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 2024  

1 May 2024  

1 June 2024  

First Tuesday July 2024  

Intake 2

1 July 2024 

1 August 2024  

1 September 2024  

First Tuesday October 2024 


Intake 3

1 December 2024  

1 January 2025  

1 February 2025 

First Tuesday March 2025  


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