Interested in an internship for Summer 2021? Check out this announcement from the Land Conservancy of McHenry County (TLC), a non-profit organization that focuses on preserving and restoring privately owned land in McHenry County, Illinois. TLC also maintains a number of preserves which are open to the public and provides free/affordable educational programming for the greater McHenry area.
The Conservation Leader Internship Program (CLIP) is a paid summer internship that will provide underserved and BIPOC students/youth with hand-on professional training in the field of conservation. Participants will gain experience areas such as: Plant identification, Land management, GIS/GPS training, Prescribed fire training, Herbicide use, Rare plant monitoring, Wildlife/Stream surveys, Sustainable farming techniques, Land preservation techniques, Field safety, Scientific research/Experimental design, Art in the natural world, Career development and Professional networking. Collectively, these skills will give each participant a strong understanding of the field of conservation and serve as a springboard for a professional career in the field of conservation.
More details, and contact information, in this flyer: