Friends is currently searching for a qualified development director.
Our internship programs are among the most important things we do. Having interns roll up their sleeves, get outside, and participate in stewardship grows our capacity to restore the land, grows our stewardship community, and ultimately grows a constituency for the forest preserves. We also have interns that work on environmental policy and advocacy.
The Chicago Conservation Leadership Corps
This program for high school students is the result of a great partnership between Friends and The Student Conservation Association. In the program’s inaugural year of 2009, we received more than 600 applications and awarded 56 internships. This year we will hire at least 40 students and 11 leaders.
The internship is a 6-week program that includes a stipend. Students learn about local ecology and get their hands dirty working on conservation projects. See below to download the application and fact sheet. Applicants should have an interest in conservation and doing physically active work outdoors.
The application deadline for Summer 2013 has passed. The next round of applications will be accepted beginning in February of 2014.
Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (PLEASE READ BEFORE CALLING)