High School
$16.00 - $18.00 Hourly

Internship - Grower Production

Job Description

Internship Program Goal:

Provide a hands-on greenhouse experience focused on production and growing in a commercial greenhouse environment. While the internship is focused on growing and production, we also hope to provide an opportunity for the intern to experience each department within our company with a goal of providing a broad overview of the inner workings of the company.


Internships Dates offered: 

  •  3-month program - April 1-June 30

  • 4-month program - March 1-June 30

  • 6-month program - March 1 – Aug 31

Company Overview:

Bell Nursery is an innovative wholesale nursery grower in the Central Garden & Pet portfolio and the second largest greenhouse footprint in the nation. We have production facilities in MD, VA, NC, KY, NJ, and Ohio which service Home Depot stores with flowers, plants and trees across 18 states.  In 2022 we were awarded, the “Environmental Partner of the Year” and in 2021 the “Supplier of the Year”.  We are committed to driving sustainability through our operations, working diligently to provide a safe and healthy work environment, supporting farm communities, and protecting vital environmental resources.

  • Utilizing 100% wind power at three facilities to significantly reduce CO2 consumption

  • Recycling 5.7 million pounds of cardboard and plastic through stores and on-site programs

  • Implementing biological controls in Bell Nursery growing spaces

  • Leveraging drip irrigation in perennials farms, reducing 100,000,000 gallons in 2021

  • By Selling 1.3 million trees in five years through The Home Depot. When planted in an urban environment and allowed to grow for 10 years, these trees can sequester an estimated 77,000 metric tons of CO2.

Grower/Internship Position:

It is our goal at Bell to provide a rewarding and educational experience to the student/intern. The internship is 3, 4, or 6 month program focused on greenhouse production and is designed for individuals with a serious interest in becoming a commercial grower. The student/intern will primarily be part of the growing and production team but will also be exposed to as many different areas of the business as possible.

College Graduate or Intern should be interested in the technical side of growing and not advancing on a management path. 

IMPORTANT!! Bell Nursery does NOT provide housing. Intern housing will be secured by the intern themselves.  



College Graduate or Intern Studies

  • Propagation

  • Researcher

  • Trial Manager

  • IPM

Integrated Pest Management

  • Scout

  • Hybrid Role

  • (Mgr. + Tech)


Intern Requirements:


·       Chemistry

·        Organic Chemistry

·        Pathogens

·        Lab Work

·        Horticulture

·        Plant Production

 Preferred Job Experience:    

Agriculture Experience

·        Greenhouse Experience

·        Retail

·        Farming

·        Passion to Grow

·        Physical Labor

Developing Skills, Leadership Activities and Previous Work Experiences:

-        Analytical skills

-         Critical Thinking

-         Initiative

-         Interpersonal skills

-         Mechanical skills

-         Physical Strength

-         Communicate Effectively

-         A Positive Attitude

-         Willingness to Learn

-         A Passion for Growing Plants! 

-         Leadership Ability!   

Intern Project:

The student/intern will also be assigned a special project that will benefit both Bell Nursery, as well as be an opportunity for the student to show initiative and achieve a sense of responsibility. While the focus of the internship will be the grower position, the intern will also be exposed to as many facets of the business as possible. The student/intern will interact with managers of each department to learn how each department runs as well as how the different departments interact within the company.

 Other areas may include:

-         Logistics and distribution – the student/intern will spend time at our distribution warehouse and be exposed to distribution reports and tools that guide our product distribution

-         Retail and merchandising –the student/intern will spend time working in the retail environment

-         Accounting and IT – the student/intern will meet, potentially work with, and have time for questions with our IT and accounting staff

Applications accepted until position is filled:

 Applications should include: 

Inquiries may be sent to: or


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.