National Garden Intern

The deadline is February 01, 2017

General Information:The National Fund for the U.S Botanic Garden is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Washington, D.C., whose mission is to support the educational outreach initiatives at the United States Botanic Garden (USBG). The National Fund and the USBG share a dedication to demonstrating the aesthetic, cultural, economic, therapeutic, and ecological importance of plants to the well-being of humankind. Our goal is to support the creation of extraordinary programs and exhibits that delight, educate and inspire our visitors to become more active stewards of the plants that support life on earth.
Qualifications/Requirements:Applicants must possess good organization, communication, people skills, and creativity.
Knowledge of horticulture/plant science and environmental education and a willingness to work evenings and weekends are requirements for this internship. Applicant must be a rising college senior.
Responsibilities:The National Garden Intern will focus on educational outreach by implementing interpretive materials and programs for the public. The National Garden Intern will:
• Assist with the preparation and completion of the Hands On Plant Science (HOPS) program;
• Utilize pre-existing interpretive materials about plants and garden displays to present informal interpretive programs to the public, with specific emphasis on the National Garden;
• Assist with other USBG special programs and events as needed; and,
• Assist with other duties as needed.

The duration of the position is 10 weeks, with an approximate start date the week after Memorial Day – exact dates to be determined mutually by the National Garden Intern and the USBG. Applicant is expected to work 40 hours a week, to include some evenings and weekends.

Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.):Applications must be submitted by February 1, 2017 to National Fund Staff at
A completed application must include:
• Application form;
• Resume or CV;
• A short essay (approximately 250-500 words) explaining how this Internship fits your future professional goals;
• Unofficial transcripts (two years of college plant sciences or related field of study preferred); and
• Three references with phone and email contact information (to include one professional and one academic).
Compensation Range:$6,000 for 10 week internship
Contact Name:Claire Alrich,