There is palpable tension in the air at the Chicago Botanic Garden: interns, pressed for time, gather as much data as possible and frantically enter it on spreadsheets as the clock runs down for the summer.
This internship is such an amazing opportunity. As a first-generation college student, I was so proud to get this opportunity, made even more special because it takes place at the Garden. That’s the best part: being able to work in a place that’s so alive (literally), and with so many resources for research and education. I was most excited to see the Green Roof of the Plant Science Center, and it was truly a sight to see.