Get Involved

Attend an Event

There’s many ways to get involved with our environmental and economic efforts underway throughout the Midwest. Delta Institute hosts everything from informative webinars to fun events to project ribbon cutting ceremonies. We’d love to have you join us.

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Join Our Board

Delta Institute’s Board of Directors provides a balanced approach to governance and oversight while actively managing and guiding all organizational facets. Board meetings occur quarterly, with Board-led committee meetings also occurring quarterly in adjacent months. All Directors sign membership agreements that cover governance and philanthropic requirements. In return, Delta Institute provides personal and professional fulfillment, networking, and the opportunity to help shape a dynamic regional nonprofit.

Become a Delta Emerging Leader

Delta Institute recruits emerging professionals to volunteer on our associate board, the Delta Emerging Leaders (DELs). The associate board, composed of up to 25 professionals from a wide array of sectors, collaboratively work to advance Delta’s mission by expanding our network of supporters, donors, and partners through events and initiatives that engage new and diverse audiences. The DELs’ recruitment cycle takes place each spring for one-year, renewable terms beginning July 1. Questions about joining the DELs? Please click here to email us or click the link below to learn more.

Careers and Internships

Full-time & part-time


Delta Institute is undertaking a fundamental incorporation of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in all recruitment efforts for staff, as well as for our governing and associate boards. We welcome learning more about organizational leaders who have diverse experience and a keen focus on equity and inclusion in their leadership. Please read more about our commitment to DEI.

Associate, Development and Communications

An Associate performs specific program, administrative or organizational development-related tasks.  Associates are directed in their work on a day-to-day basis and may manage grants, contracts or projects with some direction from leadership. Delta’s Development and Communications platform is undergoing expansion focused on growing unrestricted and project-additive revenue from individual, foundation, and corporate sources through the creation of a robust individual giving strategy, grant platform expansion, and event planning. We have undertaken substantial communications realignment and expansion over the past two years, telling our story from a strategic- and impact-focused perspective. Now is an amazing time to join a high-performing team while learning and doing new things daily.

RFP and Specifications for Design, or Build or Design/Build Services for the Duck Creek Tributary Restoration Project Phase 2

The Hobart Sanitary/Stormwater District and Delta Institute are seeking proposals from qualified landscape architecture, design engineering, and environmental restoration firms interested in Design, Build, or Design/Build for the Duck Creek Tributary Restoration project, on behalf of the District.

Economic Analysis & Real Estate Development Consultant Request for Proposals

Delta, Calumet Collaborative, and SETF seek to hire a consultant experienced in economic analysis to develop a study that identifies (1) real estate investment and development trends, (2) workforce characteristics and needs, and (3) market sector growth in the communities on the Southeast side of Chicago. The selected nursery (or nurseries) would provide a combination of full trees and seedlings, of varying species, for a total of up to 1,540 new trees and seedlings installed in several Lake County, IN Parks (Oak Ridge Prairie, Oak Savannah Trail, C & O Trail Corridor and Turkey Creek Golf Course), as well as Parks within Merrillville, IN (Rosenbalm Park and Pruzin Center Park). The selected nursery would coordinate with the project’s planting contractor and the project team on the delivery and installation of the project’s trees. The project’s planting contractor is the Student Conservation Association, and the project team includes Delta Institute, Lake County Parks and Recreation, Davey Resource Group, and the partnering municipalities.

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