Employment & Volunteering

Permanent Staff

See the University’s job site for open positions.

Student Positions

There are currently no available student positions at the Arboretum. If you are interested in a full-time position while continuing your studies part-time, please check out our permanent staff openings.


Students with a work-study award are encouraged to review our current job description on file with the Work-Study office on campus. Students assist with facilities and grounds maintenance, office administration, and environmental education programs.


We accept internship applications throughout the year. Currently, our internships are unpaid although qualified students may be able to earn course credit through the University of Alabama or their home institution. For internship inquiries, please contact the Arboretum Director.


We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers! Please complete our volunteer application (pdf), or email us at arbor@ua.edu for more information.

Friends of the Arboretum

The Friends of the Arboretum help to support the Arboretum financially, through volunteering, and by organizing fundraisers. To learn more, visit our Friends of the Arboretum page.