Earn credit towards your degree while enjoying your work!

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 (check with your academic advisor to see if this is a possibility for you). The CEC offers multiple internships throughout our programs and each works with several students every term.

Applications will close on June 4th, 2021. 

 

BEFORE APPLYING:

  • Decide what fits best with your career goals, interests and skill set.  This summer the CEC is offering 2 very distinct internship paths

    • Sustainable Agriculture (where interns work and learn with other interns and staff to produce food to feed our community) 

or 

  • Summer Camp Education (where interns work and learn with staff to provide safe, educational and fun opportunities for kids).

  • Get out your calendar and know your other summer obligations, and update your resume!

 

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE INTERNSHIPS:

Sustainable Agriculture Internships are located at SAGE (Bruce Starker Arts Park)

Be prepared to work in the sun, get your hands dirty, meet other interns interested in agriculture, and feel good about providing food to our community!

Minimum commitment of 6 hours a week for 10 weeks.

Can select 10 weeks to 12 weeks (June 14th to September 2nd)

Can when to put in hours within the following shifts:

Mondays 9:30 to 1:30

Tuesdays 8:30 to 12:30

Wednesdays 9:30 to 1:30

Thursday 8:30 to 12:30
 

Click for Sustainable Ag Intern Application

Click for Sustainable Ag Intern Position Description

 

SUMMER CAMP EDUCATION INTERNSHIPS:

Summer Camp Education Internships located out at SAGE (Bruce Starker Arts Park) and Avery House Nature Center offer opportunities to connect youth to the natural world with activity based, hands-on environmental learning. As a summer camp intern you will assist CEC staff with teaching summer camps and programs (ages 3-14), explore and investigate nature outdoors – get dirty and have fun discovering Corvallis. We usually have about 50-60 kids each week that we split into three age groups led by an experienced Lead Instructor/naturalist with the help of one intern per group. Each intern will be assigned weekly to a specific age group and Lead Instructor. Interns help the Lead Instructor with child management, group activities, games, art and snack at AH or local natural areas through hiking, biking, rafting or other adventures and ensure campers are accounted for and safe.

Typical Daily/Weekly Routine: Each morning the intern will arrive to help prepare activities for the day, supervise early arrivals, lead games or activities and help make the sign in and out go smoothly when parents are dropping off and picking up children.

 

Our summer camps are held weekly, starting June 21 and running through September 3rd, from 9am to 3pm, Monday through Thursday and 9am-1pm Friday.

 

We offer extended care options Monday-Thursday from 3-5pm and 1-5pm on Fridays for all 11 weeks.

Summer Camp Education Intern Application

Summer Camp Education Intern Position Description