Public Horticulture Internship
Applications for the 2015 Public Horticulture Internship are no longer being accepted. Opportunities for 2016 will be posted in early January.
Center for Tree Science - Undergraduate Research Fellowship
The Morton Arboretum’s Center for Tree Science offers four summer fellowships to students who are interested in pursuing a career in urban ecology. We consider current undergraduate candidates with strong academic backgrounds and an interest in topics such as tree biology, urban biodiversity, urban forestry, arboriculture, root biology, soil science, forest ecology, plant systematics, pathology, entomology, tree conservation, and restoration ecology. More information on these programs can be found at: http://www.mortonarb.org/science-conservation.
The 2015 program dates will be June 15 through August 21 and successful applicants receive a stipend, an opportunity for housing, and a nominal budget for research. Fellows will work with their mentors to identify a research question, develop a proposal, conduct their research, and prepare a final report. Students in the program participate in weekly activities, such as seminars, field trips, social events, and more. At the end of the program, fellows will present their research in a student research symposium. More information on the Undergraduate Research Fellowship program can be found at: http://www.mortonarboretumctsurf.com/.
Interested candidates should provide a cover letter (one page maximum, including your career goals and how this program would help you reach those goals, any prior research conducted, and your research area/mentor preference), a curriculum vitae or resume, letter of reference from an instructor or advisor from your academic institution, and an official or unofficial transcript from your academic institution. Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2015 and should be submitted to Christine Carrier at email@example.com.
The Morton Arboretum offers seasonal employment, unpaid internships, and service learning credit hours to college students or graduate students seeking experience in other areas. See Employment or Volunteer options.