blog posts The Morton Arboretum REU (Research Program for Undergraduates) Program Summer 2022 (due Feb. 4) Dec 21, 2021 11:30 am121 views We have a strong program in plant science, urban ecology, informatics, genomics, ecology, pathology, the anthropocene, conservation biology, population genetics, science communication, evolution, taxonomy, natural history collections, and more. The program is 10 weeks, pays $6,000, housing and travel are included. Illinois Blanding’s Turtle Field Technician, Northern Illinois University (Lake County, IL; due Feb. 4) Jan 7, 2022 12:45 pm94 views May - July 2022 (approximate dates) Natural Resources Technician, The Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL) Nov 22, 2021 4:30 pm58 views MS Graduate Research Assistantships (fisheries and aquatic sciences), Eastern Illinois University (due Dec. 6)) Oct 20, 2021 1:45 pm54 views Two graduate research assistantships areavailable in the Department of Biological Sciences’Center for Fisheries and Aquatic Sciencesat Eastern Illinois Universitystarting in May 2022. Natural Resource Field Seasonal (summer 2022), McHenry County Conservation District (Woodstock, IL; due Mar. 27) Jan 21, 2022 11:45 am50 views Seasonal Wildlife Monitoring Technician (2 positions), Northern Illinois University (Lake County, IL; due Feb. 11) Jan 7, 2022 12:45 pm48 views April - October 2022 (approximate dates) Conservation Education Representative, State of Illinois Mar 27, 2020 2:30 pm48 views Conservation Leadership Internship Program (summer 2022), Land Conservation of McHenry County (Woodstock, IL; due Feb. 18) Jan 5, 2022 4:30 pm47 views Illinois State Wild Turkey Federation Land of Lincoln Scholarship (apply by Nov. 1) Oct 18, 2021 1:30 pm47 views Aquatic Field Technician (Hourly) - Illinois Natural History Survey (Champaign, IL; due March 6) Jan 26, 2022 11:45 am46 views Up to 3 positions for summer 2022 Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (Summer 2022), Argonne National Laboratory (Lemont, IL; due Jan. 12) Jan 7, 2022 1:15 pm45 views 10-week internship program that provides undergraduate students with a STEM research experience funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wetland Conservationist, Natural Resource Conservation Service (3 vacancies in IL; due Jan. 21) Jan 13, 2022 5:00 pm44 views 3 vacancies in Edwardsville, Newton, and Springfield, Illinois Multiple summer internships, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (due Jan. 31) Jan 26, 2022 12:45 pm43 views Positions:Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Intern (hybrid remote and Glencoe, IL)Great Lakes Area of Concern (AOC) Intern (remote)Great Lakes Education Intern (remote with possibly space at UIUC or Purdue University)Susatainable Communities Extension Intern (remote or at Purdue University or hybrid)Video and Digital Media Intern (remote or at Purdue University)Water Conservation and Policy Intern (remote or at Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning) Laboratory Assistant, Illinois EPA (Springfield, IL; due June 15) Jun 2, 2021 10:15 am43 views ILMA Scholarships (due Dec. 31) Dec 10, 2021 1:45 pm43 views For Students attending an Illinois college or university or, Any Illinois resident attending college or university in Indiana, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, or Wisconsin. Restoration Technician, The Wetlands Initiative (Wilmington, IL) Dec 14, 2021 12:45 pm43 views Natural Resources Technician, Champaign County Forest Preserve District (Champaign-Urbana, IL; due Oct. 18) Oct 13, 2021 10:00 am42 views Ecological Restoration Technician, Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (Elizabeth, IL) Nov 17, 2021 1:30 pm39 views The Northwest Illinois Stewardship Co-op (NISC), a program of the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF), is seeking a full time Restoration Technician. This position works as part of a crew that is responsible for implementing ecological restoration and land stewardship activities on sites owned or managed by members of NISC. NISC is a collaboration of 10 public and private organizations in northwest Illinois that works to address pressing and urgent natural areas management concerns across jurisdictional boundaries and service regions. NISC is based in Elizabeth, Illinois and will work on some of NISC’s conservation areas located in Jo Daviess, Carroll, Ogle, Stephenson, and/or Winnebago Counties, Illinois. Land Stewardship Coordinator, Northwest Illinois Prairie Enthusiasts (Stockton, IL) Dec 22, 2021 11:30 am39 views Life Sciences Career Trainee (Upward Mobility), Illinois EPA (Springfield, IL; due Dec. 15) Dec 8, 2021 1:15 pm37 views Focus Area: Grant and loan funded projects for the construction and rehabilitation of public water supply, wastewater and stormwater facilities Community Engagement and Environmental Education Coordinator, The Field Museum (Chicago, IL; open until filled) Oct 27, 2021 2:15 pm36 views The Field Museum’s Keller Science Action Center (KSAC) translates museum science into results for conservation and quality of life. The Community Engagement and Environmental Education Coordinator works in the Center’s Chicago Region team and is a member of the Youth Conservation Action initiative, which equips Chicago region youth with the knowledge, skills, and passion to become the region's environmental stewards and sustainability leaders of tomorrow. The Coordinator also coordinates with the Learning Center and the City of Chicago initiative. Primary responsibilities are event planning and design, production and dissemination of nature-based tools, and team support and coordination. Through these efforts, the Coordinator will provide meaningful, hands-on materials and engagement experiences for youth, families, and their communities to connect with green space and nature close to home in culturally relevant ways. AGRICULTURE LAND AND WATER RESOURCE SPECIALIST I, Illinois Dept. of Agriculture (DeKalb, IL; due Jan. 25) Jan 13, 2022 8:00 am35 views Life Sciences Career Trainee (Upward Mobility), Illinois EPA (Springfield, IL; due Jan. 7) Dec 13, 2021 11:15 am33 views focus: scientific reviews of Site Remediation Program (SRP) reports Ecosystem Restoration Field Technician, Stantec (Naperville, IL) Feb 3, 2022 11:15 am30 views seasonal and permanent positions available Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) - Seasonal/Internship (Summer 2022), The Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL; due Feb. 4) Dec 16, 2021 1:45 pm30 views Experience careers that explore solutions for climate change, biodiversity loss, natural resources management, and urban life through the Center for Tree Science REU Program, Tree Science in the Anthropocene, funded by the National Science Foundation. Resource Management (Forestry) Summer Crew Intern (10 positions for summer 2022), Forest Preserves of Cook County (open until filled) Jan 19, 2022 4:45 pm29 views Work locations: Glenview, Western Springs, Willow Springs, Oak Forest, and Elk Grove Village, IL Life Sciences Career Trainee Opt E (Upward Mobility), Illinois EPA (Rockford, IL; due Nov. 15) Nov 10, 2021 2:30 pm28 views Learn to conduct routine field inspections/investigations of hazardous and solid waste management and disposal facilities and remediation sites Life Sciences Career Trainee, IL Environmental Protection Agency (Sangamon County; due 5/7) Apr 27, 2020 10:15 am25 views Conservation Coordinator, Kankakee County Soil & Water Conservation District (Bourbonnais, IL; due Nov. 19) Oct 29, 2021 1:45 pm25 views The candidate must have an associates or bachelor’s degree in agriculture, natural resources, or a related field, with experience in production agriculture preferred. Outdoor Education Instructor, NIU Lorado Taft Field Campus (Oregon, IL; open until filled) Nov 17, 2021 1:45 pm25 views The Lorado Taft Field Campus is Northern Illinois University’s outdoor education and conference center and is located in Oregon, Illinois. Taft Campus’ outdoor education program is generally multidisciplinary, place-based, and experiential, and planned in close partnership with the visiting schools with the goal of providing excellent programming and customer service to the visiting students and staff. The Outdoor Education Instructor is responsible for the instruction of outdoor education experiences for elementary and middle school students. Environmental Educator, Vermilion County Conservation District (Danville, IL; due Jan. 17) Jan 5, 2022 4:45 pm23 views Internship and Volunteer Opportunities (Spring 2022), Student PIRGs (remote or in-person) Jan 20, 2022 11:00 am23 views Fat Bat Technician, Bat Conservation International (positions in Golconda and Waterloo, IL; due Feb. 21) Feb 8, 2022 10:45 am23 views Anticipated start date is March 21, 2022, and the position is expected to last 6-8 weeks. Life Sciences Career Trainee (Upward Mobility) (2 vacancies), Illinois EPA (Springfield, IL; due Dec. 9) Dec 3, 2021 1:45 pm22 views Groundwater and Soil remediation Remote Internship (Spring 2022), Illinois Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) Jan 20, 2022 11:30 am21 views Naturalist: Gensburg-Markham Prairie, Northeastern Illinois University (Markham, IL; due Nov. 1) Oct 19, 2021 4:45 pm21 views The successful candidate will be responsible for creating and executing a management, stewardship, and ecological restoration plan and for aiding in research, educational, and community outreach programs. Life Sciences Career Trainee Opt E (Upward Mobility), Illinois EPA (Des Plaines, IL; due Nov. 15) Nov 5, 2021 1:30 pm21 views Learn to conduct routine field inspections/investigations of hazardous and solid waste management and disposal facilities and remediation sites. (Des Plaines, IL) Life Sciences Career Trainee (Upward Mobility), Illinois EPA (Des Plaines, IL; due Dec. 9) Dec 3, 2021 1:30 pm21 views Stream and Lake monitoring Field Research Specialist in Biogeochemistry, Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (Urbana, IL; due Feb. 2) Jan 20, 2022 11:15 am20 views Fisheries Technician (2 positions; Mar. 2021 - June 2022), Illinois Natural History Survey Feb 11, 2021 4:45 pm20 views Southern Illinois Beginning Forester Landowner Program Coordinator, University of Illinois Extension Forestry (Simpson, IL; due Nov. 1) Oct 22, 2021 2:45 pm20 views The University of Illinois Extension Forestry is seeking applicants for a full-time position to serve as the coordinator of the Southern Illinois Beginning Forest Landowner Program Landscape Management Summer Internship, University of Illinois Arboretum (Urbana, IL; due March 7) Feb 10, 2022 10:00 am19 views Gain experience in Public Gardening and Restoration Ecology Illinois in Washington Program accepting applications for Fall 2021 (Washington, DC; due April 30) Apr 22, 2021 4:45 pm19 views Conservation Police Officer, Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources (due May 31) May 3, 2021 1:15 pm19 views IDNR currently has 25 openings for the position of Conservation Police Officer Trainee (CPOT). Illinois Club Scholarships (due Oct. 16) Sep 14, 2021 2:15 pm19 views Ranger, Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources (Metropolis, IL; due Oct. 25) Oct 18, 2021 1:15 pm19 views Minimum Requirements: Requires education and experience equivalent to an associates degree with courses in life sciences or parks and recreation; supplemented by one (1) year of maintenance and interpretive experience. Experience may be substituted for some education, but completion of HS or possessio of GED certificate is a minimum requirement. Land Conservation Specialist (Bond County, IL), National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC) Oct 22, 2021 2:30 pm19 views The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC) is seeking a Land Conservation Specialist to actively provide agricultural conservation assistance to USDA-NRCS in a multi-county region. The primary purposes of the position will be to provide conservation planning, outreach, and mid-contract management assistance to agricultural producers in order to leverage Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and Wetland Reserve Easement (WRE) opportunities to achieve wildlife and water quality goals. Fisheries Management Intern (summer 2022), Friends of the Forest Preserves (Orland Park, IL; open until filled) Jan 21, 2022 11:30 am18 views Seasonal Environmental Education Assistant, Lake Forest Open Lands Association (Lake Forest, IL; open until filled) Feb 2, 2022 2:30 pm18 views Dates: June 13th- August 6th, 2022 Arborist Registered Apprenticeship, Openlands (Chicago, IL; due Jan. 28) Jan 24, 2022 4:00 pm16 views Openlands’ Arborist Registered Apprenticeship is an opportunity for individuals to participate in a 3-year registered apprenticeship program, working alongside industry professionals and gaining hands-on experience, training, and skills in arboriculture. Program start date is March 7, 2022.