The National Garden Fellowship was established to bring the National Garden to life for visitors while cultivating new talent in the field of public garden education. In this 6-week summer position, the Fellow works with a team to facilitate sixteen different hands-on plant science modules through our HOPS (Hands On Plants Science) program. The National Garden Fellow works closely with HOPS and U.S. Botanic Garden staff to deliver an immersive environmental learning experience for DC Youth. The candidate must be at least a rising college senior to apply for this position.

The summer 2019 application is due February 8, 2019.

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national fund for the u.s botanic garden high school summer internship 

Each summer high school interns work with the National Fund and U.S. Botanic Garden staff to facilitate hands-on experiences for Garden visitors. This internship is an opportunity for high school students and recent graduates to gain experience in the world of public education and public culture. The internship is part time with significant time spent in the lush environment of the U.S. Botanic Garden. 

National Fund summer internships are a collaboration with the D.C. Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).

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