Internships

Our internship program offers a unique hands-on learning opportunity in a beautiful setting. All interns have direct contact with our visitors and have the opportunity to educate in a non-formal environment. While assisting the Butterfly House staff, interns will do a project related to their area that is beneficial to the intern and the Butterfly House. All internships are part time and unpaid.

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

Internships are available in most areas and are available year round. Applications must be received six weeks prior to proposed start date.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept international interns because of a lack of funding.

Please select from the following list to learn about our intern opportunities:

        Education
        Guest and Volunteer Services
        Horticulture
        Insect Keeper
        Special Events
        Retail / Gift Shop

Apply for an Internship

Download the internship application

To apply for an internship, please mail a completed application, resume, references and cover letter to:

Attn: Internships
Butterfly House
15193 Olive Blvd.
Chesterfield, MO 63017


You may also fax your information to (636) 530-1516 (Attn: Internships).
Email applications can be submitted to: jennifer.mullix@mobot.org 

We are not able to accept international interns.

Applications must be received six weeks prior to proposed start date. 

Internship Questions

If you have questions about an internship, please contact:

Jennifer Mullix
(636) 530-0076 ext. 12
jennifer.mullix@mobot.org