Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Internship Opportunities

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has several paid "urban collegiate conservation" internships available in the Office of Resource Conservation (working with varied issues like restoration projects, waterfowl, Asian carp, etc.) suitable for environmental studies majors. These will be focused in the Chicagoland areas (field work but periodically reporting into the Chicago office of IDNR) and are available to students from Cook County and the collar counties only. 

For information please contact Jason Brewer of the IDNR (Springfield):
Please let me know if you contact Mr Brewer. 

Mr Brewer is the Assistant Director of the IDNR Office of Compliance, Equal Employment Opportunity and Ethic, and is also interested in getting in touch with students from under-represented ethnic minorities regarding opportunities in conservation and environmental studies. 

The IL DNR and Division of Natural Heritage are anticipating the opening of 9 Natural Heritage Resident positions. We are hoping to be able to formally announce these openings in April with selection to occur in May. Positions will start sometime after 1 July 2013.

Recall the Residency Program provides 12-month, full-time employment with benefits under the mentoring of Natural Heritage staff in field or central office locations. Candidates must be graduate students currently enrolled in a full-time graduate program in plant biology, forestry, zoology or related biological science field and have the approval of their academic advisor.

The proposed locations for these positions are:
McHenry County
Cook County
Ford County
McDonough County
Peoria County
Jasper County
Madison County
Sangamon County (2)