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Internship Application

Required Application Materials Checklist

  1. Employment Application and Federal Affirmative Action Questionnaire (Fill out forms first, then attach PDF files to the internship application below.)
  2. Internship application form
  3. Current resumé, which includes your educational and work experiences with dates
  4. Three letters of recommendation (Please allow individuals two to three weeks to write and send letters of recommendation. Letters should be mailed directly to the Intern Coordinator.)
  5. Transcripts or official record of your post-secondary coursework with grades

Application Submission
Send your resumé (or attach it below), letters of recommendation and transcripts to:

Human Resources – Attention: Internships
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022

Do not use this form to apply for CLM internships. To apply for a CLM Internship please click here.

Response to Applicants and Selection

Applications are reviewed by Garden staff after all four components are received. Internship positions are filled throughout the year, and applications are considered to be "active" for up to six months from receipt date. You may be contacted at any time to schedule a telephone interview to supplement your written application materials. Most intern positions will be filled by April 15.

Please note that applications will not be reviewed until all required application materials, as defined above, have been received.

Internship Application

Desired Position

What type of Internship you are interested in? Enter up to three choices in order of interest below.

(based on previous two responses)
Allowed file types: .pdf, .doc, .docx
Allowed file types: .pdf
Allowed file types: .pdf
Applicant Contact Information

List the names of three people unrelated to you,  whom you have known for at least one year. This list should include a major professor or advisor. Letters of recommendation should address your initiative, flexibility, ability to work independently as well as part of a team, current abilities and understanding of your chosen field of study and prospects for leadership in your field of interest. Please have your references send letters directly to the Intern Coordinator. Please allow individuals two to three weeks to write and send letters of recommendation.

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I affirm that my answers to the previous questions are complete and true and that I have not knowingly withheld any fact or circumstance that would, if disclosed, affect my application unfavorably. I understand that supplying false information is considered cause for discharge. I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application.*