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Category: Horticulture

Smithsonian Gardens
Washington, D.C.

Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Internship Opportunities

Smithsonian Gardens 

The Smithsonian Gardens (SG) designs, manages, and maintains the gardens and grounds of the many Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C., which attract over twenty million visitors each year.  SG also develops horticulture displays and exhibitions for exterior and interior museum spaces.  The Smithsonian gardens and grounds serve as “outdoor museums” designed to complement the buildings they border and to enhance the overall visitor experience of learning, appreciation, and enjoyment.

Numerous SG internship opportunities are available throughout the year in the following disciplines:

  • Horticulturist 
  • Greenhouse Production
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Horticulture Education and Outreach
  • Orchid Collection

Internship Details:

  • Open to all current undergraduate and graduate students who study horticulture or a related discipline and wish to further their knowledge through practical hands-on work experience
  • Ten to sixteen week long internships / 40 hours per week
  • Opportunities to complete special projects that may relate to the intern’s special area of interest
  • To learn more about SG internship program go online to

How to apply:
Applicants must create an account and submit an application online to the Smithsonian Online Academic Application System (SOLAA) at

1. Once you have created and logged into your SOLAA account click on the link labeled “Add New Application.”

2. The Add New Application screen will appear. There are 2 steps to creating an application:

Step 1 - In the field labeled “Program Type” click on the button labeled “Internship.”  In the field labeled “Office/Museum/Research Center” click the down arrow on the right side of the box and select “Smithsonian Gardens.”  

Step 2 - In the field labeled “Select program that you wish to apply for” click on “Smithsonian Gardens Internship Program.”

Applications Deadline: February 1, 2014.

For additional information, contact:
Smithsonian Gardens
P.O. Box 37012 | Capital Gallery, MRC 506
Washington, DC  20013-7012

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