Internships and Scholarships

High School Internships

Fairchild offers 6-week paid summer internships for Fairchild Challenge high school students interested in plant biology, ecology, conservation or horticulture. Interns will be given a unique opportunity to work with researchers in Fairchild’s state-of-the-art laboratories and contribute to real-world botanical studies.

Our online application is now open! View flyer for more details.

Undergraduate and Graduate Internships

We are currently seeking Environmental Education Interns for the 2019-2020 school year!

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting in leading the volunteer teams that teach the field trips for K-12th grade students
  • Learning and teaching program material
  • Assisting with daily set up, clean up, and program maintenance

Interns will report to the Education Department Field Studies Coordinator. Interns will choose a project area to help with program tracking, evaluation, or standards alignment. Candidates must be able to commit to at least one, but ideally two programs per week for fall and/or spring semester. Programs run from 9am-1pm. These are unpaid positions; however, community service and/or credit hours are available.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Sara Zajic at

Other Internship Opportunities

Marketing interns handle a wide range of responsibilities surrounding the programs and platforms managed by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s Marketing Department. Interns gain hands-on marketing experience by helping plan, prepare and execute marketing events.

For Marketing Internship Opportunities, please contact

  • Social Media Intern–  
    • Assist with building content calendar based on strategy
    • Assist with writing post content
    • Assist with coordinating visuals
    • Manage in Hootsuite and track analytics to make real-time changes
    • Boost posts
    • Community management – respond to our followers
    • Asking for 8-10 hour weekly commitment
  • Photography and Videography Intern –
    • Editing skills needed
    • Present at events
    • On-Going to fill content needs
    • Must have personal editing equipment
    • Photography: 1-2 hours weekly commitment with 1-2 hour commitment per event
    • Videography: 4 hours weekly commitment with 12-hour commitment per event
  • Reputation Management Intern –
    • Responding to our customer reviews
    • Flexible scheduling and work location
    • 1-2 hour commitment per day
  • Animation Intern –
    • If you have an interest in creating animations of Fairchild programs or info graphics, contact us for more information.
    • Must have own animation software and personal equipment
    • Flexible scheduling

Internships and Scholarships at Fairchild

Internships and Scholarships at Fairchild

Internships and Scholarships at Fairchild