The Forest Preserve District has a paid internship program. Summer positions are posted in Spring. Click here to visit job search page.
Forest Preserve-supported Positions
The following organizations offer paid internships; visit their websites for more information.
College Internship/Class Project
For college-required internships, service learning or class projects, contact Kevin Kuhn at Kevin.Kuhn@cookcountyil.gov.
High School Service Learning
For high school service learning opportunities for groups or individuals, contact Kevin Kuhn at Kevin.Kuhn@cookcountyil.gov.
Alternative Spring Break
Do something to build your career this Spring Break! Gain valuable experience and learn skills in one of the oldest and largest forest preserve systems in the nation. Learn how the Forest Preserves of Cook County manages nearly 70,000 acres of diverse ecosystems, get hands-on practice with the tools used to do the job and learn how we are adapting to environmental changes in a highly urbanized environment.
Click here for more information.
Currently Available Positions
To find out if there are unpaid opportunities currently listed, use the Search by Keyword feature, inputting “Intern” for the title.