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Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Friends of the High Line
Each season Foresight provides one to three individuals with the opportunity for hands-on experience in the sustainability sector. Interns are a valued part of the Foresight team, seen as capable of making significant contributions to programs and operational capacity. We offer meaningful tasks and independence in proportion to interns' demonstrated abilities. With this level of responsibility, expectations for professional conduct, thorough attention to detail, and timely work are high.
Foresight tries to match interns with undertakings that parallel their interests and skills while also meeting the organization's needs. Candidates are encouraged to consider what they have to offer, as well as what they are looking to receive from the experience. The best interns tend to be self-motivated, resourceful and able to work alone as well as with others. Supervision is offered to overcome barriers, provide direction and resources, and develop judgment.
All internships are unpaid. Participants are compensated through the experience, knowledge, and connections made available while working. If the internship is productive and positive, Foresight will happily serve as a reference for future job opportunities.
The majority of interns are with the organization for 15-20 hours per week for a minimum of three months, but usually four. In order for both the organization and the participant to benefit, this is the shortest commitment Foresight generally considers. Foresight has hosted interns for as long a year. On occasion, we recruit interns with specialized skills (ie graphic design, social media, nonprofit administration, marketing, fundraising, etc.) to work on specific projects that may require fewer hours and/or offsite work. All candidates must have a means of supporting themselves, in order to insure that they are able to fulfill the demands of the position for the entire period.