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
FEES:-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.
HOW TO APPLY: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:www.bactrust.org. Contact Susan Lenz at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.