The application deadline for Smithsonian Gardens Winter/Spring Internships is on November 15.   

The Smithsonian Gardens’ Landscape Architecture internship fosters experience with the Landscape Architect through various projects that develop out of current design needs or multi-year projects. Intern projects typically involve the development of designs, presentations, and/or planning reports. Experience in CAD is required. The internship will provide the intern with the opportunity to:

§  Learn more about the Landscape Architecture profession by attending construction site visits and progress meetings.

§  Understand of planting design in a public garden setting

§  Ability to analyze problems in terms of design and plant material

§  Increase technical competence to translate a design from Auto Cad

Selection is based on both an evaluation of the applicant’s application and available positions.

Other Smithsonian Garden Opportunities include:

§  Smithsonian Orchid Exhibit Internship (available in winter only)

§  Education and Outreach Internship

§  Greenhouse Production Internship

§  Orchid Collection Internship

§  Horticulture Internship (available in summer and fall only)

§  Interior Plantscaping Internship (available in summer and fall only)

§  Tree Collection/ Arborist Internship (available in summer and fall only)


Applications for internships should be received no later than the dates listed below.

Winter/Spring Internships: November 15

Summer Internships: February 1

Fall internships: May 15

Requirements for applying to the Smithsonian Garden intern program:

Submit an on-line application
Two letters of recommendation
College transcript(s)
Essay describing background, interest in field, career goals and chosen project.

Further details about the internship and how to apply can be found on our website at .