Herbarium Internships 2021
We can also offer internships and mentoring as described above for qualified students who are able to provide their own funding. For all research internships, college credit may be arranged by the student and is encouraged.
Qualifications: Applicants need to have either completed at least 24 hours of relevant course work or have acquired one year of practical experience in a plant production or laboratory setting. Experience in horticulture, plant science, botany, taxonomy, or laboratory work is recommended for this position, as is attention to detail, a positive attitude, and the ability to work independently.
Duties & Working Conditions: These positions are located at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. Depending on the project, duties could include digitizing herbarium collections preserved in the U.S. National Arboretum Herbarium and preparing herbarium specimens for inclusion into the permanent collection.
To apply: Please send a cover letter stating your educational goals and research interests, resume, references, and transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) via email to USNA.Internships@usda.gov.
Questions? Contact the internship office at (202) 245-4563 or USNA.Internships@usda.gov