Internships & Office Support

Summer Stewardship Intern Program

interns raingarden planting 2011TLC 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).

Please contact Melissa Hormann, TLC's Restoration Ecologist, for more information. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

College Credit Interns

From time to time, local college students have completed Internships with TLC through their College or University as part of their degree program. TLC is happy to work with students to structure an internship experience that will meet the University's requirements for course credit. Typical requirements are 100-120 hours of work for a sponsor organization like TLC. These are unpaid Internships since the student is receiving college credit for them. College Interns have worked on projects as diverse as designing and installing native plant gardens to writing press releases and interviewing landowners and then writing essays that describe the landowners' relationships with the land. (Note: these stories are often featured on the Front Page of the website under the heading "Voices of the Land.") This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


Office Help

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.