Fellowships & Internships
The Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES) provides hands-on work opportunities for students to get deeply involved in its environmental initiatives. The IES fellowship program is designed to help students define their long-term career goals through experiential learning beyond the classroom.
Currently accepting applications for the following internships:
Ecological Restoration Internship at Loyola University Retreat & Ecology Campus (LUREC)
Responsibilities: Carry out restoration activities as directed by Dr. Lammers-Campbell, including, but not limited to:
- Native seed collection and processing
- Controlling invasive species (herbiciding, cutting and burning, manual removal)
- Aiding in prescribed burns
- Monitoring ground water levels
- Care of tools and preparation for workdays
Requirements: The intern must
- Be a registered Loyola student
- Be able to spend one full eight-hour day per week at LUREC on a day of his/her choosing, Monday through Saturday
- Have a means of transportation to LUREC
- Be willing to obtain herbiciding certification
The internship will start immediately and continue through the end of spring semester.
Interested students should contact Dr. Roberta Lammers-Campbell at email@example.com
2014-2015 Sustainability, Biodiesel and Urban Agriculture Internship positions have been filled.
Northern Trust Internships (Common Application)
Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply
- Check Back in August for Additional Information
Check back each semester to see what is available.
The IES also offers both faculty and undergraduate research fellowships for those who would like to propose a specific research project that is within the scope of IES's research goals.
You can find information about additional undergraduate research programs at Loyola Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (LUROP)
Internships through IES's Partner Organizations
Generally, internships (both paid & non-paid) and volunteer opportunities may be available with the following organizations that IES has worked with either presently or in the past:
- Sierra Club, Illinois Chapter
- Audubon - Chicago Region
- Chicago Botanic Garden
- Chicago Conservation Corps (C3)
- Chicago Environmental Network
- Chicago Wilderness
- Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
- Uncommon Ground
- Angelic Organics
- CityFarm/The Resource Center
- Growing Power
- Chicago's 49th Ward
- 7 Generations Ahead
- Orion Grassroots Network
- The Student Conservation Association
Another resource to look for hands-on learning opportunities is through Loyola University Chicago's Center for Experiential Learning (CEL). The CEL serves students, faculty, staff, and community partners as a resource for community-based experiential learning opportunities and partnerships.