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The Restoration Intern, Crew Chief will play a critical role in the management and restoration ofForest Preserves of Cook County (FPCC) and Chicago Park District (CPD) Natural Areas. Under the direction of Audubon's Stewardship Program Associate, the Restoration Intern - Crew Chief will lead Restoration Interns in restoring ecological health and integrity of prairie, savanna, woodland, wetland and hemimarsh habitats by removing invasive species at various preserves and natural areas in Cook County. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in crew management and land stewardship responsibilities, as well as develop leadership and organizational skills.
The Restoration Intern, Crew Chief will be expected to work effectively with the Restoration Intern, Assistant Crew Chief to balance crew management in the field and administrative duties. The commitment is a full-time, 40 hours per week, seasonal paid position that runs from June through September. The 40-hour work week requires commitment to a Monday through Friday schedule with most workdays scheduled 7am-3pm. The Restoration Intern, Crew Chief must also be extremely flexible with scheduling as field work is subject to change daily to hourly due to weather, work adjustments and crew needs. They are also expected to be prepared to work occasional weekends throughout the season. They should have reliable transportation to and from work sites. The Restoration Intern, Crew Chief will report to the Stewardship Program Associate and should commit to the full length of the program. The program is physically rigorous and challenging, but offers an interesting and educational experiences to an energetic and motivated individual. The intern position is offered by under Audubon’s Wings Internship program in partnership with the FPCC and CPD.
This program offers:
The Restoration Intern - Crew Chief will receive on-the-job training and develop skills in a variety of practices related to the management of natural habitats. Responsibilities include:
The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.
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