Closure Notice

The U.S. Botanic Garden will be closed March 24, 2018. The Garden will reopen at 10 a.m. March 25, 2018.

Opportunities at the U.S. Botanic Garden (Jobs and Internships)

Employment Opportunities


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.

Summer Opportunities:

Internship Opportunities

Various internship opportunities exist for high school college students, in departments ranging from Horticulture to Public Programs (museum management, programming, education, communications). Contact with inquiries about additional internship opportunities.

  • National Garden Fellowship, 10-week summer fellowship administered by National Fund for the U.S. Botanic Garden
    Applications due February 2, 2018
    In this 10-week summer position the Fellow learns how to prepare and run 16 different hands on plant science modules through our HOPS (Hands On Plants Science) program. The National Garden Fellow works closely with Public Programs employees to facilitate the running of HOPS, bringing vital educational opportunities to DC's youth. The Fellow will spend the second part of the summer training and overseeing high school interns. The candidate must be at least a rising college senior to apply for this position.

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the United States Botanic Garden! Please see our Volunteer page for information.