Barrington Area Conservation Trust 2019 Summer Intern Program
OBJECTIVE: This internship provides a hands-on opportunity to explore, learn and participate in a variety of scientific methods utilized in the environmental field.

PROJECTS MAY INCLUDE: Physical and biological stream monitoring and submission to Riverwatch database; authentic data collection and analysis of preserves; social media posting; invasive plant and native plant species identification; monarch habitat research.

TIME COMMITMENT: (1 week- select the week that works for you)

June 3-7, M-F 9am-12pm OR June 10-14, M-F 2-5pm

The internship provides invaluable experience for your college resume as well as insight into possible career opportunities. You will be learning a variety of scientific methods utilized in the environmental fields. While volunteer hours are not given for this experience, there area a large variety of other fun volunteer opportunities that are available. This internship experience is a learning experience and is unpaid

LOCATION: BACT office in town across from Jewel or one of our preserves

ELIGIBILITY: To be considered, you must be:
- a current high school student, including incoming freshmen through seniors who graduate the spring immediately before the program
- Must commit to program dates and times
- As a final evaluation tool, potential participants are required to attend an informal interview.
-Once selected, participants will be required to fill out a BACT liability and photo release consent form

-Free to BACT members
- Or $50 fee which includes BACT annual membership for one adult member of the family.
*Please contact our office if your student requires financial assistance.

Use this application to tell us who you are. In particular, we want to know about your strengths, interests and experiences in these areas:
- Interest in ecology or environmental
- Experience and interest in spending time outdoors
- Leadership skills and/or responsibility
- Participation with extracurricular groups or volunteer organizations

Completed applications must be received by May 6th. Submit application online and mail payment to:
Barrington Area Conservation Trust
145 West Main Street, Suite 201
Barrington, IL 60010
Attn: Susan Lenz

For more information regarding the Barrington Area Conservation Trust, check our our website: Contact Susan Lenz at with questions.

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