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The Gardens on Spring Creek internship program helps college students or recent graduates transition effectively from the classroom to the professional world. Interns gain hands-on experience in a variety of areas through our public garden.

Internships are available in the following areas:

  • Horticulture
  • Education
  • Public Special Events

Benefits to interning at The Gardens:

  • Free admission to The Gardens
  • Discount in our gift shop and Kaleidoscope Café
  • Opportunity to participate in adult learning courses

Both paid and unpaid internship opportunities are posted seasonally and align with the spring, summer and fall semesters.

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Current Openings#

Fall Greenhouse and Conservatory Horticulture Intern (Paid)

This is a grant-funded position occurring during the Fall 2022 semester (August - December) that supports the greenhouse propagation and care at the Gardens on Spring Creek, the community botanic garden of Fort Collins, Colorado. This position will work closely with and report to the Gardens on Spring Creek’s Greenhouse and Butterfly House Horticulturist.

This position seeks a student that is willing and able to work independently and proactively, is comfortable in a fast-paced, evolving environment and is looking for professional experience and training in various greenhouse tasks, public gardening and conservatory knowledge. Work hours are flexible based on school schedule, with typical work hours being 15 hours per week.

Click the link below to review the full job description and apply through the City of Fort Collins career portal.

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Fall Education Intern (Paid)

This is a grant-funded position occurring during the Fall 2022 semester (August - December) that supports a diversity of informal education programming for preschool through adult learners in topics ranging from gardening, earth science, arts and crafts, cooking, urban homesteading and wellness at the Gardens on Spring Creek, the community botanic garden of Fort Collins, Colorado. These positions will work closely with and report to the Gardens on Spring Creek’s Education Coordinator and Education Assistant.

Interns set individual goals based on their interests and will work with the education team to set schedules to achieve those goals while also meeting the needs of The Gardens’ programming. Work hours are flexible based on school schedule, with typical work hours being 15 - 20 hours per week.

Click the link below to review the full job description and apply through the City of Fort Collins career portal.

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Leadership and learning programs are also available for teens.  Contact Ashley Krueger at akrueger@fcgov.com for more information.