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Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Friends of the High Line
Since its inception in 2003, Foresight has provided individuals the opportunity to gain 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. The organization offers meaningful projects in proportion to demonstrated maturity and abilities. Given the potential 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 independently as well as with others. Supervision is offered to overcome barriers, establish priorities, 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 serve as a reference for future job opportunities and offer networking suggestions.
Interns are with the organization for 20+ hours per week for a minimum of three months, if not longer (Foresight has hosted interns for as long a year). In order for both the organization and the participant to benefit, this is the shortest commitment available. On occasion, interns with specialized skills are sought (e.g. graphic design, social media, nonprofit administration, marketing, fundraising, etc.) to contribute to 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, and be prepared to defer starting any new, conflicting positions until the end of their agreed-upon term.