Jobs and Internships
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment. In the Garden, in its community, and well beyond, BBG inspires people of all ages through the conservation, display, and enjoyment of plants; with educational programs that emphasize learning by doing; and with research focused on understanding and conserving regional plants and plant communities.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations are also available for these individuals during the hiring process. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for one of our positions. Examples of reasonable accommodations include, but are not limited to, making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Should you require a reasonable accommodation during the hiring process, please email email@example.com.
Paid Training Programs
Garden Apprentice Program for Teens
The Garden Apprentice Program (GAP) at Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a great way for teens to learn about urban agriculture and the environment while developing job skills, including teamwork, communication, and responsibility. Apprentices make a nine-month commitment to GAP, from March to November. Tier 4 apprentices earn an hourly wage. Applications are due in November for the following year's program.
The Horticulture Internship program is currently on hiatus due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Horticulture Internship program supports BBG’s mission to use the Garden as a working garden, living laboratory, and educational resource. Each year, interns have a nine-month, hands-on experience working directly with BBG’s internationally respected Horticulture staff. The program is designed for people interested in pursuing a career in horticulture. Applications are due in December for the following year's program.