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.

Visit this page in mid-November for a list of horticulture-related 2024 internship opportunities.

  • 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 2023 we offered four paid, full-time summer internships, from May 30 to August 17 within the Horticulture Department in the following areas:

  1. Plant Records Curation and Mapping
  2. Rock Alpine Garden Curation and Mapping
  3. Invasive Species Mapping and Data Collection
  4. Tropical Plants Curation and Mapping

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