My name is Kim Elsenbroek and I am the Land Conservation Specialist with the Land Conservancy of McHenry County (TLC). We are a Non-Profit Organization that focuses on preserving and restoring privately owned land in McHenry County Illinois. TLC also maintains several preserves open to the public and provides free/affordable educational programming for the greater McHenry area (and beyond!). I am reaching out to you to discuss recruitment for an internship program that begins June 2023.
The application period for the Conservation Leader Internship Program (CLIP) opens January 4, 2023 and closes February 27, 2023. Read about last summer in this blog and pass it along to potential applicants! We are looking for 3-4 interns to work with TLC this summer.
CLIP is a paid summer internship that will provide underrepresented and BIPOC students/youth with hands-on professional training in the field of conservation. Participants will gain experience in areas such as Plant identification, Land management, GIS/GPS training, Prescribed fire training, Herbicide use, Rare plant monitoring, Wildlife/Stream surveys, Sustainable farming techniques, Land preservation techniques, Field safety, Scientific research/Experimental design, Art in the natural world, Career development and Professional networking. Collectively, these skills will give each participant a strong understanding of the field of conservation and serve as a springboard for a professional career in the field of conservation.
We are looking for students/youth that are High School Juniors/Senior – Freshman-Senior in college. Applicants are not required to be enrolled in a college program.
See the file linked below for further information.