Learn. Grow. Find a Career You Love.

Do you want to learn more about the landscape industry and gain hands-on experience? The Southern Botanical internship program is unmatched in the industry, providing exposure to a wide range of disciplines with special emphasis placed on the individual’s interest and area of study.  

2024 Internships | May 31st – August 9th | Dallas, Texas | $20/hour
Interviews begin November 2023 for summer 2024 applicants.


More than just landscaping.

During your internship, you’ll be exposed to all areas of our business, including…

Landscape Operations

Get involved in landscape operations in the field and office to learn more about the industry.


Help manage our teams day-to-day to ensure quality, efficiency, and safety.

Business Development

Learn how we develop relationships with future clients to provide for their landscaping needs.

Corporate Services

See how we support our growing branches with professional business services.

  • Marketing
  • Recruiting
  • Accounting
  • Human Resources


  • Industry-related field of study included but not limited to: Business, Entrepreneurship, Horticulture, Landscape Management, Agronomy, Agriculture Business, Turf Management, and Arboriculture/Urban Forestry
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Ability to be in Dallas from May 31st to August 9th, 2024
  • Ability to complete and present a final project 
  • Ability to complete all physical requirements of the job with or without reasonable accommodation

Preferred Skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Team oriented 
  • Reliable and responsible
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions as needed

May 31st – August 9th

Pay $20 per hour 

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Office Locations

Intern with us in Dallas, Texas.

Our headquarters are not your average landscaping office…

  • Over 350 interior plants
  • Natural light
  • 25,000 sq ft
  • Full-service kitchen
  • Modern, industrial vibe
Southern Botanical Office Building

our office locations

  • Dallas Headquarters
  • Carrollton Branch
  • Fort Worth Branch (opening soon)


Experience our Frontlines.

Spend your first two weeks out in the field gaining hands-on experience in landscaping. Visit some of the most iconic landscapes in the metroplex. Learn about best practices in landscaping, irrigation, agronomy, tree care, and more from our team of experts.

Southern Botanical Summer Interns


Help lead our teams.

Spend the next three weeks in and out of the office gaining insight into our management and operations practices. Learn how one of the top 100 landscaping companies in the nation goes about sales, estimating, scheduling, and operations management.

Therapeutic Landscaping


Focus on an area of interest.

Dig into a specific branch for the remaining five weeks and focus in on an area of interest. Work closely with a branch to help team members perform their daily job responsibilities.


Help us grow!

Create a plan for implementing an idea you have to improve an aspect of the company. Develop a presentation using a medium of your choice and pitch your idea to the leadership team. The winning idea is awarded $500!

Having Fun While Achieving Our Goals

In addition to company activities and celebrations, the internship has several planned outings based in the DFW area.
There will be 3 planned group activities such as sporting events, museum trips or picnics.

Pay $20 per hour 

The Application Process

Get to know our team and culture throughout the application process.


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Tell us about yourself

Fill out an application online or in-person. We can’t wait to meet you!


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Practice your interview skills

Pass an initial phone screening with a recruiter then schedule an interview over video or in-person.


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Take a culture assessment

Complete a culture assessment online to see how you fit in with your future team.


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Start building your resume!

Pack your bags and join us in Dallas, Texas! Get started with onboarding and hands-on training.

My SoBo Story

“The best part of interning was being able to get a full understanding of what each branch does and building personal connections with so many different people. It gave me insight into what the company was truly like which made me feel confident in accepting a full-time job offer. If I had gone through a typical interview process at a company this large, it would have been much harder to know what I was actually getting myself into. Interning prior made my transition to a new job easy.”⁠

Lanier T. | Arborist Apprentice and Former Intern


Internship FAQs

How long is the internship program?

This is a 10 week program that starts May 31st and ends on August 9th.

Is this a paid internship?

Yes! Interns can expect to receive $20 an hour.

What does the day-to-day look like?

The internship program is designed to give you a broad understanding of our company, culture, clients, and services. You’ll be based out of our offices in Dallas, Texas. Some days you will be in the field working with our frontline teams and others will be spent in the office focused on business administration and management.

Will there be opportunities for mentorship and professional development during the internship?

One-on-one support is foundational to our culture at SoBo. You will be paired with a mentor at the start of your internship. They will meet with you weekly to support your growth and be a resource for any questions you have along the way.

Will I get a full-time job offer when the internship is complete?

We provide full-time job offers to successful interns at the end of every summer. Some of our entry-level job positions include landscape account managers and support team roles in administration, human resources, accounting, marketing, and more.

Do I need prior landscaping experience or industry-specific education?

While interest in landscaping and a love for the outdoors is a must, previous experience in the industry and a specific education track is not. We provide all the training you need to start your career in the green industry.


Start your career with confidence.

Southern Botanical is an equal-opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. In compliance with federal law, anyone who is offered employment will be required to verify their identity and show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.