Dept. Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources

Horticultural Therapy

- Internship Sites -


             Cheyenne Botanic Garden

Address (Phone) 710 South Lions Park Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82001 (307-637-6458)
H.T. Supervisor Shane Smith, HTR
Internship Dates Late May to late November
Application Date March 1
Clients Served

Geriatrics, disadvantaged youth, mentally and physically challenged, general public, elementary chools, low income families

Benefits Minimum wage

            Chicago Botanic Garden

Address (Phone) P.O. Box 400, Glencoe, IL 60022 (708-835-8300)
H.T. Supervisor Gabriela Harvey and Eugene Rothert, HTM
Internship Dates Negotiable starting dates: usually mid-March and mid-September
Application Date Mid-January and mid-July
Clients Served

Physically and mentally challenged, visually impaired, psychiatric, developmentally disabled, geriatric, public schools

Benefits Stipend

 

             Colmery-O'Neil V.A. Medical Center

Address (Phone) 2200 Gage Blvd., Topeka, KS 66622 (785-272-3111 x3118)
H.T. Supervisor Georgia Abbott, HTR
Internship Dates Starting about June 1
Application Date March 1
Clients Served Veterans, psychiatric, physically challenged, geriatric
Benefits Room and board on V.A. Medical Center grounds with other medical interns

 

             Father Flanagan's Boys and Girls Home

Address (Phone) Hort.Training Center, Boyston,NE 68010 (402-498-1104)
H.T. Supervisor Ann Wickenhauser
Internship Dates Flexible, usually starts in June
Application Date Early March
Clients Served Special needs youth
Benefits Minimum wages, possible housing

 

             Friends Hospital

Address (Phone) 4641 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (215-831-4686)
H.T. Supervisor Nadine Kenline, HTR
Internship Dates June/July starting dates
Application Date 12 weeks prior to start
Clients Served Psychiatric from adolescence through geriatrics
Benefits Room and board, housing on grounds of hospital

        

             Henry Doorly Zoo

Address (Phone) 3701 South 10th St., Omaha, NE 68107-2200 (402-733-8401)
H.T. Supervisor Terri Gouveia, Curator of Horticulture
Internship Dates May to August
Application Date 12 weeks prior to start
Clients Served

General public, public school children, and other groups using rain forest and sensory gardens

Benefits  

 

              The Holden Arboretum

Address (Phone) 9500 Sperry Road, Mentor, OH 44060 (216-946-4400)
H.T. Supervisor Karen Haas, HTM
Internship Dates May starting date preferred
Application Date February 1
Clients Served Client services at a variety of sites
Benefits Stipend and housing

 

             Larned State Hospital

Address (Phone) R.R. 3, Box 89, Larned, KS 67550 (316-285-4855)
H.T. Supervisor Karen Denise, HTR
Internship Dates Flexible
Application Date 4 weeks prior to starting date
Clients Served Psychiatric and Geriatic
Benefits Meals and housing

           

             Manhattan Community Gardens

Address (Phone) 1221 Thurston, Manhattan, KS 66503 (785-539-8763)
H.T. Supervisor Linda Teener
Internship Dates January through December
Application Date 4 weeks prior to starting date
Clients Served Community gardeners
Benefits Stipend

 

             Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community

Address (Phone) 2121 Meadowlark Road, Manhattan, KS 66502  (785-537-4610)
H.T. Supervisor  
Internship Dates Flexible
Application Date 4 weeks prior to starting date
Clients Served Elderly
Benefits Lunch

                        

             Newton Presbyterian Manor

Address (Phone) 1200 East 7th, Newton, KS 67114 (316-283-5400)
H.T. Supervisor Tom Williams
Internship Dates Flexible
Application Date 4 weeks prior to starting date
Clients Served Elderly and special education
Benefits Stipend, meals, and housing

 

             Pittsburgh Civic Garden Center

Address (Phone) 1059 Shady Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232 (412-441-4442)
H.T. Supervisor Marjorie A. Radebaugh
Internship Dates Flexible
Application Date May 31
Clients Served Public horticulture
Benefits Stipend

 

             Rusk Institute

Address (Phone)

Enid A. Haupt Glass Garden, 400 East 34th St., New York Medical Center, New York, NY 10016 (212-263-6058)

H.T. Supervisor Nancy Chambers, HTR
Internship Dates  
Application Date 8 weeks prior to start date
Clients Served Head trauma, spinal cord, stroke, physically challenged
Benefits None

 

                Skyland Trail

Address (Phone) 1903 North Druid Hills Rd. Atlanta, GA 30319  (678-686-5959)
H.T. Supervisor Lisa Schrader, MS, HTR
Internship Dates Flexible
Application Date 6 weeks prior to start of internship
Clients Served Adults with mental illness
Benefits Salary, there is a housing stipend and funds to attend the Annual AHTA Conference as well as funds to do one large ht project

 

             Tangram Rehabilitation Network

Address (Phone) R.R. #1, Box 155, Maxwell, TX 78656 (512-396-0667)
H.T. Supervisor Harlan Shoulders, HTR
Internship Dates Flexible
Application Date 8 weeks prior to start date
Clients Served Head trauma, psychiatric, and physically challenged
Benefits Stipend

 

             Youth Center at Beloit

Address (Phone) 1720 North Hersey, Beloit, KS 67420 (785-738-5735)
H.T. Supervisor Ian Draemel, HTM
Internship Dates Flexible
Application Date 8 weeks prior to start date
Clients Served Female juvenile offenders (ages 13-18)
Benefits Meals, possible housing

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For more information on the Horticultural Therapy program at Kansas State University,

contact: Dr. Richard H. Mattson rmattson@oznet.ksu.edu