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

Digital Media Intern –Communications


Digital Communications Intern    
Classification:  Part time, Intern (unpaid)
Dept/Div:  Communications


Are you looking for real experience to help boost your resume and build your portfolio while gaining valuable journalistic experience and even having a fun time attending some of the best events in Saint Louis? The Digital Communications internship at the Missouri Botanical Garden is perfect for a self-starting student or recent graduate from a Communications, Journalism, or Marketing program.

The Digital Communications internship has two tracks, and candidates should specify which track they are interested in pursuing. Track one is Social Media and track two is Digital Storytelling.

The Social Media internship is further divided into marketing/event promotion and mission-based digital journalism. The marketing intern will assist with developing and designing online content for the Garden and its affiliated campuses to promote the institution as a local cultural attraction. Tasks will include creating online content before, during, and after special events, educational programs, and membership activities, as well as community outreach and engagement across multiple platforms. Digital journalism interns will focus on reporting and promoting the Garden's works in Science and Conservation, Horticulture, and Educational Outreach. Tasks will include creating online content for and about our programs in these areas and assisting staff in these areas in creating and/or maintaining individual digital content (i.e., blogs).

Digital Storytelling interns can work in video, audio, or a combination of these to produce short-form digital narratives about our work in St. Louis and around the world. Tasks include any combination of the following: videography, video and sound editing, storyboarding, video and audio production, and post-production.

Candidates should have solid writing skills and practical experience with online media applications and tools including all or most of the following: Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, iMovie, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro. Digital storytelling candidates should have video equipment (including, if possible, GoPro, HD video, drone, video editing software).

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

Unpaid, but may be arranged for college credit. Includes free admission to the Garden, its festivals and events, and its off-site family of attractions.

Email resume, writing samples, and examples of web content and/or new media to John Dedeke, Web Content Editor, at or (314) 577-0856.