Paid Internships

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.

In addition to being a paid internship, our intern benefits may include complimentary general admission to cultural institutions, Garden membership, library access, Café and Gift Shop discount.

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.

Click here to apply for the CLM internship.

Click here to apply for the REU internship.

Click here to apply for the Veteran internship.

Paid Internship

Plant Evaluation Intern
Requisition Number: 817
Overview: The Chicago Botanic Garden is currently offering a 38-week Plant Evaluation internship. The intern will work in the Plant Evaluation Program on a variety of projects, including the evaluation of herbaceous and woody plants, the photographic documentation of evaluation plants, and managing social media for the evaluation trials. The Plant Evaluation internship provides an opportunity to observe a... Read more
Veteran Interns (Veteran Internship Program)
Requisition Number: 808
Overview: Work under supervision in Garden Department while participating in the Veteran Internship Program to create a plan for transitioning to the civilian workforce. This is a seasonal Veteran Internship with an anticipated dates of May to August 2021, working approximately 30 hours a week.