National Garden Internship

The National Garden Internship was established to bring the National Garden to life for visitors while cultivating new talent in the field of public horticulture. 

In this 10 week summer position the intern learns how to prepare and run sixteen different hands on plant science modules through our HOPS (Hands On Plants Science) program. The National Garden Intern works closely with U.S. Botanic Garden staff to facilitate the running of HOPS, bringing vital educational opportunities to DC's youth. The candidate must be at least a rising college junior to apply for this position.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications for summer 2017 are due by February 1, 2017

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