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Please be advised: Butterfly Pavilion will be closing early on Saturday, December 9th at 4:00p with last admission at 3:15p.


Become a part of the team achieving global impact in invertebrate research, conservation and connection.

Butterfly Pavilion offers a number of internships throughout the year that allow students to obtain real-world experience in the fields of entomology, horticulture, education, exhibit interpretation and more.

Butterfly Pavilion internships are typically unpaid, part-time, and seasonal, requiring a commitment of 2 – 3 days per week for 3 – 5 months with the following application deadlines unless otherwise specified:

  • Spring Application – Nov. 1
  • Summer Application – Apr. 15
  • Fall Application – July 1

Interns will also complete an independent project and presentation at the end of their term. University credit for internships can be earned in most cases. Students interested in a Butterfly Pavilion internship are encouraged to check the academic internship requirements at their educational institution before applying.

Thank you for your interest in interning with Butterfly Pavilion. Applications for the Spring Semester are now closed but please check back in a few months when we open applications for summer semester.

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on butterfly bush

PAID Lepidopterist Intern at Gardens on Spring Creek

Butterfly Pavilion is seeking a creative, highly motivated, and energetic individual to assist in butterfly and moth care, handling, and exhibit interpretation as part of a team of talented and experienced staff and volunteers at the Gardens on Spring Creek location. The primary goal of the Butterfly Pavilion Internship is for individuals to gain knowledge and hands-on training in invertebrate animal husbandry and education.

View Position Description & Apply Here