Restoration Summer Internship
HLR is looking for energetic individuals with an ecology background to work in our Environmental Department for the summer. Work includes learning native plant identification, herbicide application, and mechanical control of wetlands, prairies, lakes. Interns must be able to work at least 3 months (May-August), start and end dates are flexible with university schedules. Position would be based out of our Elgin, Illinois office.
Work full-time/part-time, approximately 8-12 hours a day
Perform field work, herbicide application, and mechanical control (using brush cutters, mowers, and hand tools)
Live plant, shrub and tree installation, algae control applications, tree and shrub removal, litter pick up, and seed and erosion control blanket installation
Use power tools, trailers, and motorized equipment to perform work
Must be 18 years or older
Must have a valid driver’s license
Illinois Pesticide Applicator or Operator license required 60 days prior to employment (HLR will assist with licensure costs)
Experience communicating effectively with residents and other stakeholders
Enthusiastic, courteous, positive attitude, and team spirit
Ecology background a plus
While performing the duties of this job the employee will frequently be walking on uneven surfaces and must be able to lift and or carry up to 40 pounds
Ability to withstand a variety of extreme outdoor temperatures including cold, damp, heat, humidity, insects, pollen, and wet conditions
Ability to carry backpacks weighing 25-40 pounds for extended periods of time. Occasional lifting of 50 pounds plus.
Please apply at: https://www.hlrengineering.com/careers/restoration-summer-intern/ . Scroll down to Apply Now button towards the bottom of the page.
Interviews will be conducted from now through February, or until positions are filled.