Smithsonian Gardens Internship 2019


The Smithsonian Gardens is pleased to announce the opportunities for internship in the 2019 Smithsonian Gardens. The program is open to all students of current and recent graduation.

Interns will learn skills from SI’s expert professional staff in a wide range of horticultural endeavors and can provide emerging professionals with a strong practical background in hoping to enter the public gardening world.

Internship Description

Due to the wide range of services provided to Smithsonian, the world’s largest museum complex, the Smithsonian Gardens offers an exceptionally well – rounded array of experiences in its internal program.

Field of Internship: Internship is available for graduate and undergraduate program
Course Level: Internship
Internship Provider: Smithsonian Gardens, USA
Internship can be taken in the U.S.

Number of awards offered: Numbers not given

Internship Duration: 10 to 16 weeks

Notification: Not given

Internship Open for International Students: No

Is this paid internship? This is a paid internship program.


To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Smithsonian Gardens accepts current and recently graduated undergraduate, and graduate students.
  • Must be studying horticulture, landscape architecture, museum studies, or other related fields.
  • Academic Credit: Interns may arrange for academic credit through their college or university.


  • The limited number of stipends available.
  • Candidates must pay for their own travel, housing, and subsistence during the period of the internship. Steel-toe safety shoes are required for certain projects.
  • The shoes must meet ANSI Safety Standard Z41.1. The Garden Club of America offers a stipend up to $4,000 for a ten-week internship with the Archives of American Gardens.

Related: Smithsonian EEHV Laboratory Summer Internship-qPCR, 2019

Application Procedure

How to Apply: To apply, applicants must create an account and submit an application online, essay, academic records, and two letters of recommendation through at Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System.

Supporting Documents: Requirements for applying to the Smithsonian Gardens intern program:

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


Internship application deadline is July 1, 2019, for fall and December 1, 2019, for the winter program.

To Apply for Smithsonian Gardens Internship: Click Here

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