The Horticultural Society of New York


Job Opportunities

The following job opportunities are available:

Youth Development Specialist
Rehabilitation/Vocational Specialist

Internships at The Hort

The Horticultural Society of New York is seeking smart, detail-oriented and creative students interested in gaining experience in non-profit work with a focus on providing environmental, cultural and educational resources for all New Yorkers. With a small staff, HSNY has an engaging workplace environment, where interns work directly with program directors and network with NYC's urban gardening and farming communities.

The Society's programs include horticultural therapy for prisoners on Rikers Island, the creation of community urban farms and green gardens, programs that provide transitional employment and vocational training for ex-offenders and at risk youth, horticultural education for elementary students, and a film, lecture and exhibitions series for individuals and members who are interested in gardening and environmental activism. Internships are available in all th programs listed above. We are located in a bright office space in the garment district. The office/public space is filled with light and plants, with the largest horticultural library in Manhattan.

Most internships are flexible enough to accommodate a student's part-time work schedule. Ideally, interns are in the office two to three days each week for 10-12 weeks. If desired, we will arrange for you to earn academic credit through your college or university.

The following internships are available:

GreenHouse Intern (pdf)
Teaching Intern (pdf)

Each description has a email contact information listed. No phone calls please.

Volunteer Opportunities

From its inception, The Hort has relied on volunteers who generously donate their time, knowledge, skills, and ideas. Our volunteers come from many professions and parts of the city, but all share a desire to contribute in a way that makes a significant difference to The Hort, New York City, and their own lives.

Volunteer opportunities exist within and outside The Hort headquarters. For more information about volunteer opportunities at The Hort, please send a resume and short letter stating your particular interests to

The Horticultural Society of New York