Internship at National Arboretum

Contact Info
1 (202) 245-4563
U.S. National Arboretum
3501 New York Avenue, NE
Washington, , DC 20002
United States
Degree Not Required


Qualifications: Applicants need to have either completed course work or have acquired practical experience in turf management, horticulture or a related field. Basic gardening, interest in plants, and the ability to work independently are very important.

Duties & Working Conditions:
will have the opportunity to interact with turfgrass managers at other area federal facilities, including the National Mall and Arlington National Cemetery, as well as local golf course
superintendents and attend local professional development workshops/field days. Intern will assist with public workshops and events held in conjunction with exhibit and possibly assist with renovations of various turfgrass renovations on the Arboretum grounds.

Skills/Experience Required: Internship will involve heavy lifting and exposure to extreme heat and humidity. Experience operating turfgrass maintenance equipment is strongly preferred. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with the public are necessary in this position. Ability to work occasionally on weekends is required.

To apply: To apply for an internship, please send a cover letter indicating availability and interest, resume, and transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) via email to

There is no deadline. However, first screening of applicants will be March 10.

Questions? Contact the internship office at (202) 245-4563 or