About United States National Arboretum

The United States National Arboretum is a 446-acre campus of federally funded gardens and research facilities located on in northeast Washington, DC. Administered by the USDA's Agricultural Research Service, the National Arboretum provides natural areas and gardens for the general public to enjoy, as well as educational programs and horticultural research. The Arboretum welcomes more than 500,000 visitors each year.

Internships at United States National Arboretum are available within three units: Education, Gardens, and Research. Interns gain realistic work experience in such areas as botany, education, horticulture, facilities management, public garden administration, and research.


Open to undergraduates, graduate students, recent graduates, and mid-career applicants. Applicants should have academic backgrounds in botany, chemistry, environmental science, horticulture, horticulture education, microbiology, or plant science.

United States National Arboretum

  • Tanya Zastrow, Internship Coordinator
  • United States National Arboretum
  • U.S. National Arboretum
  • 3501 New York Avenue NE
  • Washington, DC 20002
  • Phone: (202) 245-4563


  • Number of Interns: 10 to 20; 13
  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid; Paid - $11.91 / hour.
  • Duration: 6 to 12 weeks; 12 weeks (Summer)
  • Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


  • Beltsville, MD
  • Washington, DC