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 academic credits (when applicable). The CEC offers multiple internships throughout our programs and each works with several students every term.

We’re now accepting applications for Spring Interns.

The Spring Internship runs from April 1 – June 14

Questions? Email office@corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org

Avery House Nature Center Intern

The Corvallis Environmental Center’s Avery House Nature Center focuses on early childhood education through nature-based learning. We run the NaturePlay Preschool with shifts M-F 8:00 to 12:00 and our Nature School program with shifts M-F 12:30 to 4:30. Gain experience with teaching, environmental education, outreach, or administrative assistance. 

  • Full position descriptions HERE.  

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.

  • Full position description HERE

Outreach & Events Intern

Are you savvy with multitasking and have a keen marketing mindset? Love talking to people? Learn more about community outreach, engagement, fundraising, events, marketing and nonprofit development.  Help with tabling, event planning, social media management, graphic design, and more. Get a behind the scenes look at what makes our organization work and help make it happen!

  • Full position description HERE

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.

  • Full position description HERE

Field Trip Educator 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.

  • Full position description HERE

WILD After School Intern

WILD is a nature based and outdoor learning program that incorporates outdoor and hands-on STEM learning after school enrichment. WILD meets twice a week after school from 2:30-5:00 p.m. for 6 weeks, serving students in grades K-5 at Jefferson Elementary. WILD serves to engage students outdoors, get active, and explore the natural world around them all while increasing their environmental literacy and learning.

  • Full position description HERE

Community Garden Intern

The Community Garden Intern will Assist in the administration of the Dunawi Creek Community Garden Program, including but not limited to: new member orientation, potential member tours, new member orientation, garden plot inspection, record keeping, generation of monthly newsletter content, formatting, publication and posting. Help to coordinate and publicize Community Garden events: social, educational, outreach. Participate in facilities improvement projects; donation solicitations, grant applications. Assist with maintenance of the physical space of DCCG, including but not limited to: plot preparation, pruning, mulching, weeding, moving organic materials, mowing, string trimming, tool and equipment maintenance and general facilities maintenance

  • Must be available 6-12 hours / month, preferably Feb – Nov
  • Full position description HERE.