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Youth Instructor Positions ($25/hr)

Youth Instructor for Greencorps Chicago

Greencorps Chicago is the Chicago Department of Transportation’s community greening and job training program run in partnership with WRD Environmental. Greencorps Chicago’s mission is to promote environmental stewardship and improve the quality of life in Chicago by establishing, maintaining and restoring natural and public spaces that are safe, healthy and sustainable through hands-on involvement with program participants.
The Greencorps Chicago Youth Program (GCYP) is a summer youth employment program, administered by the Chicago Department of Transportation and the Department of Family and Support Services. The Youth Instructor will spend the majority of their time teaching horticulture, landscape practices, tree care, bicycle maintenance, and bike safety to high school youth enrolled in GCYP. Instructors will work out of a Chicago Public School or other community based location, with significant components taught outdoors at a variety of project sites (such as community gardens or urban farms) throughout the City of Chicago.

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Notebaert Nature Museum–TEENS Education Intern (Paid)

Position: Education Intern, Teen Programs
Background: The Nature Museum seeks Education Interns with a background in environmental science, ecology, environmental education, and/or youth development to assist with the Teenagers Exploring and Explaining Nature and Science (TEENS) summer program. This six-week program engages a cohort of thirty Chicago high school students in a detailed study of ecosystems found in the city’s parks and neighborhoods. Youth contribute data to existing local, regional and global research projects, and develop their own research questions to investigate. TEENS participants learn how to perform a wide range of environmental science field and laboratory methods, and investigate the living and non-living components of urban ecosystems. Students also learn to use global positioning system (GPS) enabled tablets to collect spatial data and geographic information systems (GIS) software to analyze data and create maps and other visualizations of project data. Education Interns will assist with the implementation of TEENS summer program curriculum and mentor youth as they develop field-based research projects.

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Forest Preserve–Youth Outdoor Ambassador Intern


Seasonal Youth Outdoor Ambassador Intern

Organization:  Forest Preserve District

Work Locations:

536 N. Harlem

Job Posting:  May 11, 2015   Closing Date:  May 24, 2015

Job Summary

This position will support the operations of the Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming (CEP). Interns will assist all CEP staff and could work in all/any CEP locations including, but not limited to, General Office, Nature Centers, Campgrounds and Aquatic Centers. Interns will provide support in a variety of administrative tasks, assignments, programs and operational functions, and will performs other duties as required or assigned.  This is a seasonal position and the duration of this position is flexible.

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