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.

Unfortunately, we are not able to accept international interns.

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

        Education
        Volunteer and Visitor Services
        Horticulture
        Entomology
        Special Events      
        Project Pollinator

Apply for an Internship

Internship Application

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

Application Dates and Deadlines

Internship Dates
3-4 months with flexibility

Summer: Early May - Mid August (application deadline: March 15)
Fall: Mid August - December (application deadline: July 15)
Spring: January - Mid May (application deadline: November 15)
 

Internship Questions

If you have questions about an internship, please contact:

Curtis Parsons
(314) 577-0870
cparsons@mobot.org