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Internships » Environmental Studies

Recent Examples:

Center for Neighborhood Technology

Founded in 1978, the Center for Neighborhood Technology has been a leader in promoting more livable and sustainable urban communities. In fact, our work focused on sustainable development before the term became as popular as it is today. As a creative think-and-do-tank, we research, invent, and test urban strategies that use resources more efficiently and more equitably.www.cnt.org

Chicago Park District

Our mission at the Chicago Park District is to Enhance the quality of life throughout Chicago by being a leading provider of recreation and leisure opportunities; Provide safe, inviting and beautifully maintained parks and facilities; Create a customer focused and responsive park system.www.chicagoparkdistrict.com

Friends of the Chicago River

Friends of the Chicago River is the only organization solely dedicated to the Chicago River. Since 1979, Friends has been working to improve the health of the Chicago River for the benefit of people and wildlife and by doing so, has laid the foundation for the river to be a beautiful, continuous, easily accessible corridor of open space in the Chicago region.www.chicagoriver.org

Friends of the Parks

Our mission is to preserve, protect, improve and promote the use of Chicago parks, forest preserves and recreational areas for the benefit of all neighborhoods and citizens.fotp.org

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.www.nature.org

People for Community Recovery

PCR’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for low-income residents living in communities affected by pollution. PCR educates , advocates policy and programs in an effort to coordinate local residents on issues of the environment, health, housing, neighborhood safety and economic equity.www.peopleforcommunityrecovery.org

Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization

P.E.R.R.O is a grassroots community group of Pilsen residents that formed in 2004 to fight the disproportionate amount of pollution in the Pilsen neighborhood. PERRO believes all people have the right to live in a clean and healthy environment, regardless of their race and class. Its mission is to spread awareness about this concept of environmental justice and make Pilsen a healthier place to live, work, and raise children.www.pilsenperro.org

Resource Center

For over 30 years, the Resource Center, a non-profit environmental education organization, has led the way in demonstrating innovative techniques for recycling and reusing materials.www.resourcecenterchicago.org