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.

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

        Volunteer Management
        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: April 15)
Fall: Mid August - December (application deadline: July 15)
Spring: January - Mid May (application deadline: November 15)

Intern applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.  Interns are interviewed until all available positions are filled.  Depending on the number of qualified applicants, some of our internship positions may be filled prior to the end of the application deadline.

If you have questions about an internship, please contact (314) 577-0888 or email butterflyhouse@mobot.org