Santa Fe Botanical Garden is an educational resource that connects people with nature and fosters respect and enjoyment of plants and conservation.

Through exploration of our public garden and preserve, fun and innovative programs, volunteerism, and education, we provide opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to be inspired by and learn from nature.

Employment Opportunities

There are no openings at this time.

Internship Opportunities

Education Internship

This summer the Santa Fe Botanical Garden is continuing our internship program for students entering or currently in Middle or High School, grades 6-12.  We are looking for six responsible, highly motivated students who want to spend time in the garden garden, plan and implement hands-on activities for the public about nature, plants, and gardens, and investigate the ecosystem in and around the Botanical Garden.  We will meet Tuesday and Thursdays from 9am-12pm from June 7th through July 28th.  If you are interested or know of any students you think would be a good match for this program, please give them an application and ask a teacher complete the short teacher nomination sheet.  All forms must be submitted by May 13th, 2016.  Download the 2016 SFBG Internship Application. For more information about any of our education internship opportunities, contact Mollie Parsons, Education Director.

Marketing & Communications Internship

This internship opportunity is available every semester (Fall, Spring, Summer). It will include working with the public and media on behalf of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden under supervision of the Public Affairs Director. This position requires 10-15 hours of work per week, with plenty of opportunities to fill your portfolio while having a lot of fun and flexibility at the same time! Projects will include writing news releases, newsletter and blog articles, updating online calendars and other marketing related activities. Interested students should email a letter of interest, two writing samples and a resume to Sarah Spearman, Public Affairs Director.

We also offer a variety of opportunities for college students in education, marketing, horticulture, collections, and more.

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American Public Gardens Association | Public Garden Career Center

Available positions at gardens all over North America are posted and updated. Begin searching jobs in the garden career center today!

internships.comWhether you are a student looking for a horticulture internship, an educator looking for ways to connect your students with opportunities, or an employer that wants to get the word out about your opportunities, this site is for you! This partner site of Internships.com, the Center for Public Horticulture and the American Public Gardens Association offers free tools and expertise to streamline the internship experience. Students can create personal profiles, post resumes, and access free tips and tools for professional guidance. Employers can post internships, browse student profiles to find the right candidates, invite them to apply…even manage the entire application process. Educators can find new ways to match students with internships and learn about internship best practices to improve your programs.

American Horticultural Society Internships

AHS offers a variety of internships throughout the year at River Farm in Alexandria, VA.

Communication/Editorial internships with the American Horticultural Society are open to any college-level student of journalism, English, horticulture or related fields, and to adults with relevant experience who are making a career change or seeking additional training. Horticultural internships with the American Horticultural Society  are open to anyone interested in a career in horticulture, with preference given to those pursuing a degree or who have completed a degree in horticulture, or a related field. Member Programs internships with the American Horticultural Society are open to individuals interested in nonprofit and program management.

The Garden Club of America Scholarships

The Garden Club of America offers a wide range of excellent scholarships and fellowships.  Check their website at www.gcamerica.org for a complete updated list, detailed information, applications, and deadlines.

Areas of study include:

  • Landscape Architecture
  • Horticulture
  • Medicinal Botany
  • Ecological Restoration
  • Coastal Wetlands
  • Garden History and Design
  • Tropical Botany
  • Endangered Bird Habitat
  • Field Botany
  • Urban Forestry
  • Desert Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • National Parks
  • and much more!