Horticulture Internship Program

The Horticulture Internship Program (HIP) is a seasonal program designed to provide a practical ‘hands on’ experience in horticulture. The internship is based at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne for a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 8 weeks. 

The program is open to Australian and overseas applicants who are currently enrolled (or have completed their studies within the last 12 months) in trade or tertiary studies in horticulture, or a similar landscape related course.

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Internship Details


Applications Open 

Applications Close 

Approximate date of notification 


Intake 1

1 April 2023  

1 May 2023  

1 June 2023  

4 July 2023  

Intake 2

1 July 2023 

1 August 2023  

1 September 2023  

3 October 2023 


Intake 3

1 December 2023  

1 January 2024  

1 February 2024 

March 2024  


You can find our answers to Frequently Asked Questions in the document here.

Interested in Applying?

The application form can be found here.

If you need to get in touch to ask specific questions, please email internship@rbg.vic.gov.au