2525 4th Avenue Rock Island, IL 61201

Telephone: 309.794.0991

Interns play a vital role in the operation of the Quad City Botanical Center. We have been extremely fortunate in having a huge array of talented people serve as interns. We have had interns from Augustana College, St. Ambrose University, Scott Community College, Black Hawk College, Western Illinois University and many many more colleges from around the country.

If you are interested in becoming a Quad City Botanical Center Intern in any of these departments, please refer to the contact information below and get in touch with us. Many times we attend Career fairs at local colleges for intern resumes. Interns have many opportunities to learn about the ins and outs of the Quad City Botanical Center. Experiences may include leading educational activities, creating new educational programs, graphic design work, marketing and set up for events, flocking yards, planting, weeding, playing with butterflies, creating straw mazes, frolicking through the garden, smelling flowers, and much, much more. 

Executive Director . . . . . . . . . . Ami Jenkins     extension 206     jenkins@qcgardens.com 
Interns in this department will help with general administrative endeavors, grant writing, and helping with membership drives.

Education Director . . . . . . . . . .Greg Wolf     extension 208    edu@qcgardens.com 
Interns in the education department will help with educational programs, lead classes, design lessons, and help with family programming for seasonal months.

Horticulture . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kate Mapes    extension 209  service@qcgardens.com 
Interns in this department will have a more hands on experience with the garden and facilities, including weeding, planting, mowing, and transplanting tropical plants in and out of the greenhouse and Sun Garden.

Marketing/Events  . . . .  Ryan Wille  extension 203     vs@qcgardens.com

Interns in this departmentwill be involved with planning and promoting special events like the Garden Party & Harvest Moon Banquet, as well as all other children, family and adult events.  They will assist with creating advertising collateral, social media marketing, graphics and general party decor.

Banquet Rental & Sales . . . . . . . . .Kari Campbell     extension 201     rentals@qcgardens.com
Sales interns will help with facility rentals such as weddings, meetings, and group parties.

Accounting.................Sarah Balkovek  extension 207    accounts@qcgardens.com

Interns in this department will help with daily accounting practices and other various projects. 

Past and Present Interns