Farm and Trials Intern

W. Atlee Burpee Company is the leading retail/mail order distributor of seed and gardening supplies to the American home gardener.  We have openings for a Farm & Trials Intern at our Fordhook Farm in Doylestown, PA. Primary responsibilities may include but not limited to: assisting the Fordhook Farm crew with the maintenance and preservation of gardens, trials and buildings at Fordhook Farm.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support with the planting and watering of the research trials, display gardens, greenhouses, and perennial gardens.
  • Assists with the maintenance and clean-up of the research trials, display gardens, perennial gardens and buildings.
  • Facilitate with the harvest of the research field trials and display gardens.
  • Support with collection of information data, recording, labeling, and database maintenance of the annual and vegetable container and field trials.
  • Assists with the photography team and product managers’ needs, as well as public and private events.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Able to work in all weather conditions
  • Able to work 40 hours per week with rotating weekends for watering
  • Be able and willing to communicate with supervisors and farm guests
  • Capable to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Able and willing to lift 35lbs
  • The desire to work, learn and be a part of Burpee seed innovations!
  • Prior experience preferred, but not required                                                                        

This is an excellent opportunity to join a well-established organization with an excellent reputation.  Interested, qualified applicants should forward their resume and cover letter including salary requirements to for immediate consideration.  Please include Job Code 2018-13 Fordhook Intern in the subject line. 


Equal Opportunity Employer.



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