Our college-level summer internships, established in 1993, are a 10-week paid program that provides college students in the environmental sciences hands-on experience in restoration management methods and techniques. A number of interns have gone on to successful careers in environmental fields.
For the ten-week period beginning May 28, 2019 our interns actively participate in the ongoing restoration of CFC properties. In addition to the restoration activities, interns may assist in CFC's Youth Education program designed to inspire and encourage an understanding of the environment in our young naturalists.
Candidates should be currently enrolled in college with a preferred area of study in the environmental sciences or a related field. Read more about this internship and apply.
High School Internships
Our high school-level summer internships are a one-week program similar to our college internship program. The program will take place June 3 -7, 2019 from 8am to 2pm daily. Candidates should be involved in environmental studies or clubs with an interest in conservation. Read more about this internship and apply
Interns will work outdoors and participate in diverse environmental stewardship activities with the opportunity to learn from various professionals in the field. Activities will occur on varied terrain and in variable weather conditions making the work sometimes strenuous. CFC interns will be actively engaged in the restoration of lands located in the Barrington, IL area. Interns will participate in a diverse set of tasks relating to land stewardship including: preparing seed beds, planting sedge and other plugs, gathering seed, and removing non-native invasive plants (particularly sweet clover, reed canary and garlic mustard). The program activities are coordinated by a restoration expert who provides program leadership.
For further information email our intern coordinator — Larry Anglada.