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The internships below are listed by term for which the position is offered. The Environmental Studies Program does not have more information on these opportunities, so please contact the Internship Partner or provided contact regarding the position. Also, contact the Internship Partner or listed contact to determine if the position has been filled.

If you would like your internship to count for your Area 5 requirement, you need to register for ENVS 404. See the Syllabus and Environmental Studies Internship Program page.

All of the internships listed here have been sent out on the esundergrads listserv and/or the econews listserv.

Fall 2020

PositionFall Habitat/Education Internship
Internship Partner: Mount Pisgah Arboretum
Location: Eugene, OR
Duration: Fall Term
Apply By: Please contact Jenny Laxton at education@mountpisgaharboretum.org for more information or to apply.
Description: Want to get away from your computer this fall? Come outside with us! Mount Pisgah Arboretum is looking for 1-4 interns to help with habitat restoration, park maintenance and our kids education programs. We’ll be leading small groups of elementary aged kids on Tuesdays and Thursdays (1-3pm). These students will be learning about the plants and animals of the Arboretum. Interns will gain experience working with kids, developing and leading lessons and learn more about local ecology along the way. Interns will also help with habitat restoration work, trail maintenance and, possibly do some GIS work. If interested, interns may help create short videos of Arboretum plants and animals for social media and on-line kid lessons. These internships will be almost entirely outdoors, with flexible days and times. Masks and temperature checks will be required. 

Examples of internships typically available in Fall

PositionFood for Lane County Internship
Internship Partner: GrassRoots Garden and Youth Farm
Location: Eugene, OR
Duration: 8-20 hours/week flexible all terms
Apply By: Submit resume, letter and one reference to Jen Anonia at gardens@foodforlanecounty.org
Description: The FOOD for Lane County (FFLC) Youth Farm is an innovative program that addresses the root causes of hunger and malnutrition by promoting access to fresh produce and gardening and farming skills.  Youth, volunteers, and adult interns work with staff to grow food for FOOD for Lane County, our CSAs and our markets. Adult interns participate in all activities at the farm, and receive training in horticulture, food systems, and taking on a leadership role.
GrassRoots Flier                 Youth Farm Flier 

Position: Plant Nursery Intern
Internship Partner: Native Plant Nursery
Location: Eugene, OR
Duration: Fall Term
Apply By: Email resume and cover letter to kelsey.c.irvine@ci.eugene.or.us
Description: We are looking for student interns during the spring, summer and fall terms to help plant native seeds, transplant seedlings, care for mature plants, and assist with seed collection and cleaning.
Internship Flier

PositionEnvironmental Education Internship
Internship Partner: Willamette Resources and Educational Network
Location: Eugene, OR
Duration: Fall Term
Apply By: Please contact WREN program coordinator at info@wewetlands.org for more information or to apply.
Description: This position will work closely with WREN Program Coordinator and other WREN volunteers on both the development and presentation of wetland-focused education programs. Intern will gain an understanding of non-profit operations and will have the opportunity to interface with employees from the Bureau of Land Management, City of Eugene, Long Tom Watershed Council, and other WREN partners.
Internship Flier

Summer 2020

Please note: Only REMOTE internships may be counted for credit during Summer 2020, following University of Oregon social distancing regulations. If you are considering doing a not-for-credit in person internship, the ENVS Program encourages you to only do so if you are able to maintain recommended distancing/sanitization guidelines and follow local social distancing laws.

Position: Natural Resource Wildlife Steward  –**NEW**
Internship Partner: United States Army Corps of Engineers
Location: Junction City, Oregon
Duration: Length dependent on commitment of hours.
Apply By: To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references and completely fill out the application form found at http://bit.ly/NYCInternApplication. Please select “NYC – USACE Wildlife Steward” when applying.​
Description: This person will assist with management of natural resources at the 13 reservoirs in the Willamette Valley Region, focusing on those closest to the Eugene, OR area. Major duties are related to monitoring and management of wildlife and wildlife habitat.

*Link

Position: Outreach and Education Steward  — **NEW**
Internship Partner: Northwest Youth Corps
Location: Port Angeles, Washington
Duration: Length dependent on commitment of hours.
Apply By: To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references and completely fill out the application form found at http://bit.ly/NYCInternApplication. Please select “NYC – Olympic Outreach and Education” when applying.​
Description: Two members will work with the Outreach and Education Specialist delivering environmental education programs for school children. The members will also work at various community events staffing the park’s exhibit booth and answering questions about Olympic National Park. Depending on the interests and abilities of the selected candidate there are opportunities to work on various projects – including website work, multi-media presentations, etc.

*Link

Position: Natural Resource Steward  — **NEW**
Internship Partner: Northwest Youth Corps
Location: Astoria, Oregon
Duration: Length dependent on commitment of hours.
Apply By: To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references and completely fill out the application form found at http://bit.ly/NYCInternApplication. Please select “NYC – Lewis and Clark Natural Resources” when applying.​​
Description: The member will serve with the interpretive and education teams within the Visitor Services Division. The park anticipates over 100,000 visitors this summer including two youth camps.

*Link

Position: Trail Crew Steward  — **NEW**
Internship Partner: Northwest Youth Corps
Location(s): Multiple Locations – Corbett, OR / Zigzag, OR / Brookings, OR
Duration: Length dependent on commitment of hours.
Apply By: To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references and completely fill out the application form found at http://bit.ly/NYCInternApplication. Please select “NYC – TKO Trail Steward” when applying.​
Description: Trail-keepers of Oregon (TKO), in partnership with the USDA Forest Service (FS) and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), is recruiting three summer AmeriCorps members to provide restoration and maintenance assistance on hiking trails through volunteer engagement at three different sites in Oregon. We are seeking candidates interested in pursuing careers in public lands management and have a desire to work outdoors by engaging the public in trail stewardship experiences.

*Link

Position: Summer Farm Intern
Internship Partner: Living Earth Farm
Location: West Eugene
Duration: 6/22/20 to 9/11/20 – 4 to 12 hours per week
Apply By: Send an email detailing your interest, experience, availability, and credit-hours desired, plus a resume and 3 references to livingearthfarm@comcast.net.
Description: Intern will receive training and experience in composting, soil science and fertilization, shadehouse propagation, bed preparation and planting, irrigation, cultivation and weed management, pest management, harvesting, crop storage, orchard and berry management, beekeeping,  ewe and lamb care, management intensive grazing, livestock guardian animals, tractor usage, and business management.
Link to Summer Internship Flyer

Position: Wilderness Conservation Corps Intern
Internship Partner: Siskiyou Mountain Club
Location: Rogue Valley, OR
Duration: 6/18/20 to 8/26/20 – Remote enrichment and orientation: May 1 – June 18 (6 weeks).
Field Season: June 18 – August 26 (10 weeks).
1 x 8-day field training: June 18 – June 25
4 x 10-day field projects: June 29 – August 26
• Hitch 1: June 29 – July 8
• Hitch 2: July 13 – July 22
• Hitch 3: August 3 – August 12
• Hitch 4: August 17 – August 26
Apply By: Apply Now!
Description: Interns will spend their summer on the trail utilizing non-mechanized tools to complete trail restoration and maintenance while gaining job credentials and professional skills. Compensation: $3,000 in living stipends and $1,000 in academic awards.
Link to Summer Internship Flyer

Examples of internships typically available in summer:

Position: Outreach Intern
Internship Partner: Eugene Outdoors
Location: Eugene
Outreach Intern 2018 Eugene Outdoors

PositionNative Plant Nursery Intern
Internship Partner: Parks and Open Space Division for City of Eugene
Location: Eugene
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PositionRiparian Tree Inventory Internship
Internship Partner: Eugene Public Works Parks and Open Space
Location: Eugene
Tree Inventory intern

PositionRhododendron Garden Intern
Internship Partner: Eugene Public Works Parks & Open Space
Location: Eugene (Hendricks Park)
2018.HPRG intern flier and summary

PositionNative Plant Garden Intern
Internship Partner: Eugene Public Works Parks & Open Space
Location: Eugene
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PositionOregon Applied Sustainability Experience Intern
Internship Partner: The  Oregon Applied Sustainability Experience (OASE)
Location: Salem and Corvallis
Compensation: $5000 per student for a full-time, 10-week internship
Description: see website for more info! http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/education/fellowships-scholarships/oregon-applied-sustainability-experience

PositionYouth Engagement Strategy Program Manager (Open to Graduating Seniors only)
Internship Partner: Willamette National Forest- Forest Service
Location: Willamette NF Supervisor’s Office located in Springfield, OR
Compensation: $3060 provided by NYC + workers comp and healthcare
Youth Engagement Strategy Program Manager

Position: Vegetation Management Steward
Internship Partner: Coos Bay Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Location: Coos Bay
Compensation: A $4,422.54 living allowance dispersed on a monthly basis, a $2,215.00 education award upon completion of the 675 hours of service and/or position requirements. The living allowance and education award are taxable. Members are
responsible for food but housing will be provided upon request. Service eligibility is contingent upon the results of a
criminal and driving background check.
Description: Major duties include driving, surveying, data entry and weed control treatments. Driving will occur in town, along
highways, county roads and BLM roads (primarily gravel logging roads) in order to access BLM projects. Surveying
includes looking for noxious weeds and other invasive plants. See website for further details.

Position: Sustainability Intern
Internship Partner: City of Hillsboro
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Compensation: $14.87/hour
Sustainability Intern Hillsboro

Position: Resources Intern and Education Intern (2)
Internship Partner: Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
Location: Home Office
Compensation: $11.50/hr
Description: Resources Intern            Education Intern

Position: Land Steward
Internship Partner: North Coast Land Conservancy
Location: Seaside, OR
Compensation: $1,000/month stipend + shared housing
Description: Stewardship Intern North Coast Land Conservancy

Position: Paid Student Intern
Internship Partner: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Willamette Watershed District
Location: Fern Ridge Wildlife Area in Veneta, Oregon AND/OR Springfield field office
Compensation: $12.29 per hour
Description: FRWA Intern June – Sept 2018

Position:Experiential Education Intern (and others!)
Internship Partner:Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont
Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee
Compensation: Housing, meals, uniform, and a stipend of $180/week.
Description: Great Smoky Mtn Internship Flier

PositionSummer Farm Intern
Internship Partner: Living Earth Farm
Location: West Eugene
Link to Summer Internship Flyer

PositionNative Plant Nursery / Habitat Restoration Intern
Internship Partner: Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah
Location: Eugene, OR
Description: Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah (FBP) plans and implements native habitat restoration and enhancement projects in the Mt. Pisgah area.  We use a variety of techniques, such as native plant propagation, invasive species control, prescribed fire, survey and monitoring, and others to help restore and enhance native riparian, upland, and prairie habitats.

PositionFood for Lane County Internship
Internship Partner: GrassRoots Garden and Youth Farm
Location: Eugene, OR
Description: GrassRoots Flier                 Youth Farm Flier 

PositionTropical Permaculture and Sustainable Living Internship
Internship Partner: HIP Agriculture
Location: Kapa’au, Hawaii
Description: Feed your mind and body, develop skills for living on the land, grow your own food and medicine, participate in a thriving local food economy, build fertility and health for the planet.

PositionPlant Nursery Intern
Internship Partner: Native Plant Nursery
Location: Eugene, OR
Internship Flier

Position: Butterfly Conservation Research
Internship Partner: Oregon Zoo
Location: Oregon

Internship Flier

PositionWalama Restoration Project Intern
Internship Partner: Walama Restoration Project
Location: Willamette National Forest

Internship Flier

Spring 2020

Internships Currently Available:

Position: Environmental Justice Intern
Internship Partner: Breach Collective
Location: Oregon
Duration: 3 months starting in June
Apply By: Email ​team@breachcollective.org​ with:

  • ●  a brief (1-2 page maximum) cover letter indicating their experience and interestand their availability dates,
  • ●  a resume, and
  • ●  a writing sample reflecting minimal feedback or revision from others.

Description:

-Identifying and mapping potential donors, letter of interest and application timeframes

-Project design, including design of theories of change; logical frameworks; and monitoring, evaluation, and learning plans

-Budget development

-Drafting language for concept notes and proposals

-Creating media lists through twitter of reporters covering issues related to our project areas

-Compiling best coverage of project areas for reference regarding content and key reporters

-Drafting substantive blog posts, articles, op-eds, or other pieces regarding Breach’s work and/or key climate and environmental justice news and issues

-Drafting story pitch ideas, press releases / media advisories

Link to Spring Internship Flyer

Position: ESPRIT Paid Summer Research Experience
Internship Partner: STEM CORE University of Oregon
Location: Eugene
Duration: Summer
Apply By: ASAP
Description: Open to UO science majors (ESCI too!) with an interested in K-12 education. Summer internship is pre-requisite to apply for ESPIRIT’s $10,000 senior year scholarship.

More Information

Examples of internships typically available in spring:

Position: Outdoor Education Internship
Internship Partner: Mt. Pisgah Arboretum
Location: Between Eugene and Springfield
Duration: Spring Term
Apply By: ASAP
Description: Like the idea of hanging outdoors with kids? Take a break from campus and lead small groups of elementary aged children on nature walks. This is a great way to learn more about local ecology. You must commit to leading tours with kids at least 2 mornings a week. Depending on interest, interns also work on side projects in curriculum development, composting or putting on the annual Wildflower Festival. Interested students should send an email of inquiry to education@mountpisgaharboretum.org.

Position: Education and Visitor Services Intern (3-4 credits)
Internship Partner: Mount Pisgah Arboretum
Location: Eugene, OR
Duration: Spring Term
Apply By: Prior to Spring Term
Description: This internship is for students who are interested in gaining experience in both outdoor education and how outdoor facilities and non-profits function. These interns will teach during our kid’s programs and also spend time educating and interacting with visitors to the Arboretum. Office time will be spent on member management and festival planning. Interns must be available at least 2 mornings a week. General confidence with computers is important. Interested interns should send an email of inquiry to education@mountpisgaharboretum.org

Position: Nature Guide Intern + Others!
Internship Partner: Nearby Nature
Location: Alton Baker Park, just across Frohnmayer Footbridge
Duration: Spring Term (Also offered in Fall)
Apply By: ASAP
Description:  Lead interactive nature walks for K-5th graders. Outdoor science, exploring, storytelling, games, and more. No experience required. Training provided. Weekday mornings, April-June or September-December. 6-9 hours per week.
Apply Here

Position: Stormwater Infrastructure Maintenance (SWIM) Intern
Internship Partner: City of Eugene – Public Works: Parks and Open Space
Location: Eugene, OR
Duration: interns for spring and fall terms.
Apply By: If interested please send a resume and cover
letter describing how this internship fits with your educational/career goals to Ted Shriro at ted.g.shriro@ci.eugene.or.us. For more information please contact Ted at 541-682-4924
Description: During this internship, you will learn how the requirements for this permit are implemented by the Parks and Open Space Division of the City of Eugene, and become involved in the maintenance and management of the green stormwater infrastructure that slows and filters our water.
SWIM Intern Flyer

Position: Laurel Valley Educational Farm Internship
Internship Partner: Northwest Youth Corp
Location: Eugene, OR.
Duration: Spring Term
Apply By: Prior to Spring Term, send a resume and cover letter describing how this internship fits with their educational/career goals to Dan Rousseau (Farm Coordinator) at danielr@nwyouthcorps.org
Description: Help our Laurel Valley Educational Farm feed limited-income students attending Northwest Youth Corps (NYC)’ Twin Rivers Charter School, as well as hundreds of low and moderate income youth serving through NYC’s field conservation programs. Tasks vary with the season, but may include: seeding, transplanting, and greenhouse propagation; cultivating beds, managing weeds, applying mulches, and managing pest insect species; harvesting, cleaning, and preparing produce for distribution in CSA boxes; and providing care to and occasionally handling chickens.
Laurel Valley Educational Farm Flyer

PositionEnvironmental Education Internship
Internship Partner: Willamette Resources & Educational Network
Location: Eugene, OR
Duration: April through mid-June with option of continuing through summer
Apply By: ASAP, contact Dave Pete WREN Program Coordinator at info@wewetlands.org
Description:  Intern will gain understanding of non-profit operations, and will have the opportunity to interface with employees from the Bureau of Land Management, City of Eugene, Long Tom Watershed Council, and other WREN partners.

*Disclaimer. MUST have attended summer training to complete Fall/Spring Internship*
Link to WREN Flyer

PositionNative Plant Nursery Intern
Internship Partner: City of Eugene Public Works
Location: Eugene
Duration: Term commitment, flexible scheduling
Apply By: Email resume and cover letter relating the internship to educational/career goals to kelsey.c.irvine@ci.eugene.or.us
Description: “We are looking for student interns during the spring, summer and fall terms to help plant native seeds, transplant seedlings, care for mature plants, and assist with seed collection and cleaning.
Internship Flier
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PositionYouth Farm Intern
Internship Partner: Food For Lane County
Location: Eugene
Duration: Term commitment, flexible hours
Apply By: Open until filled, see link below for application requirements
Description: The intern will receive education and training in composting, soil science and fertilization, propagation, orchard management, crop rotation and farm mapping, winter gardening, greenhouse construction and management, irrigation, cultivation and weed management, pest management and food relief. Other farm related subjects will be presented depending on interns’ interests. The educational program will consist of lectures, field trips, hand-outs, literature review and mostly hands-on learning.
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PositionGrassroots Garden Intern
Internship Partner: Food For Lane County
Location: Eugene
Duration: Term commitment, flexible hours
Apply By: Open until filled, see link below for application requirements
Description: The GrassRoots Garden is a program of FOOD for Lane County with the mission of alleviating hunger by growing food, building skills and nurturing community.  We provide our community access to fresh produce and gardening skills as well as nutrition education and produce appreciation.
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1) Spring Nature Guide Interns and Volunteers: Explore Alton Baker Park with K-5th graders, weekday mornings, late April-mid June. Interns lead two-three nature walks per week, volunteers one per week. No experience required. Training in April. Internships 60-90 hours per term. Volunteering three hours per week.

2) Program Assistant Interns Explore Alton Baker Park with K-5th graders, weekdays, late April-mid June. Also assist with weekend family events. Interns lead three-four nature walks-weekend programs per week. Some experience with kids and knowledge of natural history required. Training in April. Internships 90-120 hours per term.

3) Learnscape Interns (interns needed): Help with gardening in the Edible Schoolyard, outdoor classrooms, and native habitat of Nearby Nature’s Learnscape. Learn about soil, perennial and annual crops, crop rotation, companion plantings, bugs, weeds, native plants, composting, and more. No experience is necessary, although welcome! Training is provided.

4) Restoration Interns (interns needed): Help coordinate and lead volunteer groups as they remove invasive species and litter from Alton Baker Park. Best for people who love public green spaces and who are interested in learning to lead groups of people working on stewardship projects. Training is provided.
Apply Here

Winter 2020

PositionWinter Farm Intern
Internship Partner: Living Earth Farm
Location: West Eugene
Duration: 1/6/20 to 3/13/20 – 4 to 12 hours per week
Apply By: Send an email detailing your interest, experience, availability, and credit-hours desired, plus a resume and 3 references to livingearthfarm@comcast.net.
Description: Intern will receive training and experience in composting, soil science and fertilization, cover crops, greenhouse propagation, bed preparation and planting, cultivation and weed management, pest management, harvesting, crop storage, orchard and berry management, beekeeping, raising chickens, sheep care and lamb birthing, wool processing, management intensive grazing, livestock guardian animals, goat-keeping, tractor usage, and business management.
Link to Winter Internship Flyer

Position: Safe Routes to School Intern
Internship Partner: Safe Routes to School
Location: Lane Council of Governments
Duration: Winter and Spring Term
Apply By: Write a compelling cover letter and resume, and submit to ecurrier@lcog.org. The position is open until filled but first review of applications will begin mid-December.
Description: As part of our regional Transportation Options (TO) strategy the MPO works closely with the regional TO partners and Safe Routes to School (SRTS) coordinators at each of the school districts. The coordinators and local planning staff have been working on a process for infrastructure prioritization throughout the region. This intern position would help identify SRTS-related infrastructure improvement needs through site visits in and around schools and apply the criteria to these sites. The intern would be housed at LCOG, but work closely with regional SRTS and local transportation options and transportation planning staff.
Link to Internship Flier

Examples of internships typically available in Winter

Position: Native Plant Garden Intern
Internship Partner: City of Eugene – Public works: Parks and open space
Location: Hendricks Park, intersection of Summit and Skyline (1.5 miles from campus)
Duration: Two quarter commitment strongly preferred, but can be flexible and catered to intern
Apply By: should send a resume and cover letter describing how this internship fits with your educational/career goals to Christina Bentrup, christina.r.bentrup@ci.eugene.or.us. Can call Christina for more information or email: 5415104636
Description: Interns at the Native Plant Garden support all aspects of garden care and maintenance throughout the year. Tasks vary by season but always include hands-on-work meeting the daily needs of the garden. Interns can expect to gain experience in identifying, propagating and caring for native plants in formal and natural garden settings. Opportunities for special areas of focus include garden mapping, creating outreach + educational materials, and deepening community engagement.
Link to Internship Flyer

Position: Rhododendron Garden Intern
Internship Partner: City of Eugene – Public works: Parks and open space
Location: Hendricks Park, intersection of Summit and Skyline (1.5 miles from campus)
Duration: Two quarter commitment strongly preferred, but can be flexible and catered to intern
Apply By: should send a resume and cover letter describing how this internship fits with your educational/career goals to Christina Bentrup, christina.r.bentrup@ci.eugene.or.us. Can call Christina for more information or email: 5415104636
Description: Interns support all aspects of garden care throughout the year at a world-class Rhododendron garden. Tasks vary by season but always include hands-on-work meeting the daily needs of the garden. Interns can expect to gain experience in identifying, propagating and caring for ornamental and native plants in formal and natural garden settings. Opportunities for special areas of focus include garden mapping, botanical collection management, creating outreach and educational materials, and deepening community engagement.
Link to Internship Flyer

Position: Camp Fire Wilani Intern – Environmental Education/Outdoor School Program Specialist (Undergraduate) OR Environmental Education/Outdoor School Program Coordinator (Graduate)
Internship Partner
:Campfire Wilani
Location: Planning takes place at Springfield office and offsite. Program facilitation to take place at Camp Wilani @Havenroot in Veneta, Oregon – a resident summer camp and event center
Duration: Multi term opportunities possible
Apply By: Send cover letter and resume to Elissa Kobrin, Executive Director: ekobrin@wilanicouncil.or
Questions: Call 541-359-4508
Description: Camp Fire Wilani is seeking creative, positive, self-starting students to help develop a brand new residential and nonresidential Outdoor School program/curriculum and perform outreach to schools for program partnership. Strong
performance and a good fit may lead to seasonal or full time employment.
Website: wilanicouncil.org
Check out Flyer for specific information regarding Winter Term! 

PositionVisitor Services and Interpretation Internship
Internship Partner: Mount Pisgah Arboretum
Location: Mount Pisgah Arboretum, located between Eugene and Springfield along the banks of the Coast Fork of the Willamette and the base of Mt.Pisgah
Duration: Winter term
Apply By: Students interested in an internship should send an email of inquiry to education@mountpisgaharboretum.org
Description: This internship is for students who are interested in gaining experience in how outdoor facilities and non-profits function and educate visitors. Interns will spend time on site and in our office educating and interacting with visitors to the Arboretum. Interns will learn about managing members (a key part of many non-profits ability to function) and will help to create seasonal displays for our education building geared to both kids and adults
Website: www.MountPisgahArboretum.org

PositionVarious 
Internship Partner: City of Eugene – Public works: Parks and open space
Location: Various locations.
Duration: Flexible
Apply By: Contact info@wwoofusa.org for questions about internships positions you see on the website: www.wwoofusa.org
There are various deadlines for the different positions available.
Description: The program is flexible in length and focus, and can be tailored by students to meet their interests. Opportunities are available year-round, either over the summer or during fall/spring semesters. WWOOF farms offer a variety of educational opportunities including learning about organic agriculture techniques, permaculture, ecological farming, beekeeping, sustainable construction and living techniques, ranching, viticulture, culinary studies, community and rural studies, and much more.
Link to Directory

Position: Safe Routes to School Intern 
Internship Partner: Eugene-Springfield Safe Routes to School
Location: Eugene, OR
Duration: Winter term, anticipated hours per week vary
Apply By: Application is open until filled. 1-3 openings available. E-mail cover letter and resume to site supervisor Laughton Elliott-Deangelis or Sarah Mazze
Contact: 541-228-0699, 541 516-0887
Description: Students will learn about transportation planning, community organizing, and behavior change. Local travel only. Projects could be one of the following (please express area of interest in your cover letter):

  • Identifying infrastructure needs around schools to improve safety for students using active transportation and using set criteria to rank projects based on safety, equity and other measures.
  • Developing Walking School Bus or Bike Train programs at a local school. This could include direct outreach to families; identifying routes; developing materials and leading groups.

Encouragement activity planning and implementation for “Bike Rodeos” (bike celebrations) and Walk & Roll to School events. Tasks might include working directly with school staff and parents to support their efforts before and at events; organizing “park & stride” locations or walking/biking groups; developing materials, working and running events.
Website: www.eugenespringfieldsrts.org

PositionWhole Earth Nature School Intern Program
Internship Partner: Whole Earth Nature School
Location: Alton Baker Park, just across Frohnmayer Footbridge
Duration: Winter Term, Up to 10 hours a week.
Apply By: ASAP. Contact Anna Bradley at Anna@WholeEarthSchool.com
Description: Have you ever wanted to create a positive impact with children and the environment?  Whole Earth Nature School’s intern program is an excellent opportunity to make a difference by sharing your passion of nature connection with kids.  Have fun experiencing nature with kids and rediscover nature’s wonders. Visit our website WholeEarthNatureSchool.com/volunteer for further information or email Anna@WholeEarthSchool.com Whole Earth Nature School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

PositionRestoration Planting Design Internship
Internship Partner: Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah
Location: 2-acre nursery at Buford Park in the greater Mt. Pisgah area
Duration: Winter term, year round opportunities
Apply By: ASAP
Description: Interns will have the opportunity to be involved in the planning and implementation of a floodplain restoration planting project. Students will be directly involved in the development of a planting plan, procuring plant materials, scheduling, recruiting volunteers, helping to lead volunteer planting work parties, participate in follow-up stewardship and maintenance (which may include invasive species management, irrigation, and monitoring survival rates).
Internship Flyer
Internship Application

PositionHydrology Monitoring Internship
Internship Partner: Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah
Location: 2-acre nursery at Buford Park in the greater Mt. Pisgah area
Duration: Winter term, year round opportunities
Apply By: ASAP
Description: For the Thompson Slough Hydrology Monitoring Internship Project, interns are needed to gather hydrologic and geographic information, which will help to inform an intensive, process-based, interdisciplinary, multi-species approach to floodplain restoration design scheduled to begin in 2019-2020. Participants will gain understanding of geophysical relationships and insight into the process of floodplain restoration planning. This opportunity will hone field and observational skills, and bolster resumes for students looking for careers associated with Environmental Science & Natural Areas Management.
Internship Flyer
Internship Application

PositionNative Plant Nursery/Habitat Restoration
Internship Partner: Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah
Location: 2-acre nursery at Buford Park in the greater Mt. Pisgah area
Duration: Winter term, year round opportunities
Apply By: ASAP
Description: Be a part of the restoration process for the greater Mt. Pisgah area and beyond while learning about native plants and how to grow them. As an intern, you can help Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah grow seed for local habitat restoration projects and enjoy working outside in a beautiful setting! Our lovely 2-acre nursery at Buford Park in the greater Mt. Pisgah area is where we grow native plant materials for our habitat restoration projects on more than 1300 acres throughout the greater Mt. Pisgah area. Intern support of nursery operations makes a real difference in our ability to repopulate native species throughout the park.
Internship Flyer
Internship Application

Position: Land Steward Interns
Internship Partner: Nearby Nature
Location: Alton Baker Park, just across Frohnmayer Footbridge
Duration: Winter Term
Apply By: ASAP
Description: Gain hands-on experience in organic gardening, ecological restoration, and public park stewardship through work in the Whilamut Natural Area and the Learnscape Garden and Outdoor Classroom. No experience necessary, although welcome. Training provided.
Apply Here

Position: Native Plant Nursery Intern
Internship Partner: Eugene Public Works Parks & Open Space
Location: Alton Baker Park, just across the river from the UO campus
Duration: Winter Term
Apply By: Send a resume and letter of interest to Kelsey at Kelsey.c.irvine@ci.eugene.or.us or contact her by phone at 541-228-8488 (no texts, please).
Description: Interns will have the opportunity to learn about native plant propagation, including planting native seeds, transplanting seedlings, plant/nursery maintenance, seed collection, seed cleaning, and how the propagation of native plants fits in with habitat restoration work in general.
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Position: Interpretation Assistant Intern
Internship Partner: Mount Pisgah Arboretum
Location: Howard Buford Recreation Area, outside of Eugene, OR
Duration: varies
Apply By: ASAP
Description: As part of Mount Pisgah Arboretum’s new interpretive program, we will be providing visitors at each of our eight planned outdoor exhibits with access to additional in-depth natural history information via webpages transferred to smart phones by Near Field Communication. These will be pages of detailed and locally relevant information which will expand the learning opportunities well beyond what we can fit on a sign. We are building a digital library of information which will be useful both for casual naturalists and as a launch-pad for students conducting research. Interns will have a direct role in helping to develop some of this material.
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Position: GrassRoots Garden Program Intern
Internship Partner: Food for Lane County
Location: Eugene, OR
Duration: varies
Apply By: ASAP
Description:Interns will gain skills and experience in gardening and farming, leading volunteers, and community building. Students can choose if they want to specialize in certain areas, including farm management, cooking, nutrition, and/or community outreach. Students can also choose to work in the office doing community outreach, administrative tasks, and development work.
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Fall 2020

Position: Habitat Restoration Internship (2-4 credits)
Internship Partner: Mount Pisgah Arboretum
Location: Eugene
Duration: Fall and/or Winter Term, Up to 10 hours a week.
Apply By: ASAP. Students interested in this internship should send an email of inquiry to education@mountpisgaharboretum.org
Description: Mount Pisgah Arboretum’s most valuable asset is its 209 acres of diverse terrain and natural ecosystems. These habitats are home to many species of native mosses, lichens, fungi, and wildflowers. We are looking for an individual to assist in monitoring and restoring these habitats, maintain open park spaces and trails through out the arboretum. Interns will learn about native and invasive species ID, trail restoration techniques and the ins and outs of what it takes to maintain a large park for wildlife, plant life and many human visitors. Confidence with hand tools and physical tasks is important.

Position: Outdoor Education Internship (2-4 credits)
Internship Partner: Mount Pisgah Arboretum
Location: Eugene
Duration: Fall and/or Winter Term, Up to 10 hours a week.
Apply By: ASAP. Students interested in this internship should send an email of inquiry to education@mountpisgaharboretum.org
Description: Like the idea of hanging outdoors with kids? Take a break from campus and lead small groups of elementary aged children on nature walks. This is a great way to learn more about local ecology. You must commit to leading tours with kids at least 2 mornings a week. Depending on interest, interns also work on side projects in curriculum development, composting or putting on our annual Wildflower Festival. No prior experience required, just a desire to learn and have fun!

Position: Whole Earth Nature School Intern Program
Internship Partner: Whole Earth Nature School
Location: Eugene
Duration: Fall and/or Winter Term, Up to 10 hours a week.
Apply By: ASAP. Contact Anna Bradley at Anna@WholeEarthSchool.com
Description: Have you ever wanted to create a positive impact with children and the environment?  Whole Earth Nature School’s intern program is an excellent opportunity to make a difference by sharing your passion of nature connection with kids.  Have fun experiencing nature with kids and rediscover nature’s wonders. Visit our website WholeEarthNatureSchool.com/volunteer for further information or email Anna@WholeEarthSchool.com Whole Earth Nature School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

PositionFall Farm Intern
Internship Partner: Living Earth Farm
Location: West Eugene
Duration: 10/1/19 to 12/6/19 – 4 to 12 hours per week
Apply By: Send an email detailing your interest, experience, availability, and credit-hours desired, plus a resume and 3 references to livingearthfarm@comcast.net.
Description: Intern will receive training and experience in composting, soil science and fertilization, bed preparation and planting, cover crops, irrigation, cultivation and weed management, pest management, harvesting, crop storage, orchard and berry management, beekeeping, sheep care and breeding, management intensive grazing, livestock guardian animals, tractor usage, and business management.
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Position: Organic Gardens Program Intern
Internship Partner: Huerto de la Familia
Location: Eugene and Springfield
Duration: Fall term or longer, 15-20/week
Apply By: Please submit a cover letter and resume to danielle@huertodelafamilia.org no later than August 9th
Description: Assist Garden Team with general operation of our community gardens program. Tasks may include working in the gardens on a variety of maintenance and cleanup tasks, communication with program members, and assisting with event planning. Spanish required.
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Position: Fundraising and Communications Intern
Internship Partner: Huerto de la Familia
Location: Eugene
Duration: Fall term or longer, 15-20/week
Apply By: Please submit a cover letter and resume to danielle@huertodelafamilia.org no later than August 9th
Description: Assist Executive Director with development and associated administrative tasks. Tasks may include donor database management, prospect research, donor communications, and financial management. Spanish not required.
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PositionNature Guide, Program Assistant, Kinder Critter Interns
Internship Partner: Nearby Nature
Location: Alton Baker Park, just across Frohnmayer Footbridge
Duration: Fall Term
Apply By: ASAP
Description
1) Nature Guide Interns and Volunteers: Lead interactive nature walks for K-5th graders plus help with other youth education programs as needed. Outdoor science, exploring, storytelling, games, and more. No experience required. Training provided. Weekday mornings, mid-September-mid-December. Interns 6-9 hours per week. Volunteers 3 hours per week minimum. (http://www.nearbynature.org/volunteer/nature-guide-training-information)
2) Program Assistant Interns: Lead interactive nature walks for K-5th graders plus help with school visits, family programs, and background program management. Help plan and run the annual Haunted Hike on October 18! Outdoor science, exploring, storytelling, games, and more. Some experience with kids and knowledge of natural history required. Training provided. Weekdays plus some weekends, mid-September-mid-December. Interns 9-12 hours per week.
3) Kinder Critter Interns: Learn to do natural history programs for young children in costume. Try out our Frog, Owl, Racoon, Duck, and Spider costumes, plus others! Share information, tell stories, and lead movement activities. Also perform at special events such as Nearby Nature’s annual Haunted Hike in October! Training provided. 6-9 hours per week.
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Examples of internships typically available in Fall

PositionFood for Lane County Internship
Internship Partner: GrassRoots Garden and Youth Farm
Location: Eugene, OR
Duration: 8-20 hours/week flexible all terms
Apply By: Submit resume, letter and one reference to Jen Anonia at gardens@foodforlanecounty.org
Description: The FOOD for Lane County (FFLC) Youth Farm is an innovative program that addresses the root causes of hunger and malnutrition by promoting access to fresh produce and gardening and farming skills.  Youth, volunteers, and adult interns work with staff to grow food for FOOD for Lane County, our CSAs and our markets. Adult interns participate in all activities at the farm, and receive training in horticulture, food systems, and taking on a leadership role.
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Position: Plant Nursery Intern
Internship Partner: Native Plant Nursery
Location: Eugene, OR
Duration: Fall Term
Apply By: Email resume and cover letter to kelsey.c.irvine@ci.eugene.or.us
Description: We are looking for student interns during the spring, summer and fall terms to help plant native seeds, transplant seedlings, care for mature plants, and assist with seed collection and cleaning.
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PositionEnvironmental Education Internship
Internship Partner: Willamette Resources and Educational Network
Location: Eugene, OR
Duration: Fall Term
Apply By: Please contact WREN program coordinator at info@wewetlands.org for more information or to apply.
Description: This position will work closely with WREN Program Coordinator and other WREN volunteers on both the development and presentation of wetland-focused education programs. Intern will gain an understanding of non-profit operations and will have the opportunity to interface with employees from the Bureau of Land Management, City of Eugene, Long Tom Watershed Council, and other WREN partners.
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PositionThompson Slough Hydrology Monitoring Internship
Internship Partner: Friends of Buford Park and Mt. Pisgah
Location: Eugene, OR
Duration: Fall Term
Apply By: Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@burfordpark.org for more information or to apply.
Description: For the Thompson Slough Hydrology Monitoring Internship Project, interns are needed to gather hydrologic and geographic information, which will help to inform an intensive, process-based,
interdisciplinary, multi-species approach to floodplain restoration design scheduled to begin in 2019- 2020. Participants will gain understanding of geophysical relationships and insight into the process of floodplain restoration planning. This opportunity will hone field and observational skills, and bolster resumes for students looking for careers associated with Environmental Science & Natural Areas Management.
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