New Mexico SOS team

Professional Development

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) botanists study how environmental stressors and human activities affect plants on public lands and incorporate their knowledge into sustainable land management. You can find botanists working in the field, using microscopes in a lab, or designing experiments in a greenhouse. Botanists' work is vital to the health and productivity of public lands. 

Internships & Jobs

  • Subscribe to the Plant Conservation Alliance listserv to learn more about plant internships and job opportunities with BLM and other agencies and organizations.
  • Apply for federal positions on USAJOBS. Use the search terms: botanist, ecologist, or natural resource specialist.
  • Just getting started? Check out the Conservation Land Management Internship program.
  • Find resources for students, educators, and employers interested in working with or inspiring others to work with plants at Seed Your Future.
  • Public gardens are great resources. Find one near you or search the APGA job board here.
  • Explore profiles of real botanists and jobs under the Careers/Jobs tab at the Botanical Society of America.

Training and Certifications