Internship Opportunities at the Macon County Conservation District
2017 Natural Resources Seasonal Internship – 2 Positions
Application Deadline: March 31, 2017
Terms of Positions: May 15 through August 18, 2017. Two positions for 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 3:30pm. Schedules may include some weekends or other hours as needed.
Duties: Under direction of the Natural Resources Specialist, assists with natural areas management and habitat restoration throughout Macon County. The majority of the work will be physical, outdoors, and will include the use of equipment such as hand tools, power tools, and herbicides. See Full Job Description.
Qualifications: Graduation from, or current enrollment in a forestry, wildlife, fisheries, ecology, zoology, or other related biological program at an accredited college or university. The ability to identify prairie plants and tree species of Illinois is preferred. Experience with safe operation of power equipment preferred. Applicant must possess or be able to acquire an Illinois pesticide applicator or operator license. Valid driver’s license and clean driving history. Must successfully complete a drug screen, criminal background check, and physical. Official internship status not required but encouraged.
For more information contact:
Ethan Snively, Natural Resources Specialist
Macon County Conservation District
3939 Nearing Lane
Decatur, IL 62521
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. EOE