Careers in Botany

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Looking for an entry level job or internship in botany? This is an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have relevant entry level and internship opportunities.

Botany Careers

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The field of botany, or plant science, has been growing thanks to technological advances and research. While an advanced degree is required for most research positions, you can still find opportunities with a bachelor’s degree.

Federal and state governments employ plant scientists and researchers. A few areas to look into include the Department of Agriculture and Department of the Interior (which includes the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and other offices related to the managing the American land), as well as the Environmental Protection Agency.

You can also work in research as a technician or assistant as a new grad. Industries you might work in include food and drink, healthcare (particularly pharmaceutical companies), oil and energy, paper and lumber, or biotechnology. Who knows? Your contributions may help create something everyone will use in a few years.

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CBRN Incident Response Specialist
Leidos Reston, VA
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Entomology
US Navy Washington, DC
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Histotechnologist
Washington Hospital Center Washington, DC
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Manager, Government Affairs and Science Policy
American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) Bethesda, MD
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Bioinformatician
Attain Bethesda, MD
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Deputy Vice President Policy and Research
PHRMA Washington, DC
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Home Health Aides (HHA) - Flexible schedules
CareInHomes Ashburn, VA
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Public Sector Data Scientist
PwC Mc Lean, VA
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Regulatory Associate - Clinical Research
Technical Resources International Bethesda, MD
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Senior Clinical Pharmacokineticist/Principal Clinical Pharmacokineticist- (Gaithersburg, MD)
MedImmune, LLC Gaithersburg, MD
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Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Botany

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Brooklyn Botanic Garden is “an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity."

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Old Sturbridge Village - Old Sturbridge Village is the “largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast” and it “depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s.”

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San Francisco Botanical Garden Society - San Francisco Botanical Garden Society is a non-profit that supports “55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces" in Golden Gate Park.

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Canopy - Canopy is a Palo Alto, CA based “environmental nonprofit that engages the community in the growth and care of our urban forest.”

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Crop Quest - Crop Quest is a Dodge City, KS based “innovation-driven leader in crop consulting and agricultural production management and solutions."

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BrightFarms - BrightFarms is a New York, NY based company that "designs, finances, builds, and operates hydroponic greenhouse farms at, or near, supermarkets."

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Queens Botanical Garden - If you love flowers and plants and like what you’ve read about the Queens Botanical Garden, then you have to take a look at their Jobs page.

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Driscoll’s - Driscoll's is a Watsonville, CA based purveyor of premium berries, and they have all kinds of job opportunities available.

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H.BLOOM - H.BLOOM is a flower subscription service company based in NYC with some great job opportunities available.

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American Horticultural Society - If you love gardens and gardening, then a job with the American Horticultural Society would be a perfect fit.

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Sacramento Tree Foundation - Do you love trees? If so, then a career with the Sacramento Tree Foundation might be a great fit for you.

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Saint Louis Zoo - Saint Louis Zoo is a great zoo, so if you don’t apply for a job with them, at least give them a visit.

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Sapphos Environmental - Sapphos Environmental is a Pasadena, CA based environmental consulting company that specializes in planning, resource management, and environmental compliance.

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Marrone Bio Innovations - If you’re excited about a world with less harmful pesticides, then you should check out jobs at Marrone Bio Innovations.

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Rodale Institute - If you want to be part of the organic movement, then you should consider jobs at the Rodale Institute in Kutztown, PA.

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Commonstudio - When you come across ideas that grab you, you need to act on them. Reach out to the folks at Commonstudio and see if there might be a role for you.

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Seed Savers Exchange - Seed Savers Exchange maintains "more than 25,000 endangered vegetable varieties," and they're looking to hire entry level people to help them do that.

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Epic Systems - We could go on and on about how cool it looks to work at Epic, but you’re better off checking it out on your own (start by taking a tour of their campus).

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Agricultural Consulting Services - Agricultural Consulting Services is exactly what their name says they are, and they're looking for Agricultural Engineers and Agricultural Consultants.

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Decagon Devices - Decagon Devices is looking for a Food Physicist/Engineer and an Environmental Instrumentation Application Specialist in Pullman, WA.

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Chicago Botanic Garden - The Chicago Botanic Garden has a wide variety of employment opportunities for new college grads. The three focuses are collections, education, and research

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New York Botanical Garden - Hopefully the plant lovers have stuck with us, because the New York Botanical Garden is a non-profit with some great entry-level jobs.

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