The Chicago Botanic Garden is 385 acres of natural beauty with 26 gardens and four natural areas. The second most-visited public garden in the United States, it has more than 2.5 million plants of more than 9,000 taxa, the largest collection in the Upper Midwest. The Garden, which is a recognized center of education, research, and conservation, has a respected internship program.
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 possible additional opportunities.
Event Photography Intern, Requisition 148
Conservation and Land Management (CLM)
Display Garden Intern, Requisitions 123-A, 123-B, and 123-C
Plant Science and Conservation