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

Gardener Kenny Silveira installs yellow Paphiopedilum orchids for the orchid exhibitEmployment 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.

  • No current job openings

Summer Employment

These positions assist USBG Staff in facilitating the Hands on Plant Science (HOPS) Program for DC youth between the ages of 7-12. This two-week program takes place outside in the National Garden. Program staff will gain plant science teaching skills and knowledge, with a special emphasis on hands-on learning.

AOC Summer Internships

AOC internship opportunities are offered through both the Horticulture and the Public Programs Divisions. To research these opportunities please visit www.aoc.gov/careers and www.usajobs.com *These positions are paid and mainly available during the summer.

Intern Asa talks about Theobroma cacao (chocolate) with visitorsInternship Opportunities

High School

These positions offer high school students the opportunity to gain plant and environmental teaching skills through the facilitation of hands-on educational modules and programs at the United States Botanic Garden. *These positions are unpaid. Must be at least a rising high school junior to apply.

College / Graduate

  • College Education Intern
    Interns will gain experience in plant and environmental education, with a special emphasis on hands-on learning. Selected interns will work with USBG staff to complete a specialized educational project that meets their career and course objectives. *Positions are unpaid. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. (Click here for more information and to apply)
    Due: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

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.