The intern is a member of Cornell Botanic Gardens’ professional team, who are committed to offering mentorship, guidance, and appreciation for each intern’s contribution.

Internships are for Cornell graduate and undergraduate students only (including graduating seniors). All majors are welcome. 

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Internship Positions

The deadline to apply is March 5, 2023 by 11:59 p.m. Click on the positions listed below to learn more.

Natural Areas

This position provides experience in research and stewardship activities. Click here to apply via Workday.

Apply by March 5, 2023

Team Co-Leader, Horticultural Enterprises Team

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

Apply by March 5, 2023

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.


Interns are paid $15.00 per hour and typically work a 39-hour work week (Monday - Friday) throughout the summer.

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Program Elements

In addition to every-day job responsibilities, internships include “Learning Mondays,” group work days, and are required to capture their summer experience to share on the last day.

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