Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve

Youth Conservation Core Member at Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve. Photo by Nina Katz.

Opportunities with the Santa Fe Botanical Garden

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

New Mexico Youth Conservation Corps Crew – Six crew members will work part time to participate in habitat restoration, invasive species removal, and other projects. Applicants should be New Mexico residents, 16-25 years old. Mid July start date.

Internship Opportunities

Education Internships
Due to COVID, we will not be accepting any new applications this summer. Each summer, the Santa Fe Botanical Garden offers an internship program for students entering or currently in Middle or High School, grades 6-12.  We look for six to ten responsible, highly-motivated students who want to spend time in the 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 meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-12pm in June and July. For more information about any of our education internship opportunities, contact Mollie Parsons, Education Director. Download the 2020 summer intern application here.

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

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Other Resources

American Public Gardens Association | Public Garden Career Center

Available positions at gardens all over North America are posted and updated. Begin your search.

APGA’s Career Development Center is the most comprehensive resource of its kind for the public horticulture industry—providing position openings in botanic gardens, arboreta, zoos, horticultural societies, and even museums, along with a number of other career-oriented resources for experienced and new public horticulture professionals, as well as those just beginning to explore the industry.

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.

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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

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