The Chicago Region Trees Initaitve hosts interns with a variety of backgrounds throughout the year. Their unique perspectives on the work we do is a fascinating reflection of what urban trees mean to the people of this region. See their blog posts below!
August 1, 2017: Science and Conservation Communication
Hi - new sapling here! My name is Melissa and for the past two months I was working as a Science and Conservation Communications intern at The Morton Arboretum. What’s equally as exciting is that I get to work closely with the Chicago Region Trees Initiative (otherwise known as CRTI). But first, I’ll introduce myself a little more. I became involved with the arboretum as an undergraduate biology student at North Central College back in 2014. Little did I know that I would end up working here on four different occasions! I spent two consecutive summers here as a research intern, a chilly winter in the gift shop, and now as a communication intern working with CRTI. If my returning four times to work at the arboretum isn’t convincing enough of how amazing this place is, then I don’t know what is!