Horticulture Summer Internship

Location: Cincinnati, OH
Deadline: March 1, 2014

Interested in spending your summer at the zoo?

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Horticulture Department offers a variety of summer internships where you can learn and grow your love for plants. Which one is for you? Check them out:

Botanical Interpreter Internship

Work with the Horticulture Volunteer’s visitor engagement activities, an interpretive program highlighting the relationships between plants and animals. Also work with the Horticulture Volunteens (a.k.a. The Buzz Troop) in monitoring plant and insect pollination throughout the Zoo’s gardens.

Plant Trials Internship

Help out with the management of the Zoo’s annual plants/ Responsibilities include propagation, ursery work, installation adn maintenance of plants, record keeping, labeling, etc.

EcOhio Wetland Native Plant Internship

Be a part of the Zoo’s Native Plant Program. Planting, propagation by seed, cuttings, irrigation, nursery work, maintenance of container material, record keeping, land management, invasive species removal, seed collection, species monitoring- this position is located off Zoo grounds at our Boyer Farm wetland facility.

Landscape Maintenance Internship

This position has a varierty of responsibilities covering all aspects of landscape and exhibit instillation and maintenance. Interns ma also be involved in record keeping and labeling of plant material.


Applicants of all positions should be: motivated, enrolled in or recentlly graduated from a related college degree, comfortable talking with and helping zoo guests, and physically able to perform the required manual labor.

Other Information

This is an unpaid internship. All interested applicants should submit a resume, letter of recommendation, the application form from teh Zoo’s website (link listed below), and a short letter explaining your background, interests, and career goals to the Cincinnati Zoo by main. Applications are due by Mach 1st. Internships start at the end of May.


Department of Horticulture, Cincinnati Zoo & Boanical Garden

300 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45220


For further questions call 513-559-7736 or email us at volunteers@cincinnatizoo.org