Internship Programs

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2021 BACT High School Summer Internship Program

We will have two sessions from 9am-noon, June 7-11th and June 14-18th. Space is limited.  On your application  in the last question please indicate which session you prefer or if you  are flexible.  

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:

Experiments and in the field projects include topics of soil, water, native plants and the benefits of nature.(Check out the intern presentations from last year!)

Time Commitment:

  • In the field at one of our preserves in Barrington: June 7-11 or June 14-18 9am – Noon.
  • Additional ongoing citizen science project throughout the summer during your own time.
  • Intern Recognition and Presentations August 17th, 6-7:30pm Far Field Nature Preserve

The internship is unpaid and provides invaluable experience for your college resume as well as insight into possible career opportunities.

Location:

Outdoors at Pederson or Far Field Nature Preserve located in Barrington, IL.

Who is eligible?

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.
  • Completed applications must be received by April 15.
  • Space is limited to 8 applicants per session.
  • Applicants will be interviewed via zoom after their application is received.

Fees:

  • *$50 fee to cover the cost of supplies – payable upon acceptance into program*

*Please contact our office if your student requires financial assistance.

 

How to apply:

Use your 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 topics.
  • Experience and interest in spending time outdoors.
  • Leadership skills and/or responsibility.
  • Participation with extracurricular groups or volunteer organizations.