Hampton, Lenzini and Renwick, Inc.
  • Elgin, IL, USA
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

If you thrive on new challenges and want to make meaningful contributions to real-life projects, why not make your first career step an internship with HLR?

HLR is looking for energetic individuals with an ecology background to join our environmental team for the 2023 summer season. Our exciting internship program will allow you to enhance your knowledge of native plants, herbicide application, mechanical control of wetlands, prairies, and lakes and more! Start and end dates are flexible with school schedules. This internship will be based out of our Elgin, IL location.


Founded in 1965, we are an employee-owned corporation and a leading provider of professional consulting engineering, environmental, and surveying services for public agencies and private-sector clients in Illinois. We've built a reputation for personalized client service, superior project management, and a dedication to delivering each of our client's vision. We listen to our clients and develop solutions to meet their needs and we treat everyone with respect, including clients, the community, and our colleagues.

We believe that our team is what draws clients to our company. Our team is made up of smart, driven people with an impressive range of experience, achievements, and backgrounds. This is one of the reasons that our firm has become so highly respected in the industry and is a trusted partner in the community. We offer a flexible, remote schedule and are still able to keep team members engaged in challenging projects as well as available to their families during this unprecedented time. We offer competitive pay, great benefits, an open-door management style, a rewarding & fun work environment, and great work-life balance. We are proud to be named an Employer of Choice by PSMJ for 2022, based on our workforce retention, productivity, and superior level of employee engagement.

On any give day, you'll:
  • Perform field work, herbicide application, and mechanical control (using brush cutters, mowers, and hand tools)
  • Live plant, shrub, and tree installation; algae control applications; tree and shrub removal; litter pick up; and seed and erosion control blanket installation
  • Use power tools, trailers, and motorized equipment to perform work
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Illinois Pesticide Applicator or Operator license required 60 days prior to employment (HLR will assist with licensure costs)
  • Experience communicating effectively with residents and other stakeholders
  • Enthusiastic, courteous, positive attitude, and team spirit
  • Ecology background is a plus, but not required
Physical Demands:
  • Ability to work in extreme weather conditions (cold, damp, heat, humidity, insects, pollen, wet conditions, etc.) for extended periods of time
  • Ability to sit, walk, reach, crouch, bend, and walk or stand on uneven surfaces for extended periods of time
  • Ability to carry backpacks weighing 25-40 lbs. for extended periods of time. Occasional lifting of 50+ lbs.
This internship opportunity will be posted until all positions are filled.
Hampton, Lenzini and Renwick, Inc.
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