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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.

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.

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.

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Internships

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.

Assistant, Development and Communications

Location: Chicago, IL
An Assistant is an entry-level position that serves as an integral of the Delta Institute team. As an Assistant, the employee will be the first line of organizational and programmatic support. Assistants will excel at cross-functional duties. In this role, the Assistant is expected to be flexible in fulfilling the various aspects of the day-to-day operations of specific Delta programs. The Assistant will be a motivated team player that is adept at disseminating information and is detail oriented.

Specialist, Programs, Nature-Based Climate Solutions

Location: Chicago, IL
As a Specialist, an employee will know what happens on the ground in the dynamic landscapes of the Midwest and Great Lakes. A Specialist will bring that robust experience to Delta while working within the team to implement a variety of projects that focus on changing how we think about the practices that we implement on the landscape, how we value the environmental impacts, and how to change the structural drivers to create large-scale impacts.

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.

There are currently no internship
opportunities at Delta Institute.

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