CEC Internships 

Now Accepting Winter Intern Applications!


Internships are available each term 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. Please click the titles for more description on each of the internships offered.

Early Childhood Nature Educator Assistant Internship

The Corvallis Environmental Center’s Avery House Nature Center focuses on early childhood education through nature-based learning. We run the NaturePlay Preschool (for ages 3-5) M-F from 9:00 to 12:00 and our Niños de la Naturaleza (Bilingual Natureplay Preschool) program (for ages 4-6) which runs T & Th from 1:00 to 3:00. This means that shifts for interns would be M-F 8-12:30 or T & Th from 12:30-4 with the option of working a full 8:00-4:30 day if your schedule allows. Interns will assist in the preschool classroom, prep and clean up snacks, art projects and activities. They will also help with developing curriculum for our nature education programs. We would prefer for Nature Preschool Interns to stay with us for two or more consecutive terms, if possible. Being bilingual is not a requirement for working with the Natureplay PM Preschool program.

Outreach & Events Internship

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.

Nature Educator Assistant Internship

As the Nature Education Assistant intern with the CEC, you will be an integral part of creating and implementing place-based environmental education for all ages. We work in schools, local natural spaces, at our Nature Center in Avery Park and throughout the Corvallis community. One of the programs we run, WILD, is a nature based and outdoor learning program that incorporates outdoor and hands-on STEM learning after school enrichment. We also run field trips with schools throughout the community that teaches children about native plant species, healthy eating choices, supporting regional farmers, and to explore the natural world around them all while increasing their environmental literacy and learning. We provide a wide range of programs under the Nature Education umbrella, and work with interns to design their experience around their interests.

Farm to School Internship

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.

Questions? Email Josie at office@corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org