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Volunteer Positions

We have volunteer opportunities for gardening, leading guided tours, and assisting in the Herbarium. Learn more about volunteer positions here.


Please note that we are unable to accept any new interns at this time.

The Garden offers unpaid or externally funded internships on a case by case basis. Interns are expected to have some background knowledge in the area they would like to pursue, and must devote a minimum of eight hours per week for at least four months. We expect higher level projects to be completed during the course of the internship. Ideally, this is connected to studies you are currently pursuing. UCLA Extension Horticulture & Gardening Program students can typically pursue an internship for credit. If you are interested in interning please contact the Garden’s Manager of Education and Outreach with a letter of intent for a specific project or area you would like to work on. Past projects have included archival work in the Herbarium, horticultural improvements in a specific collection, or development of communications materials. You must be over 18 years of age to participate in an internship.

The UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a promoter of nature at a California land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.

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