Summer Internship

No longer accepting applications for Summer 2023.

About the ZBG Internship Program

The Garden Club of Austin (TGCOA) is funding a paid summer internship in partnership with the Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy. The starting and finishing dates of the ten-week internship are flexible. The internship will focus primarily on horticulture and grounds maintenance at the Zilker Botanical Garden, although the intern may also be involved with some program and event preparation to create a well-rounded public garden experience. Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in horticulture-related fields of study are encouraged to apply. Selection will be based on the applicant’s demonstrated interest in horticulture and academic performance. Residence in Central Texas will be considered only when qualifications are otherwise nearly equal.

The ZBG Internship Committee must receive completed applications no later than April 1st of each year. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

The Zilker Botanical Garden Education Director is responsible for organizing and coordinating the internship program and will work in conjunction with the Environmental Conservation Program Manager and Garden Center Coordinator. Most of the internship projects and work will be with PARD, while smaller horticulture-related projects with ZBGC