Internship Opportunities

Chris Lantos Garden for Life Internship

The Spring 2015 Internship is now open for applications.

The National Fund is pleased to announce a new internship opportunity for high school juniors and seniors. The Botanic Garden, located directly below the United States Capitol, serves as a living plant museum, educating the public on the importance of plants in ensuring environmental health and sustainability.

In line with our mission, we are seeking high school students with an interest in plant and environmental sciences to provide informal, hands-on education to our visiting public. Students will train with staff and have the opportunity to prepare and facilitate educational activities on a variety of environmental topics. This opportunity is ideal for students seeking to complete a senior project and those wanting to gain real-world experience in the field of environmental education.

For an application click here. Applications are due December 31, 2014.

For more information, please contact Alexandra Torres at

National Garden Internship

The Summer 2014 Internship is now closed for applications.

The National Garden Internship was established to help bring the National Garden to life for visitors while cultivating new talent in the field of public horticulture. The 10 week summer position focuses on educational outreach through planning, implementing and managing interpretive materials and programs for the public.

Past interns have had the opportunity to work on a diverse range of projects from creating brochures on gardening with native plants to developing a cell phone tour of the National Garden and giving public lectures. Interns also help to train volunteers on interpretive materials and assist with the Hands On Plants Science program.

For more information click here.

Meet the National Garden (NG) 2012 intern Kelly Whitson, and 2013 intern Caroline Rush.