We are delighted to announce details of our Cathcart Schuler Conservation Horticulture Internships at Trinity College Botanic Garden for 2024.

We are offering two internship positions to undergraduate students of Botany or Environmental Science in the Discipline of Botany at Trinity College. The internships will run concurrently for six weeks commencing 4th June and each comes with a stipend of €2000.

This is a wonderful opportunity to gain practical skills in conservation horticulture in a botanic garden environment. Working alongside the Curator, Outreach Officer, and grounds staff, interns will receive on-the-job training in all horticultural, plant science and conservation work being undertaken; assist in the day-to-day maintenance of the living collections held in our glasshouses, walled garden, and arboreta; and assist with any outreach events that may be taking place. Every opportunity to broaden plant and plant cultivation knowledge will be encouraged and there will be a requirement to document and share activities and learning experiences in the form of a weekly diary, and blog/vlog posts on the garden’s website. Read about the experiences of previous interns in past student blogs:

Cathcart & Schuler Summer Internship Programme 2022

Cathcart Summer Internship Programme 2021

Cathcart Summer Internship Programme 2020

Eligibility and Application Details

Applications are invited from Trinity College students of Botany or Environmental Science who are Senior Freshman students intending a moderatorship in Botany or Environmental Science, and Junior and Senior Sophister students currently studying Botany or Environmental Science.  Preference will be given to SF and JS students intending to undertake a moderatorship in or currently studying Botany.

To apply, please submit a one-page letter of motivation describing your interest in botany and the role of botanic gardens, together with a separate CV detailing your skills and experience, by email to Dr Michelle Murray at botanicgarden@tcd.ie. Queries relating to the internship can be emailed directly to Michelle Murray at murram27@tcd.ie.

Application Deadline: Strictly Monday 18th March 2024


We will be offering an additional internship position to students of Botany or Environmental Science who are currently registered with Disability Services. It is intended that this position will begin in late May and run for six weeks. Details will be posted at a later date, so please check further website posts for information.