There are no open career positions at this time. Thank you for your interest.
Interns infuse energy and new ideas into our always budding Quad City Botanical Center. We are fortunate to receive applications from talented nature lovers attending neighboring institutions like Augustana College, St. Ambrose University, Scott Community College, Black Hawk College and Western Illinois University.
Want to lead educational trainings about Zone 5 perennials and bushes or even develop a program from scratch? Or maybe you simply love the earthy scent of freshly dug soil and the accomplishment of pulling each and every pesky weed in the garden. We’ve got a place for you! Or pass on your love of the outdoors by helping children become passionate about conservation and proper care of our earth. The event calendar is always full at the Gardens and we can always use more hands in marketing and special events.
If you have a sincere interest in exploring how your skills may benefit the Quad City Botanical Center, we’d love to talk to you!
Help with general admin duties, write or proofread grants, help with membership drives and donor communication.
Help with educational programs, lead classes, design lessons and help with family programming for seasonal months.
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 to and out of the greenhouse and Sun Garden. Physical activity is required.
Marketing and Events
Interns will be involved with planning and promoting special events and will assist with creating advertising collateral, social media marketing, graphics and general party decor.
Banquet Rental and Sales
Interact with vendors and renters as you help organize weddings, meetings and parties held at the Botanical Center. Find out how the details behind-the-scenes create memorable events.
Special Projects Internship
Interns will be involved in planning our popular Winter Lights event. Assist on projects, planning, and with exhibit logistics, including light hanging and leading volunteers.