Paid Positions


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


High School Service Learning


For high school service learning opportunities for groups or individuals, contact Kevin Kuhn at


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.

Visit two of the treasures of the Forest Preserves of Cook County