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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#

Events Internship

This is a grant funded position extending from May – September that supports the facilitation and coordination of public and private events at the Gardens on Spring Creek, the community botanical garden of Fort Collins, Colorado. This position will work closely with and report to the Gardens on Spring Creek’s Senior Events Coordinator, while also collaborating with a range of staff and volunteers.

This position seeks an individual that is willing and able to work frequent evenings and weekends between May and September in addition to office administrative hours. Office administrative hours will be flexible to work around school schedule, with remote working options. This student must be able to work independently and proactively, be comfortable in a fast-paced, evolving environment, and be looking for professional experience and training in the coordination and execution of public and private events. 

Click the link below to review the full job description and apply through the City of Fort Collins career portal. Position is open until filled.

Additional summer internship opportunities with our education department will be posted soon.

Learn More and Apply

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

The Workforce Innovation Grant is a collaboration between the Colorado Workforce Development Council, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Larimer County, Larimer County Workforce Development Board, and Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development.

This City of Fort Collins Internship program is being 100 percent funded in the amount of $149,559 by federal award number SLFRF0126, awarded to the State of Colorado by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.