Dorothy Thorndike Botanic Gardens Internship

Thorndike internThe Dorothy Thorndike interns work to connect people to plants, nature, and the environment, using the botanical resources of the Margaret Ferguson Greenhouses, Alexandra Botanic Garden, and Hunnewell Arboretum of Wellesley College.This internship was established in fond memory of Dorothy Dudley Thorndike DS ’75, to further the impact of her passion for plants and nature on students and visitors to the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens. 

This internship is open to all current Wellesley College students who will be returning to campus for the following academic year.  The primary requirement is a love for plants.  Preference is given to students who have taken BISC 108 or have other botanical or horticultural experience. There may be one or two Thorndike interns per academic year.

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Applications for the 2015-16 academic year are due by 9 am on Friday, April 17.

Wellesley College Students:

Get involved with your Botanic Gardens in one or more of these ways --


Planting the Edible Ecosystem Garden

  • Become a member of the Botanistas - WCBG's student support group

  • Work or volunteer at Wellesley College Botanic Gardens (WCBG)

  • Apply for an internship

  • Participate in research

  • Come to one of our student events

  • Take a course