Green Ambassadors Internship Coordinator

Green Ambassadors Internship Coordinator

The Internship Coordinator will facilitate the Green Ambassadors Internship program, a seven-week summer internship for Chicago high school students. The Internship Coordinator will support program development, planning, implementation and logistics four days a week starting in late May/early June. The program and this position conclude mid-August.

Green Ambassadors Internship Description: Green Ambassadors engages youth from the Bronzeville, Pilsen, Chinatown and Little Village neighborhoods in a summer-long research action project. Interns learn from museum scientists, community organizations, and other experts about local community and conservation issues in Chicago. Interns build their community environmental leadership skills and engage multiple stakeholders in order to develop their own vision for nature in Chicago.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support recruitment, registration and orientation of Green Ambassadors Interns.
  • Coordinate logistics for the internship, including transportation and community meeting spaces.
  • Work with Field Museum staff to use the Green Ambassadors curriculum to develop a daily schedule of activities for the six-week internship.
  • Prepare educational and leadership materials as needed for the internship.
  • Coordinate with community-based organizations to help students develop a meaningful project.
  • Facilitate daily activities for the interns and assist students in the implementation of their project.
  • Work with interns to organize and prepare a final partner presentation on their internship experience.
  • General administrative support as assigned.


  • Bachelor degree in education, environmental science, or a related field, or equivalent
  • Experience teaching high school students in formal and non-formal settings
  • Knowledge of urban conservation issues
  • Knowledge of youth leadership development
  • Must have a valid drivers license and ability to drive a 12 passenger van
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred

We also have quite a few internships open throughout the museum for high school and college students. Interested students can find details and how to apply here:

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