Other Internships

Barrington Area Conservation Trust supports Barrington High School students seeking internships within environmental fields of study by listing opportunities that provide hands on experiences both locally and nationally.   Explore various fields, work with professionals and find areas that interest you for college pathways or future careers.

Center for Conservation Leadership


If you are a rising 9th or 10th grader with a passion for your environment and a desire to get involved, the Center for Conservation Leadership (CCL) can help prepare you to make a difference in our future.

CCL programs include the Certificate Program, targeted to students completing 8th and 9th grades, and a High School Internship Program for those who complete the Certificate Program.

The Student Conservation Association


SCA offers a range of programs for youth ages 15-19. Whether you want to serve in your local community or explore public lands across the country, SCA has something for you!

Opportunities include Leadership, Community, Regional, and National Crews

Jobs in Wildlife


This website lists a variety of local and national internship programs.  Opportunities offer experiences working alongside professionals in an environmental field or a wildlife career.   Many summer internships close as early as the end of January.


The following scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors interested in the environment, conservation or other related fields. Please check websites for specific requirements for each application.

National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) Foundation


These awards are for high school students worldwide. Applicants must be able to demonstrate environmental stewardship, leadership, and volunteerism as expressed through an Earth Day project. Applicants must also submit details about an environmental project that they are currently working on, or one that will be initiated for Earth Day in their homes, schools, and/or communities.  Refer to their website for more information.

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences


NRES is occasionally informed of scholarships for students with an environmental focus that are offered by other organizations. Refer to their website for links of updated scholarship opportunities.

Illinois Conservation Foundation

The Illinois Conservation Foundation offers the Conservation Achievement Scholarship to promote the value of our natural world and encourage the next generation of leaders to engage in personal efforts to preserve and enhance a sustainable outdoor environment.

Illinois Lakes Management

Illinois Lakes Management provides scholarships for students enrolled in natural resource disciplines related to lake and/or watershed management at an Illinois college or university, or any Illinois resident attending college or university in Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio, or Wisconsin.

The Leopold Education Project Scholarship Program

The Leopold Education Project Scholarship Program awards scholarships for post-high school education students seeking a degree at an accredited community college or university which will lead to a career in the natural resources field.

Solid Waste Association of North America Land of Lincoln Chapter

The Land of Lincoln Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America annually provides a scholarship to students enrolled in civil or environmental engineering, biology, geology, environmental studies, environmental science or related studies.

Volo Bog

Friends of Volo Bog offers a scholarship to those pursuing a career in preserving the environment who are studying at an Illinois college.