Internship Opportunities

Intern Program Application

Required Application Materials Checklist

  1. Employment Application and Federal Affirmative Action Questionnaire (Fill out forms first, then attach PDF files to the internship application below.)
  2. Internship application form
  3. Current resumé, which includes your educational and work experiences with dates
  4. Three letters of recommendation (Please allow individuals two to three weeks to write and send letters of recommendation. Letters should be mailed directly to the Intern Coordinator.)
  5. Transcripts or official record of your post-secondary coursework with grades

Application Submission*

Send your resumé (or attach it below), letters of recommendation and transcripts to:

Human Resources – Attention: Internships
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022

Do not use this form to apply for CLM internships. To apply for a CLM Internship please click here.

Response to Applicants and Selection

Applications are reviewed by Garden staff after all four components are received. Internship positions are filled throughout the year, and applications are considered to be "active" for up to six months from receipt date. You may be contacted at any time to schedule a telephone interview to supplement your written application materials. Most intern positions will be filled by April 15.

Please note that applications will not be reviewed until all required application materials, as defined above, have been received. Fields marked with a * in the form below are required.

Internship Application

Desired Position

What type of Internship you are interested in? Enter up to three choices in order of interest below.

First Choice
Second Choice
Third Choice
Desired length of position: 12 months 6 months 3 months
Desired start date:
Desired end date
(based on previous two responses):
Would you consider alternate start/end dates? Yes No
What kind of work study do you envision yourself performing at the Chicago Botanic Garden?
What skills would you like to attain and/or improve upon?
How will this work experience help you to achieve future
work-related goals?
Attach your resumé: Acceptable formats include Microsoft Word, PDF or text file.

Attach Employment Application PDF file: Acceptable format: PDF file

Attach Affirmative Action Questionnaire PDF file: Acceptable format: PDF file

Referral Source (optional): Walk-in
College professor/Placement office
Employee referral
Advertisement — what publication?
Internet — website name:
Other — please indicate:

Applicant Contact Information

Last name:* First name:*
Street: City:
State: Zip:
Country:
Current phone: Current e-mail:*
Have you ever applied to the Garden before?  Yes No     If yes, when?
Have you ever worked as an intern at the Garden before?  Yes No
Will you need assistance attaining a U.S. Educational Visa?  Yes No

References

List the names of three people unrelated to you, whom you have known for at least one year. This list should include a major professor or advisor. Letters of recommendation should address your initiative, flexibility, ability to work independently as well as part of a team, current abilities and understanding of your chosen field of study and prospects for leadership in your field of interest. Please have your references send letters directly to the Intern Coordinator. Please allow individuals two to three weeks to write and send letters of recommendation.
Name (First, Last):
Present Address:
(Street, City, State, ZIP, Country)
Telephone:
Business or Field:
Years Acquainted:

Name (First, Last):
Present Address:
(Street, City, State, ZIP, Country)
Telephone:
Business or Field:
Years Acquainted:

Name (First, Last):
Present Address:
(Street, City, State, ZIP, Country)
Telephone:
Business or Field:
Years Acquainted:
I affirm that my answers to the previous questions are complete and true and that I have not knowingly withheld any fact or circumstance that would, if disclosed, affect my application unfavorably. I understand that supplying false information is considered cause for discharge. I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application.*

Applicant's Electronic Signature & Date*

  

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