Interns gain hands-on experience in the areas of education, horticulture, or research. In addition, as part of their training, interns are required to attend educational programming to broaden their general exposure to public horticulture and research. The educational component consists of lectures, field trips, and workshops offered through the Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Most interns work between 37.5 and 40 hours per week. Internships are paid internships unless otherwise indicated. Interns are responsible for finding housing. International students are accepted. Check back for more information on additional opportunities.
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Requisition Number: 415
Overview: To learn how to properly maintain a public display garden by working with a senior horticulturist and his or her team of staff and volunteers. Attend regular staff meetings and weekly intern meetings with guest speakers to learn about general Chicago Botanic Garden operations.
Requisition Number: 414
Overview: To gain broad-based experience with a focus on horticulture in public garden operations to develop the skills required to become a future botanic garden leader. Specific duties will change throughout the internship as the intern rotates through different Garden departments. Assigned areas may include nursery and greenhouse plant production, plant health care, horticulture maintenance and... Read more
Requisition Number: 412
Overview: Learn about plant production by rotating through and working with the growers in the four divisions of the Plant Production Department. These divisions include nursery, indoor floriculture, outdoor floriculture, and plant propagation. Attend regular staff meetings and weekly intern meetings with guest speakers during the summer to learn about general Chicago Botanic Garden operations.
Requisition Number: 413
Overview: To learn about and gain experience in propagating plants by assisting with the propagation of annuals, perennials, native plants, tropical plants, and floriculture crops grown in the production greenhouses and nursery. Attend regular staff meetings and weekly intern meetings with guest speakers during the summer to learn about general Chicago Botanic Garden operations.