The Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) program provides paid summer internships for high school students and helps educators from environmental high schools share best practices and scientific resources. The long-term goal of LEAF is to support more than 30 environmental high schools across the country. Learn more about how LEAF works.
This year, The Nature Conservancy in Illinois has partnered with The Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences in Chicago and will send three male students to its Emiquon Preserve in Lewistown and four female students to help our colleagues in Georgia. In addition, three male students from Arabia Mountain High School in Georgia will join the Chicago students at Emiquon.
Here’s a glimpse at who they are and what they want to learn!
See what excites Abagail most about the LEAF internship.
Learn what Jake is looking to get from his internship.
Learn what made Rachel interested in environmental issues.
Lathen Murphy is ready to work hard during his internship.
Find out how Maya will use her internship to help select her future career.
Read about the skills Brittany wants to learn during her LEAF internship.
Kyle can't wait to get out into nature.