Help keep our Arboretum and Public Garden spaces open

Learning by Leading Curatorial Internship Recruitment: Applications due Friday, Sept. 28

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The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden's Learning by Leading™ internship program offers quarter-long and school year-long internships in which students can work independently or as a team to solve real-world problems in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden.


Work with professional UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden horticulturists, curatorial and museum education teams to develop your plant identification skills and practice field-surveying methods. In addition, interns will build project management, communication and reporting skills essential for excelling in environmental and land management careers.

Signature Project Description

Assist with surveying, mapping and data collection in the UC Davis Arboretum. Use cartographic, horticultural and technical skills to create a geographic inventory of the UC Davis Arboretum’s research and teaching collections. Duties include project management, data entry and cartographic design. With assistance and training, identify both common and unusual plants by botanical name using existing maps and horticultural records. Participate in cross-functional projects and develop a Signature Project portfolio. Accepting two students Fall 2018.

If you are interested in learning more about our program before you apply, contact the Signature Project Mentor, Angelica Sauceda

Applications are due Friday, September 28 October 5 (deadline extended) by midnight. 

Download the Application (.docx)