The Chicago Botanic Garden is 385 acres in total, consisting of 23 gardens, three natural habitat facilities, 81 waterway acres, nine islands, six miles of shoreline, 15 prairie acres and 100 acres of woodlands. The garden is a recognized center of education, research and conservation. It was built in 1965 by the Chicago Horticultural Society, which has been hosting flower shows and gardening events in Chicago since 1890.
Interns gain hands-on experience in education, horticulture, public relations or research as they pertain to their related fields. Educational programming is a requirement of their training, consisting of lectures, field trips and workshops, to broaden their general exposure of public horticulture, science and education.
Open to current college students, recent graduates and grad students.
Chicago Botanic Garden
Attn: Internships, Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Number of Interns: 21 to 50
Compensation/Benefits: Paid, Unpaid, Varies
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students