Careers in the Plant Sciences

Summer Intern

Missouri Botanical Garden - St Louis/ Bronx, Missouri/New York, United States

Position Title: Summer Intern
Position Type: Temporary Position
Application Review Begins: Friday, March 24, 2017
Application Deadline: Saturday, April 15, 2017
Institution: Missouri Botanical Garden
Department/Division: Botany
Field (e.g., systematics): Plant Diversity
City: St Louis/ Bronx, Missouri/New York, United States
General Information: The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) and the Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG) are pleased to announce a 6-week summer training program in Plant Diversity for six highly motivated and interested undergraduate students. Scientists from NYBG and MBG will offer a broad introduction to the study of plant diversity through lectures, discussion groups, and hands-on laboratory and field work. Drawing from the instructors’ personal research experience, students will learn about the tools and methods used to understand and conduct research on plant diversity and evolution, with emphasis on the tropics. Participants will also learn about plant conservation.

The first 3-week session will be held at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, New York (June 12-30), followed by a one-week break during the 4th of July holiday (not covered by the program). The second session will be conducted at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, Missouri (July 10-28
Qualifications/Requirements: Application is open to rising juniors and seniors enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in a US college or university and interested in a career in Plant Science. Special consideration will be given to applicants who can demonstrate a potential for success but have had limited access or exposure to research or research facilities at their own institution.
Responsibilities: Participants will be expected to:

Have completed at least a 1-year course in basic biology (additional electives preferred
Be present for both 3-week sessions
Participate in discussions as well as laboratory, library and field work
Give a 15-minute presentation at the end of the program
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): Application forms are available from
Further information can be obtained from the program coordinator: Dr. Marcela Mora (
Compensation Range:
Contact Name: Marcela Mora,