Horticulture Intern


Currently accepting applications for SUMMER season

The horticulture intern works with our horticulturist to learn about landscape maintenance and design, tropical foliage plant care, and zoological horticulture.  We are looking for college or technical school students and recent graduates who are interested in horticultural careers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Daily maintenance – Irrigation, weed control, pruning, etc.
  • Seasonal projects – Plantings, transplants, propagation, etc.

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Current college or technical school student or recent graduate – horticulture, landscaping/landscape design, botany, biology, or other plant-related majors preferred.
  • Self-starter who can work on a team as well as independently.
  • Considering a career in horticulture or landscaping fields.

Additional Requirements:

  • At least 18 years old.
  • Lift 50 lbs.
  • Comfortable working indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Speak fluent English.
  • Commit to at least 300 hours (summer session) to complete the internship.
  • Work at least three days/week (summer session), Monday-Friday.
  • Interested applicants should provide a cover letter, resume, and reference letter to Sara Showers, sara.showers@aviary.org.
  • Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted directly.


National Aviary Horticulture Internship Calendar:


Internship Start Date: May 7-24
Internship End Date: August 15-31