Join the Plant Biology and Conservation Internship Program

Explore opportunities and view previous and current projects to learn more about the exciting research conducted by past participants. Throughout the year there are opportunities to engage in research, both paid and unpaid, for aspiring researchers at various stages in their career. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic there are program capacity limitations. Learn about research opportunities, and search previous internships that span a variety of topics in plant biology and conservation. The program for 2022 is contingent on funding renewal from the National Science Foundation. We are cautiously optimistic and will open applications in December/January.

Research Products

See what previous interns have created as a result of their participation in our programs, including posters and videos. You can also view published papers co-authored by participants as a result of their research.

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NSF REU Renewal

Mon, 11/29/2021 - 11:39

The Chicago Botanic Garden has submitted an application to the National Science Foundation to renew funding for the REU program, which would allow us to run the program for the 2022-2024 period. We expect to hear soon if we are successful, but the 2022 program is contingent on receiving this funding. However, we are cautiously optimistic and will accept applications for our 2022 Summer REU: Genes to Ecosystems Program!