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Now Accepting 2020 Summer 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.
For summer 2020, we will be offering modified internship opportunities to meet the programmatic changes caused by Covid-19:
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 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. Summer schedule: up to 12 hours/week, 8:30am- 12:30pm T, W, Th
As the Education Programs 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. Summer programs include day camps for preschool through middle school students, who learn about local ecology, science, gardening, and more while exploring the natural world around them. More information about our summer programs can be found here.
Please note: Due to potential changes to our programming, we may have limited opportunities available for in-person teaching. However, alternative projects such as curriculum-creation and camp support would be available. We will work with each intern to determine the duties of their position based on their interests and our program changes.