Internship Opportunities

The next generation of horticulturists, conservation stewards, biologists, and public garden professionals can find hands-on learning opportunities and support from Denver Botanic Gardens staff of professionals.

  • Denver Botanic Gardens is a nonprofit, Equal Opportunity Employer who welcomes people seeking jobs or internships.
  • Employment decisions will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities.
  • Applications are only accepted for open positions.

Here is general information about horticulture, research, art, exhibitions and interpretation internships.

Summer Horticulture Internships

Denver Botanic Gardens’ horticulture internships are project-based, meaning that for the duration of their tenure with us, interns are charged with completing or continuing meaningful work for our department, institution and field. Interns also work throughout the Gardens, gaining a crucial working knowledge of public horticulture collections stewardship. When conditions allow, interns participate in field trips exploring Colorado horticulture and the diverse native ecosystems of the Rocky Mountain region. Additionally, interns are offered professional development opportunities through seminars and conferences, staff-led workshops and industry networking.

In 2024, we are offering five paid, full-time summer internships within the Horticulture Department from May 28 to August 8 in the following areas:

  • Bonsai Collection Management and Curation, and Japanese Gardening Techniques
  • Plant Records Curation and Mapping
  • Urban Agriculture, Community Organizing and Food Justice
  • Watch List Species Mapping and Data Collection
  • Waterlily Registration and Hybridization

Here is more information about the internships and a link to apply. To be considered, submit your application before Friday, Jan. 26, 2024.

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