The National Garden Fellowship was established to bring the National Garden to life for visitors while cultivating new talent in the field of public garden education. In this 10-week summer position, the Fellow learns how to prepare and run sixteen different hands-on plant science modules through our HOPS (Hands On Plants Science) program. The National Garden Fellow works closely with U.S. Botanic Garden staff to facilitate the running of HOPS which brings vital educational opportunities to DC's youth. The Fellow will spend the second part of the summer training and overseeing high school interns in hands-on activities for the public and summer camp groups. The candidate must be at least a rising college senior to apply for this position.

The application for summer 2018 is closed. Please check back in late November for information regarding the summer 2019 application process. 

national fund for the u.s botanic garden high school summer internship 

Each summer high school interns work with the National Fund and U.S. Botanic Garden staff to facilitate hands-on experiences for Garden visitors. This internship is an opportunity for high school students and recent graduates to gain experience in the world of public education and public culture. The internship is part time with significant time spent in the lush environment of the U.S. Botanic Garden. 

Applications for summer 2018 are due by April 1, 2018. Click here for the NFUSBG High School Summer Internship application and additional information.

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