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Chicago Botanic Garden's Conservation and Land Management Internship Program in collaboration with the Bureau of Land Management National Park Service and US Forest Service


Would you like to gain hands-on experience through a paid internship in conservation biology and natural resource management?


· 100 five-month paid internships for outstanding college graduates


· Working with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park

Service (NPS) and US Forest Service (USFS) predominantly in the western states


· Intern duties may include:



o Plant and animal monitoring and mapping

o Endangered species reintroduction

o Invasive species management

o Geographic data acquisition and analysis

o Biological assessments, sensitive species lists and conservation plans


o Fire ecology

o Land use planning

o Archaeology-related activities

o Recreation areas management

o Rangeland assessments

o Seed collection



· Interns participate in a one-week training course held in late May in

Chicago. Travel and lodging expenses will be covered. Training includes:

o BLM/NPS/USFS orientation

o Endangered Species Act and associated programs

o Plant and animal identification and monitoring

o GIS and mapping

o Topographical map reading and GPS skills


· $750 / pay period (every 2 weeks)


· How to apply:

o Send a letter of interest, official school transcript(s), resume, and

three letters of recommendation to the address below by March 21, 2007.

o International applicants must have a visa authorized for employment in

the USA.


· Pending funding, an optional extension may be offered to selected

interns for an additional 5-month internship with the Department of Conservation

and Environment (DEC) in Western Australia.



Kristen Kordecki


Chicago Botanic Garden

(847) 835-6954

1000 Lake Cook Road


Glencoe, IL 60022

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