Internship Programs

Our internship programs are currently postponed. 

Internships at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria provide a great opportunity to learn in a unique environment. 

Horticultural Internship Program

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria now offers a Horticultural Internship Program at Melbourne Gardens. 

The Internship Program is a seasonal program that is unpaid, practically based, and ‘hands on’ that provides a great learning opportunity in one of the world's finest botanic gardens. 

The Internship Program is ideal for anyone currently enrolled in and pursuing studies at a degree or certificate granting post-secondary academic institution, or a student who has graduated from such an institution within the last twelve months. An intern can extend their knowledge through hands-on training and work experience alongside qualified horticultural technicians and other professionals in a world-renowned botanic garden.

Internship Program – Overview (PDF 118 kB)

Internship Program – Task Outline (PDF 163 kB)

Internship Program – FAQs (PDF 158 kB)

Internship Program – Application Form (PDF 60 kB) 

Please refer to the FAQ document for the closing dates for internship applications. Applications need to include a completed Application Form, cover letter and brief resume or CV as attachments. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. 

All enquiries about the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Horticultural Internship Program can be directed to Manager, Horticulture, Melbourne Gardens at