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

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 susan@bactrust.org with questions.

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