US National Arboretum



Summer Education Internship
3 months, full time, beginning in May or June

The intern will work with the arboretum’s educational program coordinator to research markets for children’s programs and to develop ideas for free and fee-based programs for elementary-age children.  Compensation for the 2010 summer internships is approx. $11.91/hr. The work week will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. College credit may be arranged by the student and is encouraged.

Applicants need to have either completed at least 24 hours of relevant course work or have acquired one year of practical experience. Basic communication and writing skills, interest in children’s education, and the ability to work independently are very important.

Duties & Working Conditions
The intern’s duties will include surveying area gardens about their youth education programs, contacting leaders of youth groups such as Scouts, evaluating existing National Arboretum activities, and interviewing National Arboretum curators to discover educational opportunities within the collections. Based on research and evaluations, will develop ideas for children’s programs.

Available Positions:

Education and Visitor Services Intern

To apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and a completed Supplemental Questionnaire via postal mail or email to:

Internship Office
US National Arboretum
3501 New York Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

There is no deadline. However, supervisors will begin to look over applications by the end of February. To receive first consideration, please apply by February 1st.

To learn more about the other various types of internships, requirements, and how you may apply,
please click on the links provided below.

If you need more information, have any questions or concerns, please contact us at:

     USNA Internship Coordinator
     US National Arboretum
     3501 New York Avenue, NE
     Washington, DC 20002
     (202) 245-4563

Optional Form 306, (Declaration for Federal Employment): If you are selected for any of these positions, you will be required to complete this form before an offer may be made.

Selective Service System:
Males over age 18 who were born after December 31, 1959, must have registered with the Selective Service System (or have an exemption) to be eligible for Federal employment.

Employment of Noncitizens In Non-Permanent Excepted Service Positions:

For information on the eligibility of noncitizens for temporary internships, see

EEO Policy Statement:
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

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