Applications for the 2023 internship season have now closed.
The National Herb Garden at the U.S. National Arboretum is the largest designed herb garden in the United States, containing over 900 taxa including a collection of antique roses. Herbal plants include those used for medicine, flavoring food, industrial use, dyeing, fragrance, and historical uses. Horticulture interns work in one or more of the Arboretum’s gardens or collections. A required internship project is presented to staff, volunteers, and stakeholders at the end of the internship. Interns also participate in professional development opportunities and educational field trips.
The successful applicant will be supervised by the National Herb Garden’s curator and gardener. This internship is approximately one year long and will begin in May or June. The position is generally full-time but part-time may be considered on a case-by-case basis (e.g., the intern is enrolled in classes). This internship is payed by stipend through The Herb Society of America (approximately $18/hr). Housing is not provided.