CMBG’s internship program began in 2010 with two volunteer interns in guest services. Since then, it has blossomed into a program that, in 2019, supported eleven paid interns across every department at the Gardens.
No matter what your interest, our internships are opportunities to connect to your passions in an equally passionate work environment. Each year our positions evolve—and much of that evolution is thanks to our interns, who contribute so much to the development of their days and their positions.
Our internships are wide-ranging, not only across the Gardens—from horticulture to education, philanthropy to guest services, marketing to botanical research—but throughout each individual department.
Our mission at the Gardens is to inspire meaningful connections among people, plants, and nature through horticulture, education, and research—and within that mission, there are myriad paths to connection. Our program insists upon providing our interns with work that is fulfilling, challenging, aligning with their interests, and recognized by the organization as valuable.
Our internship season ends with a colloquium at which each intern showcases aspects of his or her season’s project(s). Our interns are highly esteemed at the Gardens—they are the marvelous young people who support the Gardens’ present work while contributing invaluably to its future.
We are very proud of the work we’re doing, preparing our interns to be educators, stewards of the environment, and thoughtful, resourceful members of their communities.