Summer Stewardship Intern Program
TLC is seeking one full-time intern, or 2-3 part-time interns, to work with our land stewardship staff. Training will be provided for the right candidate who wishes to gain experience in ecological restoration. The position is available immediately, and may continue through September based on the candidate's availability.
Interns must be in good health, able to carry up to 25 pounds, enjoy outdoor work, and have a valid Illinois Driver's License. Additionally, interns must have or obtain an Herbicide Applicator's License so they are properly trained to use herbicide to manage invasive plants. TLC will provide time for Interns to study for the test and will pay the registration fee. Pay will be commensurate with experience.
TLC's office is located south of Woodstock, Illinois, and the restoration projects are located near Woodstock.
Past interns were provided experience working with professional restoration crews on projects ranging from ecological burning to invasive species control at natural areas in the Woodstock area. They have gone on to work for the US Park Service, the Illinois EPA and the Shedd Aquarium (among other places).
College Credit Interns
In addition to the Summer Internship program, TLC also has opportunities for volunteers who wish to help with indoor projects such as mailings, document management, file organization and the like.
Projects vary throughout the year.