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The Perfect Internship for CSUF Students Who Love the Outdoors

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Fullerton Arboretum, the 26-acre botanical garden located right on the Cal State Fullerton (CSUF) campus, is accepting internship applications!

The Engaging Environmental Experiences (E3) Internship provides CSUF students with real-world environmental projects under the mentorship of Arboretum staff members. Interns are trained to be future leaders in science, engineering, conservation, environmental education, horticulture, teaching, communications, art, and more.

“The Arboretum is accredited at the highest level, not only because of the living collections here but also because of the scholarly work that is done,” says Harriet Bouldin, the development/membership/volunteer manager at Fullerton Arboretum. “So the opportunity for any student to be a part of the E3 program will definitely further their academic goals.”

The E3 internship is available to all CSUF students, and there are opportunities for any major. For instance, illustration major Arshya Bakhtiani designed banners and a mural for Fullerton Arboretum. “The garden opened the opportunity of creating work that involved the themes I enjoy the most,” she said. “I enjoy nature and often uses it as inspiration for my artwork.”

Another nature lover, environmental studies major Alexandra Lewandowski, completed an internship in Summer 2022 where she cleared out weeds in the California native meadow. She enjoyed working outdoors and encourages other students to get involved. “The Arboretum needs help! A lot of help,” Lewandowski said. “And working outside is a huge benefit. I’ve been getting pretty fit this summer and much stronger from working outside.”

No matter your interests or skill set, there is an opportunity for you to intern at Fullerton Arboretum. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Talk to Harriet about a project idea. Build your skills and resume at the same time. To learn more and apply for the Engaging Environmental Experiences (E3) Internship, visit

Fullerton Arboretum is a fully integrated part of Cal State Fullerton (CSUF) Extension and International Programs (EIP). Learn more about CSUF EIP at

Charis Hill