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Spring 2021 Internship Applications Are Now Open!
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.
Applications will close on February 12th, 2021.
Once you've applied you can expect to hear back from staff by February 18th, 2021.
There are three separate program areas for Spring 2021 Internships: Farm to School Education, Nature Education, and Sustainable Agriculture. Interns will only work in one of the program areas, with the possible exception of a minimal amount of hours working remotely. Applicants may indicate interest in more than one program area, but should be prepared to prioritize the program areas in their application and during interviews.
Both Nature and Farm to School Education internships hours are still being finalized; more details will be made available as the program schedule is finalized. Nature Education Internship Hours are likely to include:
The Sustainable Agriculture Internship hours are set, and all hours will be done at SAGE, the CEC's small farm. Sustainable Agriculture Interns are expected to commit between 5 and 12 hours weekly during the following work sessions:
Monday 1-4 pm
Tuesday 9-12 noon
Wednesday 1-4 pm
Thursday 9 - 12 noon
These unique and applicable work experiences are UNPAID but are eligible for academic credits (check in with your academic advisor).
Everything is subject to change based on State and County restrictions/guidelines regarding COVID-19.
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.
The Sustainable Agriculture interns play a crucial role in the success of our small farm: SAGE. This is a great opportunity to work as part of a cohort of interns for a hands-on experience. Sustainable Agriculture interns gain 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 ~5 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.
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. Programs include after-school enrichment, field trips, in-classroom lessons, small group instruction for home-school families, outdoor STEAM programs and more. Students learn about local native and non-native ecology while exploring the natural world around them, increasing their environmental literacy. We provide a wide range of programs under the Nature Education umbrella, and work with interns to design their experience around their interests.