Each student becomes 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 1, 2022. 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 handshake.

Annual Plants Trials

This internship is designed to give the student experience conducting garden performance trials of annual plants in evaluation gardens in the cultivated collections. Click here to apply via handshake.


All positions 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, all internships includes “Learning Mondays,” group work days, and are required to capture their summer experience to share on the last day.

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