Photography Internship – The Horticultural Society of New York

The Horticultural Society of New York (The Hort) is seeking a creative, energetic college student with a sharp eye for detail who is interested in photographically documenting our public programs and gardens. You will also learn about non-profit work with a focus on providing environmental, cultural and educational resources for all New Yorkers. With a small staff, The Hort has an engaging workplace environment, with value on employee input and experience. The internship is flexible enough to accommodate a student’s part-time work schedule. Ideally, interns are available 10-15 hours each week for 10-12 weeks. You will work in a great office environment, with a green wall on the south facing side and plants integrated into the office architecture.

Responsibilities include:

Photographing our gardens and programs, editing and managing digital photography files for print and web, and assisting with the organization of our digital photo archive. This internship is ideal for students pursuing degrees in photography and photojournalism as well as those who have an interest in horticulture and non-profit organizations. The internship is unpaid, but we will work with your college or university to make sure you earn academic credit.


Knowledge of digital SLR cameras, digital media management/storage, and image processing.
Excellent computer skills, including familiarity with Windows and Microsoft Office.
Experience working with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Bridge, and other design applications.
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills are a must. Should be dependable, flexible, resourceful and detail- oriented. Should be able to manage time well and work on projects independently.
Creative, intelligent and able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment.
Ability to establish priorities, follow though and meet deadlines effectively and efficiently.
Some experience with HTML preferred, but not required.

Hort Programs include:

GreenHouse: A jail-to-street program at Rikers Island using horticulture as a tool to redirect inmates’ lives.

GreenTeam: An internship program for people graduating from the GreenHouse program and other at risk young men and women.

Apple Seed: Hands-on environmental education for public and private school children.

Exhibitions: Art inspired by botany, landscape, and horticulture.

Hort Library: A 10,000 volume collection with rare books and the newest publications on urban gardening.

You can learn more about the Horticultural Society of New York at

Application instructions:

Please email your resume and cover letter to and mention “Photography Intern” in the subject line.

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