The Morton Arboretum


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Plant Breeding Intern

Job Title

Plant Breeding Intern

Job Qualifications

Essential Functions:

Assist in data collection for research and breeding projects.

Ensure safety and cleanliness of assigned laboratory and research sites.

Operate, calibrate, and maintain laboratory/field instruments and equipment in order to ensure proper functioning, accuracy, and compliance with written specifications.

Complete and present an assigned project related to the New Plant Development program.

Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

Current enrollment or completion in Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree program in plant sciences or related field preferred. Completed coursework and/or experience in woody landscape plant identification preferred. Interest in pursuing a career in public horticulture, nursery industry, or plant breeding. Organizational and communication skills required.

Position Application

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For full consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter with application.

Application submission deadline is February 17, 2022.

All Arboretum employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Morton Arboretum is an equal opportunity employer – disability/veteran.