Conservation and Land Management Internship Program

Chicago Botanic Garden
Western United States
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$1,224 - 1,440 every two weeks
Last Date to Apply
The Conservation and Land Management Internship Program is now accepting applications for 2019! Apply online at Each year, the Conservation and Land Management Internship Program places 75-100 college graduates in five-month paid internships to assist biologists with our federal (BLM, NPS, FWS, FS, USGS and others) and non-profit partners. Interns gain hands-on experience applying their education in real-world setting, make connections in various governmental and non-profit organizations, to learn what it's like to work at a federal agency, explore their career goals and expand their resumes. Projects focus on botany/botany & wildlife biology and include seed collection for conservation & restoration, rare & invasive species monitoring, vegetation inventory & monitoring and post-fire re-vegetation. Applicants with strong botany experience are especially encouraged to apply! CLM interns earn a stipend of $1,224 - $1,440 (dependent on experience, education, and internship responsibilities) every two weeks and participate in an all-expenses paid week-long training workshop at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Applications have a soft due date of January 15, 2019 but we encourage applicants to apply soon as we review applications on a rolling basis - the sooner your application is complete, the sooner we can review your files and consider you for available positions! The CLM Program is administered by the Chicago Botanic Garden. For more information and to apply online, please visit:
To be eligible for a CLM Internship, each applicant must meet the following criteria: - Undergraduate or Advanced Degree (2- or 4-year institution; includes community colleges, tribal colleges, etc.) in Biology, Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Natural Resources Management, Botany, Wildlife Biology, or related fields You must receive your degree before starting an internship, however you can apply before your degree is complete! Spring semester 2019 graduates are encouraged to apply. Applicants with undergraduate AND graduate degrees are also encouraged to apply! - Have a current and valid drivers license - Be a United States citizen - Have enthusiasm, independence, strong work ethic - Have interest in land management and applied conservation practices If you were an intern or applied for an internship previously, you still need to complete a new online application, which will require you to provide an updated cover letter and resume. Any letters of recommendation and transcripts received with your 2018 field season application are still on file and can be added to your 2019 field season application. We do not retain letters of recommendation or transcripts from any field seasons prior to 2018. If you have acquired recent experience related to your application, please ask that a person familiar with your work submit an additional letter on your behalf as well. Please create an account and an application on our website at:
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