There is a Science Enrichment Program as well as a paid internship program.
1. Science First is a great learning opportunity for students currently in grades 7, 8, and 9. It offers a chance to see the Garden's 385 acres of plants and nature and is a great way to meet other science-curious students. Each summer, approximately 40 students from Chicago Public Schools travel to the Garden by school bus from designated stops to spend four weeks being immersed in a free, nature-based science enrichment program that engages students in a unique hands-on experience.
The deadline to apply for the Science First program is April 15, 2016.
2. College First is a dynamic paid internship program for eligible Chicago Public High School students consisting of career mentorship, field ecology and conservation science, and college prep and assistance. Each summer, approximately 20 students from Chicago Public Schools travel to the Chicago Botanic Garden by school bus from designated stops to spend eight weeks in the Garden's beautiful setting. They explore a vast array of potential science careers and use the Garden's 385 acres and resources to learn about native ecosystems and plants. During the summer, as well as at monthly meetings over the school year, emphasis is also placed on college as a pathway to careers and guidance is given to the students, who are often the first in their families to attend college.
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The deadline to apply for the paid internship is April 8, 2016.
A listing of all job and internship opening at the Chicago Botanic Garden can be found at: http://www.chicagobotanic.org/