About Brooklyn Botanic Garden

What began as an ash dump at the turn of the century has grown into the beautiful Brooklyn Botanic Garden, an international landmark in urban gardening.  Not only an oasis of flora, the garden is also an active research site and educational center, playing host to a plethora of exhibits, workshops, celebrations and programs, including the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers general horticulture internships in which students work directly with the garden's acclaimed horticulture staff.  Interns assist specialty gardeners in the Alice Recknagel Ireys Fragrance Garden, Herb Garden and Lily Pool Terrace, among others.  The garden also offers one horticulture internship with the garden's plant propagator and one with the garden's rosarian in the Rose Garden.  Students may also work as instructors in the Garden Apprentice Program, teaching horticulture to middle and high school students in the Children's Garden.  There is also a one-year Garden Apprentice Program for high school students.


Open to high school students, current college students, college graduates and graduate students.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

  • Attn: Director of Horticulture
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • 1000 Washington Avenue
  • Brooklyn, NY 11225-1099
  • Phone: (718) 623-7258


  • Number of Interns: 21 to 50
  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid, Stipend, Varies
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: High School Students, College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


  • New York, NY