Veteran Internship Program

Veteran Internship Program

Chicago Botanic Garden is offering 8, 12-week paid internships to military veterans.

May 23 – August 12, 2022

Positions available in various departments including:

  • Database Management
  • Education
  • Horticulture
  • Visitor Services
  • Construction and Maintenance

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

What you will do:
Work 32-40 hours a week in a department suited to specific career path or interests. Additionally, once a week cohort will meet to tour Garden areas, learn skills through projects and receive small-group assistance to develop workplace resourcefulness.

Who should apply:
All veterans are eligible to apply. Preference is given to post 911 veterans who are seeking interim employment and guidance in creating a plan for transitioning to the civilian workforce.

Deadline:
Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed after all components are received.

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 the Veteran Internship Employment Application (requisition #1067) online.

Apply Now

Questions: Please send an email to Alicia Green.

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The Veteran Internship Program is made possible by a generous grant from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.