Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive. And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level. What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 22 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. The Audubon Great Lakes program is dedicated to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women. Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
Habitat Restoration Interns play a critical role in the management and restoration in Forest Preserves of Cook County. This internship is being offered by Audubon and is in partnership with the Forest Preserves of Cook County to restore ecological health and integrity in prairie, savanna and woodland habitats at various preserves in Cook County. This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the growing network of individuals and organizations in the Chicago area that possess a personal commitment to conservation.
The commitment is a full-time, 40 hours per week, seasonal position that runs from June through October. The 40-hour work week requires commitment to Monday through Friday, 7am-3pm schedule with the flexibility to work occasional weekends to support community outreach and stewardship. Interns will report to the Stewardship Coordinator and preference will be given to those who commit to the full length of the internship. The internship is physically rigorous and offers interesting, educational, and challenging work outdoors to individuals who are energetic and motivated.
This internship offers:
Habitat Restoration interns will receive on-the-job training and develop skills in a variety of practices related to the management of natural habitats, including: