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Public Horticulture Internship

The 2016 Public Horticulture Internships have been filled for this year.  Please visit our website in early 2017 for information on next year's program.


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, genetics, informatics, plant systematics, pathology, entomology, tree conservation, and restoration ecology.  learn more

The 2016 program dates will be June 13 through August 19 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.  learn more

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 from January 1, 2016 until February 29, 2016 and should be submitted to Christine Carrier at

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.