Plant Breeding Internship

Applications are currently being accepted for a six-month internship working with the Tree and Shrub Breeder, providing assistance in the New Plant Development Program.  Click HERE for more information and to apply.

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 now being accepted for the 2019 program.  Click HERE to apply.

Science and Conservation Communications Internship

Applications are currently being accepted for an internship working with the Treeologist, developing key messages for the Science and Conservation Department.  Click HERE for more information 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

The 2019 program dates will be June 3 through August 9. 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.  To apply, click HERE

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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.