Internships and research positions can transition into career opportunities and provide hands-on professional experience while working towards your degree.
Smithsonian Gardens provides an exceptionally well-rounded array of experiences in its intern program thanks to the wide diversity of services it offers to the Smithsonian, the world's largest museum complex. We accept current and recently graduated undergraduate and graduate students studying horticulture, landscape architecture, museum studies, or other related fields. Selection is based on both an evaluation of the applicant’s application and available positions.
Internship Opportunities include:
- Education and Outreach Internship
- Archives of American Gardens' Internship
- Landscape Architecture Internship
- Orchid Collection Internship
- Greenhouse Production / Interior Plantscape Internship
- Horticulturist Internship (available in summer and fall)
More information about the internship opportunities and how to apply can be found on our website at https://gardens.si.edu/learn/internships/
Applications for internships should be received no later than the dates listed below.
Summer Internships: February 1
Fall Internships: May 15
Winter/Spring Internships: November 15
Requirements for applying to the Smithsonian Garden intern program:
Submit an on-line application
Two letters of recommendation
College transcript(s) (Unofficial copy)
Essay describing background, interest in field, career goals and chosen project.
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