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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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Plant Evaluation Intern
Requisition Number: 613
Overview: The plant evaluation internship provides an opportunity to observe a diversity of plants in full sun and green roof gardens. Their performance is documented through data collection and digital photography. The Chicago Botanic Garden has one of the largest and most diverse plant evaluation programs in the U.S.