To discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life -Mission of the Missouri Botanical Garden | Passion. Plants. People. Planet.


The Garden works to foster a culture of understanding, open communication and mutual respect among all employees in order to create an inclusive workplace for our staff, volunteers, stakeholders and visitors. We are confident our employees will help us grow and prosper in the years to come. We are counting on the efforts of every individual to help us successfully meet our goals and deliver on our mission. We value the contribution you can make to these objectives.

The Garden is committed to providing and promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for all, where each person can succeed regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, gender expression, gender identity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. 

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Fellowships at The Garden are often available to professionals who have received at least an undergraduate degree in the field of botany/plant sciences from universities, governmental and non-governmental institutions and organizations in Mexico, Central America, South America, Madagascar, Vietnam and Tanzania.  Research fields are limited to plant systematics, biogeography, ecology and conservation.

The Fellowship is intended to support scientists by providing funding that will allow research to be conducted at The Garden, as well as allow participation in interdisciplinary activities that will enrich overall experience and strengthen professional development.  Visit Research for a complete listing of available Fellowships.




The Missouri Botanical Garden offers year-round internship opportunities, both paid and unpaid, within a variety of departments.  Usually the selected interns are college juniors or above, although underclass exceptions can be made. Garden staff works closely with interns to make the experience rewarding and meaningful.  Required hours are developed within each department by each position's supervisor and in conjunction with any requirements. All internships remain open until filled.