Internship Opportunities
The Garden offers unpaid internships designed for you to obtain academic credit or credentials to fulfill requirements of an apprenticeship or to experience professional development, perhaps in an area new to your career.  Unpaid interns receive free admission to the Garden, as well as discounts at our retail shops and Sassafras Cafe during the internship period.

We offer unpaid internships in a variety of areas:

  • Administration
  • Communications
  • Customer Service/Hospitality
  • Education
  • Horticulture
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Retail Services
  • Science and Conservation

If you are looking for paid internships please look on our jobs page here.


Internships Unpaid
Internships Paid
Current Openings - Unpaid Internships

Butterfly House Guest and Volunteer Services Intern

Guest and Volunteer Services Intern    
Classification:  Part time, Intern (unpaid)
Dept/Div:  Butterfly House

The Guest and Volunteer Services internship will provide plenty of practical experience working in the tourist industry and managing a diverse group of volunteers. Interns will assist the Guest Services Coordinator with greeting and assisting guests, meeting group sales and education classes, maintenance of the facility, and answering questions from guests about all aspects of the Butterfly House. Interns will be actively involved in recruitment and training of new volunteers, volunteer scheduling, and supervision of our volunteers. Human resources issues will be covered as they relate to volunteers. ADA issues that relate to volunteers and customer needs will be addressed as well.

Excellent communication skills
Enthusiastic demeanor
Interest in working with people
Coursework in communications, public relations and/or management

Ability to work some weekends
140 hours minimum commitment (will adjust to meet school requirements)
2.5 cumulative GPA

High school seniors entering college in the fall are accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Internship dates: (3½ months)
Summer: May – mid-August (application deadline: March 1)
Fall: September – mid-December (application deadline: August 15)
Spring: mid-January – April (application deadline: November 15)
Hours: part time/20 hours per week; full time/37.5 hours per week

Apply now by emailing a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Mullix;