Over the past 25 years, wetland degradation has resulted in significant losses of biodiversity in the Calumet Region. Audubon Great Lakes, a regional office of the National Audubon Society, is leading an effort to galvanize a landscape approach to overcome large-scale challenges facing Calumet Region wetlands. Audubon has specifically targeted hemimarsh habitat restoration in order to benefit marsh birds, other wildlife, water and people. Audubon and partners are now leading restoration at nearly 200 acres of priority Calumet wetlands. Audubon’s Wings internship program invites local community members with an interest in conservation, students, and recent graduates to help shape a healthy environment and vibrant future for birds – and all of us who share the planet with them. 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).
Under the direction of Audubon's Stewardship Coordinator, the Crew Chief will lead Habitat Restoration Interns in restoring the ecological health and integrity in prairie, savanna, wetland, and hemimarsh habitats at Indian Ridge Marsh in South Deering, Chicago. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in natural areas management and land stewardship, as well as develop leadership and organizational skills. The Crew Chief will be expected to balance crew management in the field with daily administrative duties.
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 in the Calumet region. The Crew Chief will report to the Stewardship Coordinator and should commit to the full length of the internship. This internship is being offered by Audubon and is in partnership with the Chicago Park District.
The internships offers:
Audubon Great Lakes is dedicated to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women.
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: