Student Opportunities

High School Internships

Fairchild offers 6-week paid summer internships for Fairchild Challenge high school students interested in plant biology, ecology, and molecular evolution. 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.

To apply, please complete theonline application.
Follow this link for more information and requirements.
Deadline for complete applications is 5:00 pm Friday, March 30, 2018.   

 


Undergraduate and Graduate Internships

We are currently seeking Environmental Education Interns for the 2018-2019 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 chose 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, as well as filling out the below application.

2018 Education Internship Application

For any further questions, please contact internships@fairchildgarden.org

 
Other Internship Opportunities
 
Marketing
 

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.

Interns will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Coordinating and executing the company’s social media strategy
  • Working across key social media channels including Facebook and Twitter
  • Help in video production and video-editing to create one piece of video content per month and post on You Tube
  • Assist at on-site/off-site events
  • Submit various department requests
  • Participate in marketing meetings
  • Brainstorms and planning sessions
  • Field and assess incoming inquiries into the department
  • Produce marketing research

By working in an integrated communications setting, interns will learn the importance of the Marketing Department to an organization and gain a wide variety of experiences benefiting their future career.

More Information and How to Apply

 

Membership
 

Membership Marketing interns handle a wide range of responsibilities surrounding the programs and platforms managed by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's Membership and Donor Services Department. Interns gain hands-on experience by

  • helping to enhance the Fairchild membership program through benefits, events, member services and member outreach;
  • to support garden activities through the cultivation of guests and members;
  • to aid with development of marketing for existing and prospective members.

By working in an integrated communications setting, interns will learn the importance of the Member and Donor Services Department to an organization and gain a wide variety of experiences benefiting their future career.

More Information and How to Apply

 

Visitor Services
 

The Visitor Services Intern will learn the key components of creating a memorable and engaging guest experience as it relates to hospitality, and public education opportunities throughout Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Interns will

  • shadow staff to develop an understanding of hospitality
  • educate guests of various ages and knowledge levels about our living collection through daily programming of tram narrations

Interns will work closely with staff and volunteers to greet and orient visitors when they arrive, assist with daily operations of trams, shuttles, and information stations.

More Information and How to Apply