How to become an REU Intern

Learn more about the REU application process and timeline. The application includes an online application, letter of recommendation, and unofficial transcript.

Learn more about available internship projects. You will be asked to select the subject areas that interest you most.

When applications open, you can create an account and submit your application. When you create your account, be sure to select the option for a "student submitting an application."  

Research Products

See what previous REU interns have created during their summer internship, including posters and videos. You can also view  published papers co-authored by REU interns as a result of their summer research. Additionally, search previous internships that explore a variety of topics in plant biology and conservation.

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Congratulations and Welcome 2019 Cohort

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 13:04

Welcome 2019 REU cohort! We now have our 10 NSF and 2 College First Alumni interns! 

Thank you to the over 360 applicants for the Chicago Botanic Garden REU program. It was a difficult selection process with so many talented and amazing applicants!