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Internships

Public Horticulture Internship

Every summer, The Morton Arboretum offers up to two, 13-week internships in public horticulture. The Public Horticulture Internship is designed to introduce students to the dynamic, multifaceted, and rewarding field of public horticulture. By rotating among the science and horticulture staff at the Arboretum, interns gain a broad range of experiences which will help shape their future career interests.  learn more

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2017 program.  The opportunity to apply for next year's program will be posted in January 2018.
 

Plant Breeding Internship

The New Plant Development department is offering one, six-month internship to current students or recent graduates interested in pursing a career in Plant Sciences.  Click HERE for additional details and to apply.

 

Center for Tree Science - Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The Morton Arboretum’s Center for Tree Science offers summer fellowships to continuing undergraduate students.  We consider candidates with strong academic backgrounds and an interest in topics such as basic tree biology, forest ecology, arboriculture, biomechanics, root biology, soil science, genetics, phylogenetics, systematics, conservation biology, and restoration ecology.  Learn more about our Research program areas here  

 

The 2018 program dates will be June 11 through August 17.  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 research poster.  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.  learn more

 

Please contact ctsurf@mortonarb.org with questions.   

 

The Morton Arboretum offers seasonal employment and service learning credit hours to college students or graduate students seeking experience in other areas. See Employment or Volunteer options.