Special Events Intern


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


43-50 Main StreetFlushing, NY 11355


To apply, submit cover letter & resume to ewiggins@queensbotanical.org.

Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens,innovative educational programs and demonstrations of environmental stewardship.

Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) is a private non-profit cultural institution located on 39 acres of New York City owned land. QBG serves over 241,000 visitors each year and strives to keep programs accessible to all audiences. The majority of visitors to the Garden (75%) speak a language other than English at home. The Garden has committed itself to addressing the complex and ever changing needs of its diverse community and to being the place where people, plants, and cultures meet.

All in a day’s work:

  • Assist Special Events Manager in the production of events and special projects
  • Provide friendly, courteous, polite and helpful customer service
  • Greet guests and take care of their needs during events
  • Ensure that all room and event setups are complete
  • Prepare client correspondence and assist with client communications when necessary
  • Create and send follow up letters for each event, as well as thank you cards
  • Monitor voicemail and email when needed
  • Answers telephone promptly and consistently
  • General light cleaning

Desired qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Dependable and punctual
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow-through on tasks until completion
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and to lift/move furniture
  • Positive attitude and presentable appearance
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures
  • Flexible schedule with ability to work weekdays, evenings and weekends.

What’s in it for you:

  • Hands-on education in special event management
  • Experience an urban oasis in the heart of Queens
  • Free admission and parking on any day you volunteer and passes for friends & family
  • 25% discount in the QBG gift shop

To apply, submit cover letter & resume to ewiggins@queensbotanical.org.


  • Event Design & Planning
  • Event Management
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Verbal / Written Communication

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Requirements & Commitment

  • March-October, Workday, Evenings, Weekends

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