Welcome to the internship database! Internships offer students practical hands on experience and the opportunity to meet key people in a field of interest. Click on the links for each internship for more details.  





OSU North Willamette Research & Extension Center Internship Program

The internship program is supported by extension faculty specializing in the following areas: small farms, plant pathology, and Christmas trees. Nursery research interns focus on two main areas, improving research skills and developing communication skills. Interns will have the opportunity to work with both researchers and members of the industry to gain an understanding of nursery and/or Christmas tree production and research methods. Interns will also have the opportunity to participate in their own research experiment in an area of their interest.

For more information, contact Chal Landgren at:

Internship Brochure

Internship Application

15210 NE Miley Road
Aurora, OR 97002-9543

Phone: (503) 678- 1264 ex. 142
Fax: (503) 678-5986






Bailey Nurseries, Inc. West Coast Production Internship Program

Located in Yamhill, OR., the West Coast Production Operation is a diverse wholesaler of container grown fruits and ornamentals and bare root ornamentals. The 11-week paid internship offers interns hands-on experience and exposure to all phases of container and bare root production. Interns also have the option to specialize in propagation, plant health and soils.

For more information, contact Alan Wenner at:

Bailey Nurseries, Inc.

Attn: Alan Wenner

9855 NW Pike Rd.

Yamhill, OR 97148

Phone: (503) 662-3244

Fax: (503) 662-3778


Carlton Plants

Carlton Plants, located in Dayton, OR, is a wholesaler of high quality bareroot deciduous shade, fruit and flowering trees, shrubs, rootstocks, and seedlings. The paid internship offers practical on the job training and exposure to all phases of bareroot production including; tissue culture lab, greenhouse,  field, and customer interaction.

For more information, contact Sonia Fernandez at:

Carlton Plants

Attn: Sonia Fernandez

PO Box 399

Dayton, OR 97114

Phone: (503) 868-7971
Fax:     (503)868-7503.







Iseli Nursery Internship Program

Iseli Nursery, located in Boring, OR,  is a wholesaler of container and field grown rare and beautiful conifers, Japenese maples, Living Art®, and other ornamental shrubs and trees. The paid internship offers practical training through theory and participation in diverse areas of plant production and nursery management. Interns also gain hands on experience in all aspects of ornamental and landscape tree production in Oregon.

For more information, contact Peter Gregg at:

Internship Brochure

Phone: (503) 663-3822
Fax: (503) 663-0202




Smith Gardens

Smith Gardens Inc., the producer of Northwest Grown garden products, is a wholesale grower of over 300 varieties of primarily greenhouse crops at four different sites. The Bellingham, WA site focuses on growing bedding plants, poinsettias, mums and premium annual plants while the Marysville, WA site grows perennial plants. The Aurora/Wilsonville, OR site grows mostly bedding crops for spring but also poinsettias, and they have a banded shrub program growing roses and hydrangeas. The Watsonville, CA site, Pacific Plug and Liner, provides the other three sites and other growers across the country with young and finished plants. Internships are offered at all four sites in the areas of production, shipping, and sales. Interns are given responsibilities corresponding with the department and site of their choice and gain valuable hands on experience in the industry.

For more information, contact Don Spence at:

Cell: 503-407-6358 or Office Phone: 503-678-5373

Don Spence
23150 Boones Ferry Road NE
Aurora, OR 97002

Fax: 503-678-4264