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.

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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.

Basic internship requirements: 

  • 140-hour minimum commitment (will adjust to meet school requirements)
  • Related coursework or experience in area of internship
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • High school seniors entering college in the fall are accepted on a case-by-case basis

To apply for an internship, please complete the internship application and submit cover letter and resume to butterflyhouse@mobot.org.

Application deadlines:

  • Spring - November 15
  • Summer- March 15
  • Fall – July 15