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 12 credits. The CEC offers multiple internships throughout our programs and each works with several students every term.


Applications for Summer Internships will open April 16!


Avery House Nature Center 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! 

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.

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.

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.

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.