Children's Garden Intern
Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures
are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and
demonstrations of environmental stewardship.
Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) is a private non-profit cultural institution located on 39 acres of New York City public land in Flushing, New York.
Queens Botanical Garden’s HSBC Children’s Garden enables children ages 5-12 the opportunity to plant, maintain, and harvest vegetables, herbs, and flowers in an outdoor learning environment. The children not only explore various methods of gardening, but also discover their surrounding environment through hands-on activities about birds, insects, trees, solar energy, water conservation, and composting. These unpaid positions offer a unique opportunity for individuals with interests in horticulture, education, environmental sustainability and/or non-profit organizations. Internships are available throughout the year and can be combined or filled by different individuals.
Planting, preparation, and maintenance of the Children’s Garden
Working with children and facilitating lessons during spring, summer and fall programs
Ideal candidates will:
Be pursuing studies in education, botany, environmental studies or related field
Be a minimum of 16 years of age
Be knowledgeable of basic small-scale fruit and vegetable gardening
Have experience working with children
Be able to work some evenings, and weekends, as mentioned below.
Be self-motivated with the ability to work both alone and in groups
Dates and Times
There are several positions available, and any or all of the following listed can be combined.
Ideally, these candidates will be available for the following schedule: (can be flexible)
To apply you must put “Children’s Garden Internship” in the subject line and send cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls please.