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
  • Butterfly House

If you are looking for paid internships please look on our jobs page here.


Internships Unpaid
Internships Paid
Current Openings - Unpaid Internships

Sachs Museum Curatorial Intern

The Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum at the Missouri Botanical Garden seeks interns for research and installations of future and ongoing exhibition projects and development of Museum programs. Interns will work closely with the Museum Curator to provide support and assist in a wide variety of Museum activities.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

* Packing and unpacking art and writing condition reports; tracking and reporting IPM and building climate control data

  • Object handling, cleaning and preparing exhibition cases, and installing exhibitions
  • Researching objects/artworks/artifacts/specimens for inclusion in exhibitions, label writing, and other projects as assigned.
  • Assisting Curator in researching and developing museum policies
  • Communicating Museum rules which ensure the long-term preservation of the artifacts and structure; for example, no touching of the artifacts on view, and no food or drinks.


  • 160 hours’ minimum commitment and a 2.8 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Ability to work some weekends
  • Ability to use a computer, and knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel
  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum weight of 20-30 pounds.
  • May be required to perform tasks at varying heights (i.e., climb ladders, etc.)
  • Must be able to meet deadlines, work autonomously as well as in a team setting, and be creative in solving problems.
  • Must be flexible and willing to work on a wide variety of projects.


  • College upperclassmen or graduate students preferred, interested in learning about museum exhibitions and best practices in museums
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills; excellent research skills in digital and documentary formats
  • Interest in working with people and engaging a diverse visitorship
  • Punctual, dependable, and demonstrates accuracy and attention to detail
  • Coursework in history, art, science

Working conditions:

  • Inside Lehmann Building and inside Sachs Museum, accessible by stairs and elevator.


Email resume and any relevant materials to Museum Curator Nezka Pfeifer.