Smithsonian Garden Internship Program

Title: Smithsonian Garden Internship

Salary Range: Stipend

Consideration Date: December 1

Brief Description:

The Smithsonian Gardens provides an exceptionally well-rounded array of experiences in its intern program. Interns will learn skills in a broad range of horticultural endeavors from SI’s expert professional staff and can provide a strong practical background to emerging professionals hoping to enter the public gardening world. A limited number of stipends available. Candidates must pay for their own travel, housing, and subsistence during the period of the internship.

Hosted By:

The Smithsonian Gardens, a division of the Smithsonian Institution, is responsible for the “landscapes, interiorscapes, and horticulture-related collections and exhibits”, which serve as an outdoor extension of the Smithsonian’s museums and learning spaces in Washington, D.C.


This internship program is applicable for:

  • Smithsonian Gardens accepts current and recently graduated undergraduate and graduate students studying horticulture, landscape architecture, museum studies, or other related fields.
  • Selection is based on both an evaluation of the applicant’s application and available positions.

How to Apply:

To apply, applicants must create an account and submit an application online by the given link:

Supporting Documents:

The Internship application is comprised of:

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • College transcript(s)
  • Essay describing background, interest in field, career goals and chosen project

Financial Assistantship:

There is a limited number of stipends available.

More Information:

Contact Information:

If you have questions regarding the internship application process, please contact the Intern Coordinator at (202) 633-5840 or e-mail at