Employment Opportunities

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Job openings can be researched online at the Architect of the Capitol website. Positions are listed under the Architect of the Capitol, the administering agency for the U.S. Botanic Garden.

Find other job openings through Architect of the Capitol at www.usajobs.gov


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Summer Internships

AOC Summer Internships

The USBG participates in the AOC internship program. Each summer, we offer paid opportunities throughout the Garden in areas such as horticulture, visitor services, architecture and engineering, communications, and administrative support. Internship positions are typically posted on www.usajobs.gov in late November. Please continue to check this page and www.usajobs.gov for additional information.

These positions are paid and mainly available during the summer. Applications are typically due in December or January for the following summer.

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Recent internship postings:

Watch this video for tips about how to apply for USBG internships through the Architect of the Capitol summer internship program: https://youtu.be/5GprDEk_FFM


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Thank you for your interest in interning at the United States Botanic Garden! High School and College / Graduate Internships are closed at this time. Please check back for possible openings.


Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the United States Botanic Garden! Please see our Volunteer page to learn more about becoming a volunteer.


Contractor Opportunities

  • None at this time.