Internships

2020 internships applications are now being accepted.

Program Description

The U.S. National Arboretum is one of the premier arboreta in the country, located just 2 miles from the U.S. Capitol. A limited number of internships for qualified individuals seeking on-the-job work experience and training in horticulture, botany and plant research are available each season. Selected individuals gain hands-on experience throughout the Arboretum’s various plant collections, greenhouses, and research laboratories. In addition, interns complete a project and participate in educational field trips. Internships vary in length from 3 months to 12 months and will begin again in spring 2020.

Application requirements: a cover letter, resume, transcripts (unofficial are accepted), and three references.


If you need more information, have any questions or concerns, please contact us at:

USNA Internship Coordinator
US National Arboretum
3501 New York Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 245-4563
USNA.Internships@ars.usda.gov