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 The UIC Heritage Garden Student Group is currently seeking upcoming Sophomore and Junior undergraduate UIC students for the 2019 Summer Internship

Interns will assist with a variety of projects to support our goal. Interns will have the opportunity to continue with the UIC Heritage Garden program through fall and spring semesters if they complete all aspects of the summer program in a satisfactory manner.

We are seeking responsible and committed students with excellent oral and written skills as well as the ability to work in a team and think creatively. Students with experience in the following areas will be highly considered: program development, communications, community outreach, research, and gardening. We also seek to hire one photography/media intern for this position. We encourage students with photography, website maintenance, and social media skills to apply. All interns will be paid a $2,200 stipend.

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  • Interns must be available to work 20 hours a week from 9:30 am-2pm, Monday through Friday (see below for exact times throughout the weekdays), beginning May 28 through August 16. If you cannot work during this time schedule or the full 11 weeks, then you will be ineligible for the internship.

  • Interns must participate in ALL the activities outlined in the program syllabus. Please refer to the previous program syllabi on the UIC Heritage Garden website for the list of activities.

  • Interns must have good academic standing, including a GPA of at least 2.5.

  • The UIC Heritage Garden internship is eligible to DACA recipients.

  • Photography/media intern must have their own photography equipment.

Dates and times for summer program

UIC Heritage Garden students breaking up the soil

May 28 – August 16, 2019, with one week break July 1 – July 5

20 hours per week

9:30am – 2pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
10am - 2pm Wednesday
9:30am - 12pm Friday

Applications for the 2019 Summer Internships are due March 1st by 3pm.

Submit a typed hard copy of your application along with your resume attached to the Latino Cultural Center offices (lower level of LC B2). If interested in photographer/media position, please attach your portfolio as well.

Following application review, we will email a selected group of applicants in mid March to participate in individual interviews.

These selected applicants will be expected to turn a letter of recommendation from a faculty member, advisor, or employer by Friday, April 1st at 4pm to the Latino Cultural Center offices. The letter of recommendation is not required for your initial application submission. The guidelines for the letter of recommendation will be provided through email correspondence.

If you have any questions about the internship and/or application, feel free to email us at heritagegarden.uic@gmail.com or call at 312 996 3143, Monday - Friday, 9am- 5 pm.

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