Public Horticulture Internship

Every summer, The Morton Arboretum offers a 13-week interniship 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.

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 2017 program dates will be June 12 through August 18.  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 paper.  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


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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.