Internships and Scholarships

Undergraduate and Graduate Internships

We are currently seeking Environmental Education Interns for the 2021-2022 school year! Responsibilities will include:

  • Organizing and inventorying program materials.
  • Assisting with virtual/ in-person field trips for K-12th grade students.
  • Learning how to implement virtual/ in-person teaching program material.

Interns will report to the Education Department Field Studies and Outreach Specialist. 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 days 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 Tatiana Castro 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


Volunteer Coordinator Intern

Job Description:

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FTBG) is currently seeking a Volunteer Coordinator Intern to assist with the daily operations of the Volunteer Department Program. Help recruit, select, train, motivate and supervise volunteers.

You will gain administrative and organizational skills, as well as learn about non-profit management. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, self-starter looking to increase the profile of service and volunteerism benefiting FTBG. This position will report to the Director of Human Resources & Volunteer Services. It will be an active participant in a dynamic team that connects the community with service opportunities benefiting FTBG. Interns work 25-40 hours per week for a minimum of 12 consecutive weeks.

Positions are experience-based and are therefore unpaid.


  • Assist in developing volunteer opportunities for FTBG, including conducting research, recruitment, and onsite attendance/management.
  • Provide support for volunteer coordination and events, scheduling volunteer events, and communicating with volunteers.
  • Assist with activities related to volunteer recruitment, training, and retention, and coordinating events.
  • Assist with volunteer Jurassic Garden duties such as development, planning, coordination, and execution as needed.
  • Assist with all communications, including print marketing, targeted participant recruitment, and online listings when appropriate.
  • Assist in writing volunteer newsletters and other email announcements to volunteers.
  • Files, photocopies/scans, data entry, and manages data within Volgistics, a volunteer management database.
  • Assist with managing volunteer applicants and tracks pending applicants.
  • Revamp volunteer web pages on the FTBG website.
  • Take photos of volunteers during service.
  • Assist volunteers at the Wings of Tropics Butterfly Exhibit as needed.
  • Assist staff as needed with special projects.


  • An undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited college or university.
  • Enthusiasm and patience in working with volunteers of all ages; ability to work with a diverse group of individuals
  • Knowledge of various computer systems, including Microsoft Office (Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook)
  • Basic working knowledge of internet social networking tools
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Self-motivated, flexible, quick learner, and possesses a high level of personal integrity
  • The ability to lift objects to 40 lbs., work in various weather conditions, and stand/walk for long periods of time is preferred.

Please contact Jemma Peterson at if interested in applying.