Skip to content
Apr 30 / BARD CEP

Apprentice Clean Water Advocate – Chicago, IL

Organization: Sierra Club, Illinois Chapter

Job Title: Apprentice Clean Water Advocate

Location: Chicago, IL

Hours and Compensation: Full time,  $19,500/yr plus benefits

Application Deadline: May 31, 2013

Posted On: April 26, 2013


Organization Overview:

The Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club is a statewide
organization representing over 25,000 individuals
committed to protecting the Illinois environment.

Members participate in:

  • OUTINGS, hikes, and restoration projects;
  • COMMITTEES to protect Illinois’ lakes & rivers,
    forests & open spaces, watersheds & native habitat;
  • ELECTING pro-environment candidates to public
  • COMMUNICATING with legislators and other public
  • MEETINGS, seminars and other special events; and
  • SOCIALIZING with others who share their
    environmental interests.


The Apprentice Clean Water Advocate works with staff and volunteers to protect Illinois rivers, lakes, and streams from pollution and invasive species


-Working with partner organizations to advocate for measures to stop Asian Carp and other aquatic invaders from moving between the Great Lakes and the Illinois/Mississippi River watersheds
-Assisting Sierra Club volunteers with water quality monitoring projects
-Advocating for actions by state and local governments to clean up sources of water pollution
-Administrative support in the Chapter office as needed


Apprentice positions are intended for individuals who within the last 12 months have graduated from a four year degree (BA, B.S.) or a graduate level program. Qualified applicants will have strong written and oral communication skills, the ability to work effectively with a diverse group of organizations and volunteers, and proficient computer skills, in addition to education/experience relevant to each position.

How to Apply:

 To apply, send cover letter and resume as attached documents to In the subject line of your email, please indicate which position(s) you are applying for – Apprentice Conservation Organizer or Apprentice Clean Water Advocate.

Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer. EOE.

Leave a comment