Horticulture-Related Internships

The application deadline for 2019 horticulture-related internships was Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. You may contact our Human Resources department for information about 2020 horticulture-related internships.

  • Horticulture – The summer horticulture internships are designed for students pursuing a career in the field of public horticulture or related field. Students have the opportunity put their classroom learning to work in real-world situations and obtain valuable hands-on work experience.
  • Plant Records – Keeping accurate records on the many thousands of plants in the gardens is vital in a public garden. Denver Botanic Gardens’ summer Plant Records internship allows students to participate in this critical function.


  • We offer internships for academic credit and occasionally paid internships. Past internships have focused on conservation genetics, long-term monitoring of rare plants, botanical surveys and collection management. Contact research@botanicgardens.org for current opportunities.

Art, Exhibitions & Interpretation Internships

  • Year-round opportunities are available for academic credit in our Art, Exhibitions & Interpretation department. Internships focus on art exhibition research and development; evaluation; collections management; and docent tour development and coordination. Contact exhibits@botanicgardens.org for an application.