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Farm & Forestry Internships!

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Oakton has just posted two new internship opportunities for students related to the area of sustainability:

Forestry Intern (Mount Prospect Public Works – Forestry Division) Pay: $12.50-13.50 Hours: 40 hrs/week (hours M-F 7-3:30pm; Summer; 12 weeks) Location: Mount Prospect Assignments will include data updating for the computerized tree inventory, scouting for tree disease and insect problems, responding to tree related service requests and working with municipal crews. Candidates should have excellent tree identification skills, some computer course work, 1 or 2 years college level training in arboriculture or related field and valid a driver’s license.

Farm Intern (The Talking Farm) Pay: $10 Hours: 20 hrs/week (8 weeks; preferred start date of June 2015) Location: Skokie The intern will learn about and be implementing programs related to soil creation and preparations, crop rotations, companion crops, seeding/planting, harvesting, selling produce, tools and machinery, and other agricultural topics.

For information on applying for these positions, please visit Oakton’s Internship Page.


Author: Debra Kutska

Thanks for visiting! I am the Sustainability Specialist for Oakton Community College. I look forward to introducing you to the many green initiatives in which we engage and collecting input from YOU as to how we can continue to improve. Please feel free to contact me with your suggestions at any time at

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