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2022 Internships Opportunities


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 hands-on work experiences are unpaid but are eligible for academic credits (when applicable).  Interns should plan on a minimum of 6-8 hours per week for the duration of the term (depending on the internship), and are welcome to combine program areas to meet hour requirements and/or diverse interests.  Be prepared for in-person internships to require sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate clothing; we are outside as often as possible!


Summer Internships follow the OSU academic calendar, beginning June 20th and wrapping up by September 2nd (some programs run during OSU finals week while others do not).


The Summer Intern Application closes at the end of business (5 pm) on May 31st.  The first look by our staff will occur on May 17th.  Have a resume ready to upload.  After applying, you can expect to hear back from staff by the end of business on June 1st, 2022.


Summer 2022 Intern Application

In summer 2022 we have internship opportunities in the following areas:


Education: Early Learning

Spend your hours supporting and learning from experienced educators and kids ages 3-6!  Join Caterpillar (Preschool) Camps (for ages 3-5) M-F from 9:00 to 1:00 pm. Interns will build relationships with the kids, assist in the preschool classroom, prep and clean up snacks, art projects and activities. 


Staffing consistency is important for building relationships with the students, we ask that Early Learning Interns choose one of the below schedules to complete their hours and gain valuable experience. This internship offers 8-30 hours per week.


Early Learning Internship minimum requirement is 2 days from 8 or 8:30 to 1:00 or 2 pm.

  • 2-day option: Tuesdays and Thursday

  • 3-day option: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

  • 5-day option: Monday - Friday


Find out more from the Early Learning Intern Position Description With kids (and sometimes parents) of all ages.  


Find out more from the Early Learning Intern Position Description

Sustainable Agriculture

Work as part of a cohort of interns alongside the Community Agriculture Program Manager to grow food at SAGE (our small farm).  Produce is grown year round and distributed via partner agencies to feed people experiencing food insecurity.  Take part in all aspects of farming, from bed preparation, pest management, amending the soil, weeding, seeding, transplanting, harvesting and packing and much more. This internship offers 6-16 hours per week.

Select 2 days from the following shifts to meet the 6-hour requirement (possible adjustments based on intern availability): 

  • Mondays 9:30 - 12:30 pm

  • Tuesdays 9:30 - 12:30 pm

  • Wednesdays 9:30 - 12:30 pm

  • Thursday 9:30 - 12:30 pm 

Be prepared to dress for the weather, we work outside rain or shine; sturdy close-toed shoes required!

Find out more from the Sustainable Agriculture Intern Position Description.

Outreach and Events

Are you computer and social media savvy? Have a flair for marketing? Love talking to people? If so, join the Corvallis Environmental Center as an Outreach and Events 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. This internship offers 3-10 hours a week. This year we will be putting on 4 evening concerts in the Bruce Starker Arts Park. These days will require between 3-8 hours of your time but are super fun!

Concert Dates: July 7, July 21, August 4, August 18

Concert Times: 6-9 pm (Set-up and clean-up take additional time)

Find out more from the Outreach and Events Position Description.