Internships

Internships are available year-round with the Corvallis Environmental Center. They are an opportunity to learn more about the world of nonprofit and environmental work, and to get involved with our organization. These unique and applicable work experiences are unpaid but are eligible for up 3 credits. The CEC offers multiple internships throughout our programs and each works with several students every term.

 

We are now accepting applications for our Winter Interns!  

 

Avery House Nature Center Intern

Nature Education Intern: We are partnering with Corvallis Parks and Recreation to provide an after school, pilot program called WILD. This will be a brand new nature based after school program hosted at Wilson Elementary School for first and second graders.

We are looking for applicants who can commit to assisting throughout the duration of this program (you do not need to be available for every day, but must be responsible about communicating your schedule and availability with the program coordinator). Please be prepared to spend time outdoors, be adaptable, have a positive attitude, and an enthusiasm for environmental education.

Session 1: Jan 16- March 8, Tuesday and Thursdays 2:30-5:30
Session 2: April 10- May 31, Tuesday and Thursdays 2:30-5:30

Avery House Intern: You will provide hands on opportunities that connect youth to the natural world with activity based, hands-on environmental learning. Interns jobs include: assisting in the preschool classroom; assisting in local school visits and field trips for grades K-5; participating in outreach events; helping manage social media; helping with facility maintenance; office/administrative work; animal care; and interpretive exhibit development/maintenance.  We are always open to new ideas in connecting kids with nature and as well as helping interns gain valuable experience in environmental education! 

 Sustainable Agriculture Intern

The Sustainable Agriculture intern plays a crucial role in the success of the SAGE Garden. This is a great opportunity for those seeking hands-on experience in small-scale agriculture, local hunger relief, educational gardening, sustainability, permaculture, and connecting people with the food that they eat.  As a part of the SAGE team, you will help to grow the 3 tons of food that we donate each year to aid food insecure individuals and families in the local community.  We value the input and ideas of SAGE interns in shaping the garden and enhancing its educational function.

Farm to School Intern

The Corvallis Farm to School program makes connections between our food system and our school system. Our program increases the use of local foods in our schools, encourages children to make healthy eating choices and supports regional farmers. As an intern, you will gain hands-on experience in food, nutrition, and agricultural education, get to work with community volunteers, and assist with promoting local foods for our school district. We provide a wide range of programs, and work with interns to design their experience around their interests.

Administrative Assistant Intern

Are you highly organized and efficient? In this position you’ll gain immense experience with office administration 2) Light Quickbooks 3) HR Organizational and Procedural

  • This position is now closed.

Marketing & Events Intern

Are you computer and social media savvy? Have a flair for marketing? Love talking to people? Then join the Corvallis Environmental Center as an intern. Learn more about community outreach, engagement, fundraising, events, marketing and nonprofit development. Get a behind the scenes look at what makes our organization work and gain knowledge in each of our program areas.

  • This position is now closed.

Community Food System Intern 

Learn more about the local food system and food security issues by serving as a Community Food intern with the CEC’s Edible Corvallis Initiative. Under the supervision of the Community Food Educator, the Community Food Intern will help to increase access to healthy foods among families navigating poverty.

The Community Food Intern will participate in the development and planning of a Benton County Veggie Rx program, work with the Community Food Educator to demonstrate basic cooking techniques and provide samples of healthy low-cost foods, distribute recipes and outreach materials at events, and interact with the public to promote healthy foods and locally-grown fruits and vegetables.

  • This position is now closed.