2018 BACT High School Summer Internship Program Is Full

Internships are full for this year.  Please check again next year for our high school internships in early June.  We will have two sessions of our Summer Internship program for 2018.  The dates are as follows:

June 4th – June 8th     9:00am – 12:00pm


June 11th – June 15th  2:00pm – 5:00pm

High School Habitat Restoration Internships


To gain an understanding and experience with habitat restoration and stream monitoring through assisting with native plant installation and identification as well as invasive plant removal, monarch butterfly research and habitat restoration, Flint Creek stream monitoring, and stream data collection/reporting.

Projects May Include:

Work outdoors in the field as well as indoors

BACT Summer Interns Stream Monitoring in Flint Creek


Habitat restoration

Invasive plant species identification and removal

Native plant installation and identification

Social media posting

Stream monitoring:

Identification of macroinvertebrates

Physical stream monitoring/insect identification

Submitting Riverwatch data to national stream monitoring database

Time Commitment: 

4 interns will be selected for June 4 – 8  M-F 9am – 12pm

4 interns will be selected for June 11 – 15  M-F 2pm – 5pm

While the internship is unpaid, it provides invaluable experience for your college resume as well as insight into possible career opportunities.


BACT Office at the Barrington White House

145 W. Main Street, Suite 201, Barrington, IL 60010

Who is eligible?

To be considered you must be:

  • A current high school student, including incoming sophomores through seniors who graduate the spring immediately before the program.
  • Must commit to program dates and times.
  • Completed application must be received by MAY 6, 2018.  Optional: Letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach or mentor.  (Mail application and/or letter of recommendation to the address listed above.)
  • As a final evaluation tool, potential participants will be asked to attend a brief informal interview at the end of April or beginning of May at the BACT offices in the Barrington White House.
  • Once selected, participants will be required to fill out a BACT liability and photo release consent form.

Use your application to tell us who you are and why you would be a great candidate. In particular, we want to know about your strengths, interests and experiences in these areas:

  • Leadership skills and/or responsibility
  • Participation with extracurricular groups or volunteer organizations
  • Experience and interest in spending time outdoors
  • Interest in ecology or environmental topics