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.
Accepting Applications for FALL Interns!
Apply before August 27th for consideration.
The internship will run from September 24 – December 7
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 & Outreach 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!
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.
Avery House Nature Center Internships
Looking for experience working with kids in nature education this summer? AH is offering a summer full of adventuring nature camps for ages 4-13 and preschool programs. We need multiple summer camp assistants to help our lead instructors with child management, group activities, games, art and snack at (M-F, 8am-3:45pm). We also need interns for our after-camp-care (M-F, 2:45-5:45pm), preschool classes (Tues & Thur 8am-noon) and other happenings held throughout the summer. Please visit our summer camp page to view the camp dates and details. Interns must work a minimum of 6-8 camps.
Applications accepted until June 1. Training is required, which will either be June 14: 4-7pm or June 15: 3-6pm based on availability.