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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

At this time, the 2021 Public Horticulture Internship has been suspended. Please check back in January 2022 for additional updates regarding this possible internship opportunity for the summer of 2022.


Center for Tree Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

In order to create a safe and exceptional experience for students and staff, the 2021 REU program has been postponed until Summer 2022.  General details about the program are available.  learn more


Research Technician Fellowship and Research Intern

Experience careers that explore solutions for climate change, biodiversity, natural resources management, and urban life. 

Research Technician Fellowship:  Are you a high school or undergraduate student interested in experiencing scientific research and tree science? Are you excited to learn new skills while getting paid? We welcome students with little or no experience to participate in ongoing research in a scientific lab. Be mentored by PhD-level scientists and see what it’s like to work a laboratory environment. Spring and summer start dates and number of hours per week are flexible and can be discussed with your supervisor. Laboratory, computer, and outdoor field opportunities available, and additional positions may become available later in the year.  LEARN MORE

Research Intern: Research Internships at The Morton Arboretum are open to high school, college students and beyond to assist in laboratory and/or field operations under close supervision of an Arboretum scientist. Specific responsibilities, start dates, and hours per week will vary with each program. Research programs include soil science, root biology, plant health care, plant systematics, forest ecology, and conservation biology.  

Apply HERE for Research Technician Fellowships and Research Internships


Other Intern Positions


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.