The New York Botanical Garden


How To Apply

Interns from both the United States and abroad are encouraged to apply. There are four parts to the application kit and process:

  1. Fill out the internship application form, available here.

  2. Prepare a one-page letter or summary statement setting out your interests in science, what you would like to gain through an internship in science, and why you would like to intern in the Science Program at The New York Botanical Garden. The Science pages on the Garden’s Web site provide a good overview of plant science at the Garden, and the “Meet Our Scientists” pages provide information on the research programs of individual scientists.

  3. Provide two letters of recommendation (one from your advisor and one from a teacher/professor familiar with your work and interests).

  4. Mail, e-mail, or fax the application, one-page letter/summary statement, and letters of recommendation to:

    Volunteer Services
    Manager of Volunteer Services
    The New York Botanical Garden
    2900 Southern Blvd.
    Bronx, New York 10458-5126
    fax: 718.817.8977
    phone: 718.817.8765