Paid Internship Programs

Paid Internship Program

Stewardship and Ecology of Natural Areas Internship Program

Chicago Botanic Garden is offering fourteen paid positions in our Stewardship and Ecology of Natural Areas (SENA) Internship Program.

Positions available


Start date

No. of positions

Asst. Ecological Restoration Technician Lakes & Shorelines4 mo.Mid-May2
Ecological Restoration Technician Prairie & Woods 9 mo.Mid-April3
Ecological Restoration Technician Lakes & Shorelines 4-9 mo.Mid-April to May8
Ecological Restoration Prairie & River9 mo.Mid-April2

Pay rate:                       
Starting at $17/hour                       
Additional $50/week travel allowance

Who should apply:                       
Individuals interested in exploring and/or advancing their careers in natural areas stewardship and related green industry and scientific fields.

What you will do:                       
These positions are full-time (40hrs/wk), with the workday starting around 6:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Eighty percent of your time will be spent conducting stewardship-related activities in our natural areas with Garden ecologists. The remaining 20% will be dedicated to training in understanding and caring for natural areas, as well as inclusive leadership and other career development opportunities.

Application review timeline:                       
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting January 9th until all positions are filled.

Please note:                       
The Chicago Botanic Garden requires all existing employees to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated by October 15, 2021; hires after this date must be fully vaccinated upon hire or may request a medical/religious exemption after an offer is extended.


How to Apply

Please click below to complete and submit one or more applications for SENA positions.

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Questions: Please send an email to Tatiana Guider .

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