The Learning by Leading (LxL) program is a network of student-led teams —supported by Cornell Botanic Gardens’ staff and resources —that are passionate about environmental issues, skilled in collaboration and communication, and capable of adapting to and overcoming challenges.

Learn more about the LxL program!

Learning by Leading Teams

Apply by March 27

Team Co-Leader, Horticultural Enterprises Team

Learn the practice of and gain experience in plant propagation and cultivation for plant sales.

Apply by March 6

Team Co-Leader, Sustainable Landscape Team

Collaborate with our horticulture and natural areas staff to design, develop, install and maintain sustainable landscapes.

Apply by March 27

Team Co-leader, Garden Ambassador Team

Lead a small team of peers who will carry out student-led projects that work toward achieving Cornell Botanic Gardens’ mission.

More about our student engagement programs!

Click on the images below to explore student engagement opportunities at Cornell Botanic Gardens.

Apply by March 1

Summer Internships

Our summer internship program provides an educational and work experience involving hands-on training that builds on classroom learning.

Graduate Study

A one-year Masters of Professional Studies degree program for individuals interested in leading botanical gardens, arboreta, and similar organizations.

Cornell Engagement

We offer opportunities for Cornell faculty, staff and students to engage with us.