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 Special Events Intern

Special Events Intern    
Classification:  Part time, Intern (unpaid)
Dept/Div:  Butterfly House

This internship is specifically designed for those entering the events industry and NOT for candidates looking for marketing and public relations experience. Qualified candidates will possess a professional, service-oriented attitude, enthusiastically performing a wide variety of tasks, including: client interaction, development, project preparation and staffing of events during business hours and after-hours. A Special Events Intern is energetic, flexible, punctual, and dependable.

Primary Responsibilities: provide efficient special events support as a liaison between the Butterfly House and accounts/clients, help coordinate major in-house events and out-of-house events, and client correspondence. A special events intern must be able to work Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays including evenings (as late as 10 pm) as this is when most events occur.

140 hour minimum commitment; minimum of one four-hour shift per week, not to exceed 16 hours per week (will adjust to meet school requirements)
Related coursework or experience in a related field
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