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2017-2018 Internships

Winter 2018

Position: Wildlife Images
Internship Partner: Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center
Location: Merlin, Oregon (Southern Oregon)
Duration: Seasonally, Spring and Summer are most competitive
Apply By: ASAP, depending on season of interest. Send application to internships@wildlifeimages.org
Description: 

Interns will have the opportunity to learn and participate in …

  • Working in the clinic alongside animal care staff to assess, treat and care for sick, injured and/or orphaned wildlife.
  • Assisting staff in the daily maintenance and husbandry of both rehabilitating and permanent animals housed at the facility.
  • Clinical duties – administer medications, assist with x-rays, collect lab samples, admit new patients, bandage and splint, feed and foster orphaned wildlife and of course, clean.
  • Learn about the role of euthanasia in a wildlife rehabilitation and animal management setting.
  • Husbandry duties – diet preparation, clean, observe health checks
  • Developing and implementing novel enrichment.
  • Wildlife education – deliver walking tours of the facility, present to visitors on-site, assist the education staff in presentations off-site.
  • Learn handling skills of permanent resident animals.
  • Assist with youth camps, playing games and hosting activities, developing and maintaining educational props  and organizing bio-facts.

Position: Various internship positions available!
Internship Partner: Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms, USA (WWOOF-USA)
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: WWOOFing could be an excellent internship opportunity for any students interested in learning about sustainable agriculture, community or cultural studies, culinary arts, veterinary programs, health and nutrition, environmental sciences, and so much more. 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. With farms in all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico, there is something for everyone.

To get a better sense of the opportunities available through WWOOF, we encourage students to:

  • Explore our online directory of more than 2,000 organic farms, gardens, ranches and homesteads across the country
  • View photos of host farms in our interactive photo gallery
  • Watch videos straight from the farm, featuring our hosts’ and WWOOFers’ stories about why they WWOOF and what they’ve learned from the program
  • Read testimonials from members around the world
  • Register to gain full access to the directory & start contacting farmers today!

 

Position: Volunteer (Potential opportunities for internships)
Internship Partner: The Center for Renewable Energy and Appropriate Technology for the Environment
Location: Downtown Eugene
Duration: Ongoing
Apply By: CREATE is looking for volunteers for their Campus Ambassador program at the moment, but they do offer internship opportunities on an ongoing basis. There is an information session for volunteer opportunities for Campus Ambassadors on November 8th in 100 Hendricks Hall from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Please reach out to Andrea Willingham for Internship opportunities at andrea@createaction.org
Description: CREATE!, the Center for Renewable Energy and Appropriate Technology for the Environment, is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that collaborates with rural villagers in Senegal to help them build a sustainable future for their families as they cope with water, food, and fuel shortages resulting from the impacts of climate change on their communities. With an office in the heart of downtown Eugene, we have the unique opportunity to partner with students from the University of Oregon to increase the capacity of CREATE! to improve programs and projects, and to provide volunteer and learning opportunities for anyone who wishes to learn about Senegal, renewable energy technologies and gain experience/knowledge of local and global community development.

CREATE! has projects in four sectors:

– Water

– Community Gardens

– Renewable Energy

– Income Generation

This is the inaugural year for our Campus Ambassador Program. A Campus Ambassador is someone who facilitates discussions, raises awareness, and advocates for solutions. Our projects and programs range in a wide area of interests and we hope to tailor this volunteer program to benefits students’ passions, interests and goals while keeping the mission and vision of CREATE! at the core

The Campus Ambassador Orientation is an information session for any and everyone who wants to learn more about this program and CREATE! Those who attend are not obligated to join, so everyone is welcome to come on November 8th in Hendricks 100 and decide if it is the right fit for them.

We also have the privilege of partnering with the ASUO student group – The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) this year!

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Position: Winter Farm Intern
Internship Partner: Living Earth Farm
Location: West Eugene
Duration: 1/8/18 to 3/16/18 – 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.

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Position: Whole 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.

Get your intern hours with us this winter term with our after-school programs, winter break camps, and special events..  Earn up to 10 hours a week.  Visit our websiteWholeEarthNatureSchool.com/volunteer for further information or email Anna@WholeEarthSchool.com Whole Earth Nature School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

 

 

Position: Native 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. This fall at the nursery, we’ll be preparing plots for the winter, planting, mulching, weeding, developing compost as well as wrapping up late season seed harvest and cleaning. Interns will engage in a related research project that will deepen their knowledge of the native plants we work with for approximately 10-25% of their time. Instruction and supervision will be provided. Tuesday/Thursday and 1st/3rdSaturday, 9am to noon schedule preferred, some flexibility possible. Opportunities for additional hours and varied experience possible as events, work parties and field collection take place throughout the season.

Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah is a self-funded nonprofit of 1,000+ members and volunteers investing our time, talent and money so people and nature can thrive together in the greater Mt. Pisgah area. Our mission is to protect and enhance native ecosystems and compatible recreation in the Mt. Pisgah area. Last year, more than 525 interns and volunteers contributed more than 12,000 hours towards improving habitat in the greater Mt. Pisgah Area. We hope you’ll join us!

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Position: Nature walks, gardening, restoration
Internship Partner: Nearby Nature
Location: Alton Baker Park, just across Frohnmayer Footbridge
Duration: Winter Term
Apply By: ASAP
Description:
1) Program Assistant Interns (interns needed): Lead hands-on nature walks for small groups of K-5th graders in Alton Baker Park, weekday mornings, late September-mid-November. Also assist with some afternoon nature art/pond study activities and help plan the October 22nd Haunted Hike. Some experience with kids and knowledge of natural history required. Training in September (see #1 above). Internship 90-120 hours per term.

2) 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.

3) 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.

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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: ASAP
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.

Interested students should 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).

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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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Position: Sustainable Farm Intern
Internship Partner: Rogue Farm Corps
Location: Rogue Valley, the Portland Metro Area, the South Willamette Valley, and Central Oregon
Duration: 6-8 month residential program
Apply By: March 15th
Description: FarmsNOW is an on-farm program for those with two years of farming experience who are seeking mastery in the art and business of sustainable agriculture. Hands-on training, classes, seminars, and guidance on farm business development will help you gain the skills to plan, design, and run integrated farming systems on your own. Rogue Farm Corps is the only organization in Oregon that offers structured, entry-level and advanced farmer education and training programs rooted in real-world farm businesses. We work with more than 20 host farms located in the Rogue Valley, the Portland Metro Area, the South Willamette Valley, and Central Oregon and offer experiences with vegetable production, animal husbandry, dairy, and more. For complete program descriptions, information on our host farms, and applications:http://roguefarmcorps.org

Position: Neighborhood Outreach & Crew Leader Intern (Winter and/or Spring terms)
Internship Partner: Friends of Trees
Location: Eugene/Springfield
Duration: Term-long commitment
Apply By: ASAP
Description: Friends of Trees is seeking a enthusiastic student who is interested in an internship to encourage and facilitate neighborhood planting events in low-canopy, low-income Eugene and Springfield neighborhoods. The intern will also serve as a Crew Leader to lead and teach other volunteers how to plant trees at one or two Saturday neighborhood planting event per month during planting season (Nov – Apr). This individual will be supervised and supported by Friends of Trees Eugene director and staff.

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Position: Data analysis research assistant
Internship Partner: The Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Network
Location: Eugene/Springfield
Duration: Approximately 40 hours
Apply By: See this google form
Description: The project will involve compiling, sorting and analyzing existing data (mostly in Excel) from grantees and compiling a report. We estimate the project will take about 40 hours to complete.  Given our timeline to prepare materials on the impact of the Oregon Farm to School Program for the 2017 legislature, we will need to complete this project by the end of January.   We are seeking an intern with intermediary to advanced experience with Microsoft Office Excel including experience sorting, filtering, designing formulas and running analysis in excel.  This is an unpaid internship, but we are happy to help facilitate credit through the U of O.

Spring 2018

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.

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Position: Organizer and Outreach Intern
Internship Partner: Lane County Audubon Society, Nearby Nature
Location: Alton Baker Park, Eugene, OR.
Duration: Spring Term
Apply By: Prior to Spring Term, contact Debbie Schlenoff at schlenof@uoregon.edu
Description: Help Lane County Audubon Society organize a family-friendly celebration of Migratory Bird Day this spring. Lane County Audubon Society and Nearby Nature will team up to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 12. The event will feature bird walks, kid’s activities, games, booth outreach, and other family-friendly activities. We plan to have a strong bilingual (Spanish/English) component to the event. The event location will be at the Nearby Nature facilities in Alton Baker Park. We need help with outreach and organizing activities for families. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.

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Position: Hendricks Park Rhododendron Garden
Internship Partner: Eugene Parks and Open Space Rhododendron Garden
Location: Hendricks Park, intersection of Summit and Skyline, Eugene, OR
Duration: Spring Term
Apply By: Prior to Spring Term
Description: Rhododendron Garden interns specialize in support of the Hendricks Park Rhododendron Garden. This 15- acre botanical garden includes thousands of rhododendrons and other ornamental plants in a mixed Douglas fir and Oregon oak woodland setting. Visitors from across the city and world come to the park to enjoy the beauty, habitat and educational opportunities that abound in this beloved park.

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Position: Hendricks Park Native Plant Garden
Internship Partner: Eugene Parks and Open Space Native Plant Garden
Location: Hendricks Park, intersection of Summit and Skyline, Eugene, OR
Duration: Spring Term
Apply By: Prior to Spring Term
Description: Native Plant Garden interns specialize in support of the Hendricks Park Native Plant Garden. The garden includes natural, garden and semi-natural displays of Willamette Valley native plants in a variety of settings. The garden functions as a living bridge between the more formal Rhododendron Garden and the Douglas fir forest that lay adjacent.

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Position: Outdoor Education (2 credits), Education and Visitor Services (3-4 credits)
Internship Partner: Mount Pisgah Arboretum
Location: Eugene, OR
Duration: Spring Term
Apply By: Prior to Spring Term
Description: 

Outdoor Education (2 credits): Outdoor Education Interns are those who want to get more experience working with kids outdoors than our regular Spring Volunteers do. 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, habitat restoration or putting on our annual Wildflower Festival. Interested interns should send an email of inquiry to education@mountpisgaharboretum.org

Education and Visitor Services (3-4 credits): 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: YMT Spring Operations Intern
Internship Partner: Young Mountain Tea
Location: Springfield, OR
Duration: Spring Term, potentially into Summer
Apply By: March 20th
Description:
• Package teas at our facility in Springfield, Oregon
• Fulfill orders including preparing and shipping
• Perform monthly inventory counts
• One project tailored to the intern’s interests. Options include finding additional local storage
or revamping the backend of our website. Suggestions welcomed in the cover letter.

Young Mountain Tea 2018 Spring Internship Description

Position: Safe Routes to School Coordinator
Internship Partner: Eugene-Springfield Safe Routes to School
Location: Eugene, OR
Duration: Spring Term
Apply By: March 15th – Open until filled
Description: Internships may focus on one or more of the six “E’s” of Safe Routes to School. 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 student groups.
  • Encouragement activity planning for Walk & Roll to School events. Tasks might include working directly with multiple schools to support their efforts; helping organize “park & stride locations or walking/biking groups; developing materials.

Students will learn about transportation planning, community organizing, and behavior change. Local travel only.

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Position: Environmental 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:  WREN is looking for a hard-working student to intern in our Environmental Education program. Excellent communication and inter-personal skills are a must. Experience working with youth is essential, preferably in an outdoor education context—must be generally comfortable working with K-12 students.
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 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*

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Position: Spring Farm Intern
Internship Partner: Living Earth Farm
Location: West Eugene
Duration: 4/2/18 to 6/8/18 – 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, greenhouse propagation, bed preparation and planting, crop supports and irrigation, cultivation and weed management, pest management, harvesting, crop storage, orchard and berry management, beekeeping, raising chickens, ewe and lamb care, shearing and wool processing, management intensive grazing, livestock guardian animals, goat-keeping, tractor usage, and business management.

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Position: Entry-level Farm Internship program
Internship Partner: Rogue Farm Corps
Locations: Rogue Valley, the Portland metro Area, South Willamette Valley and Central Oregon.
Duration: 6-8 month immersion program
Apply By: ASAP via https://www.roguefarmcorps.org/
Description:
READY TO TRY FARMING?!?
Rogue Farm Corps’ Entry-level Farm Internship program is a great launching point for you to try out farming for real! Gain significant experience training on a sustainable farm in Oregon. The Internship is a full season (6-8 month) residential immersion program which combines field training with a mentor farmer, classroom learning, tours of local farms, and a farm-based independent project. No experience necessary. Learn more and apply today!
TAKE YOUR FARM TRAINING TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Are you ready to dig deeper and gain the skills needed to manage a farm? Our Apprenticeship Program will help you learn how to manage and run a sustainable agricultural operation.
The Apprenticeship is an immersive on-farm program for those with two or more years of farming experience who are seeking to dive into the art and business of farming. Hands-on training, classes, seminars, and guidance on farm business development will help you gain the skills to plan, design, and run integrated farming systems on your own. Find out more and apply today!

Rogue Farm Corps is the only organization in Oregon that offers structured, entry-level and advanced farmer training programs rooted in real-world farm businesses. We work with more than 20 host farms located in the Rogue Valley, the Portland Metro Area, the South Willamette Valley, and Central Oregon, offering experiences with vegetable production, animal husbandry, dairy, and more. For complete program descriptions, information on our host farms, and applications: http://roguefarmcorps.org

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Position: Business Commute Challenge Intern
Internship Partner: Lane Transit District – Point2point department
Location: Eugene
Duration: April 1st – May 31st
Apply By: Monday, February 12
Description: The BCC intern will learn about strategies to reduce single occupancy vehicles, through education and encouragement. The intern will experience a project from beginning to end which includes getting to know community stakeholders; assisting in preparing/gathering materials for the BCC, event planning, promotion and execution; outreach to employers, and asking for prize donations from local businesses. Internship takes place in a professional atmosphere. The intern will also be required to deliver packets to regional employers by bicycle.

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Position: Native 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.

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Position: Youth 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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Position: Grassroots 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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Position: Nature guiding, summer camp, garden, or restoration volunteering-internships
Internship Partner: Nearby Nature
Location: Alton Baker Park
Duration: Spring term
Apply By: ASAP
Description:

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.

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Position: Nature Guide Intern
Internship Partner: Mount Pisgah Arboretum
Location: Eugene
Duration: 2 morning per week for a term
Apply By: Send email inquiry to education@mountpisgaharboretum.org
Description: Take a break from campus and become a Nature Guide Volunteer or Intern with us. Nature Guides lead small groups of elementary aged children on nature walks. Prior experience is not required. This is a great way to learn more about local ecology and working with kids! Volunteers must be available at least 1-weekday morning 9am-noon. Interns need to be available at least 2 mornings per week. Depending on interest, interns also work on side projects in habitat restoration, curriculum development, composting, putting on our annual Wildflower Festival and more.

SPRING VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION – Thursday March 9th @ 6:30 at the Mount Pisgah Arboretum Visitor Center

 

Position: Outdoor School Facilitator Intern
Internship Partner: Calapooia Watershed Council
Location: Brownsville
Duration: Spring term, full-time committment
Apply By: Send resume and cover letter to Kristen Daly at kdaly@calapooia.org by 5:00 pm on February 23, 2018
Description: The Calapooia Watershed Council (CWC) seeks an energetic, passionate individual to serve as a part-time, temporary Outdoor School Facilitator. The Facilitator will work closely with the education team to assist with planning and implementation of our growing outdoor school program in the Greater Albany and Central Linn School Districts. The Facilitator will also oversee the daily operations at each of the Outdoor School (ODS) camps.

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Position: Communications Intern
Internship Partner: InStove
Location: Cottage Grove
Duration: Spring term, can extend to Summer
Apply By: Please send your cover letter and resume to ahavah@instove.org with the subject line “Internship application – [YOUR NAME].”
Description: The communications intern at InStove will help increase our global presence among
supporters, donors, and partners. The intern will be responsible for two main projects:
updating InStove’s social media presence and creating, implementing, and analyzing their
own social media campaign.

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Position: Development Intern
Internship Partner: InStove
Location: Cottage Grove
Duration: Spring term, can extend to Summer
Apply By: Please send your cover letter and resume to ahavah@instove.org with the subject line “Internship application – [YOUR NAME].”
Description: The development intern at InStove will help increase our global presence among
supporters, donors, and partners. The intern will be responsible for two main projects:
identifying new fundraising opportunities, event planning and supporting grant-seeking
activities.

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Summer 2018

Position: Outreach Intern
Internship Partner: Eugene Outdoors
Location: Eugene
Duration: Flexible
Apply By: ASAP
How to apply: Email a resume and cover letter describing how this internship fits with your educational/career goals to Vanessa Young at vanessa.I.young@ci.eugene.or.us. For more info, email or call Vanessa at 541-510-9318
Compensation: TBA
Description: see ENVS internship bulletin board in Columbia hall for flyer!

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Position: Native Plant Nursery Intern
Internship Partner: Parks and Open Space Division for City of Eugene
Location: Eugene
Duration: TBA
Apply By: ASAP
How to apply: Email a resume and cover letter describing how this internship fits with your educational/career goals to Kelsey Irvine at kelsey.c.irvine@ci.eugene.or.us. For more info contact Kelsey at 541-228-5349
Compensation: TBA
Description: see ENVS internship bulletin board in Columbia hall for flyer!

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Position: Riparian Tree Inventory Internship
Internship Partner: Eugene Public Works Parks and Open Space
Location: Eugene
Duration: Flexible
Apply By: ASAP
How to apply: Email a resume and cover letter describing how this internship fits with your educational/career goals to Carrie Karl at carrie.l.karl@ci.eugene.or.us.
Compensation: None, volunteer internship
Description: see attached

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Position: Rhododendron Garden Intern
Internship Partner: Eugene Public Works Parks & Open Space
Location: Eugene (Hendricks Park)
Duration: Flexible
Apply By: ASAP
How to apply: Email a resume and cover letter describing how this internship fits with your educational/career goals to Christina Bentrup at christina.r.bentrup@ci.eugene.or.us
Compensation: N/A
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Position: Native Plant Garden Intern
Internship Partner: Eugene Public Works Parks & Open Space
Location: Eugene
Duration: Flexible
Apply By: ASAP
How to apply: Email a resume and cover letter describing how this internship fits with your educational/career goals to Christina Bentrup at christina.r.bentrup@ci.eugene.or.us
Compensation: TBA
Description: see ENVS internship bulletin board in Columbia hall for flyer!

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Position: Stormwater Intern
Internship Partner: Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Location: Eugene
Duration: June-August & a presentation date on October 19th
Apply By: ASAP, ODEQ is seeking interns for spring, summer, fall and winter terms. Specify which term you wish to apply.
How to apply: Email 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 info contact Ted at 541-682-4924
Compensation: TBA
Description: see ENVS internship bulletin board in Columbia hall for flyer!

 

Position: Environmental Education Intern
Internship Partner: The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership
Location: Various locations along the Columbia River
Duration: June 25, 2018 to August 16, 2018
Apply By: Online applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018.
How to apply: Please visit http://www.estuarypartnership.org/summer-education-interns-application-form to fill out the online application form and submit a single PDF file that contains a cover letter, resume, responses to application questions, and a letter of recommendation from at least one professor or instructor (current students) or two professional references (graduates).

Compensation: $15.00 per hour. Average 21 hours per week.
Description: The Estuary Partnership internship program helps college students and recent graduates meet education objectives in their degree programs, bring new perspectives to our work, and gain hands-on knowledge and skills to advance their career goals.  Interns work in a variety of locations throughout the lower 146 miles of the Columbia River to help deliver the Estuary Partnership’s summer on-water community education program.

 

Position: Oregon Applied Sustainability Experience Intern
Internship Partner: The  Oregon Applied Sustainability Experience (OASE)
Location: Salem and Corvallis
Duration: June-August & a presentation date on October 19th
Apply By: For full consideration, applications must be received by Monday, April 9, by 5:00 p.m. PST. Final deadline Monday, April 23rd by 5:00 p.m. PST.
How to apply: Interested applicants should email eseagrant@oregonstate.edu to be set up with an eSeaGrant account. Applications to Oregon Sea Grant are received through eSeaGrant. To access this system and submit your application for this opportunity, email eseagrant@oregonstate.edu declaring your interest in applying as soon as possible. While we encourage electronic submission of your application, if this is not a possibility, please contact Sarah Kolesar for alternate accommodations.
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

 

Position: Youth 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
Duration: June 2018-March 2019 (10 months)
Apply By: April 30th. How?
How to Apply:
Please email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references in attention to:
Jay Runte – Internship Director
jayr@nwyouthcorps.org
and
Chiara Cipriano – Public Affairs Specialist
ccipriano@fs.fed.us

Compensation: $3060 provided by NYC + workers comp and healthcare
Description: We are looking for a YOUTH ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY PROGRAM MANAGER to help us improve the cultural relevancy of our programming and help create a forest-wide strategy to connect non systemically dominant communities to their public lands and the agency. see attached flyer for more info!

Youth Engagement Strategy Program Manager

 

 

Position: Vegetation Management Steward
Internship Partner: Coos Bay Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Location: Coos Bay
Duration: Tentative start date- summer 2018
Apply By: ASAP! Follow link to apply: http://www.nwyouthcorps.org/m/OurPrograms/ConservationInterns
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 along roads and rights-of-ways and entering data about
populations found using a hand held Juno Trimble Geographic Positioning System (GPS) unit or similar mobile device.
Generally, data entry is done at the time of surveys however, some data entry may include typing or digitizing weed
infestations into a database and uploading data from the GPS unit into the National Invasive Species Information
Management System, a geodatabase. See website for further details.

 

Position: Sustainability Intern
Internship Partner: City of Hillsboro
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Duration: June-August
Apply By: April 6th. How?
How to Apply: Submit letter of interest and resume by April 6, 2018 to:
City of Hillsboro Human Resources Department
Attn: Jessica Stark
150 E Main St. – 2
nd floor Hillsboro, OR 97123
Email: jessica.stark@hillsboro-oregon.gov (Sustainability Internship in subject line)
Compensation: $14.87/hour
Description: see attached flyer for more info!

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
Duration: 40 hours per week during summer semester, up to 10 hours per week during other semesters- starting June
Apply By: ASAP, reviewing applications until filled
Compensation: $11.50/hr
Description: The Resources Intern assists in submission review of AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) and provides administrative and technical support in the ongoing development of AASHE resources, particularly related to AASHE’s new online resource library, the Campus Sustainability Hub. https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/30871/ASSOCIATION-FOR-THE-ADVANCEMENT-OF-SUSTAINABILITY/Resources-Intern

The Education Intern provides ongoing administrative support for AASHE’s professional development programs.https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/30870/ASSOCIATION-FOR-THE-ADVANCEMENT-OF-SUSTAINABILITY/Education-Intern

 

Position: Land Steward
Internship Partner: North Coast Land Conservancy
Location: Seaside, OR
Duration: June 4 to August 31, 2018
Apply By: 5 pm on April 1st. Send resume, cover letter & three references to attention Melissa Reich at nclc@nclctrust.org
Compensation: $1,000/month stipend + shared housing
Description:  A team of 3 stewardship interns will work with North Coast Land Conservancy’s land steward treating the invasive plants policeman’s helmet and purple loosestrife throughout the Necanicum watershed and at sites along the Lower Columbia River, respectively. Invasive plant treatment will occur on both private and public lands. All weed removal work will involve manual or mechanical treatment (i.e. non-chemical methods, including hand-pulling, hand tools, and weed whackers). Some sites require canoe access and interns will need to be comfortable working near water in tidal freshwater systems.

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
Duration: June-September &/or May-July, respectively (start and end dates flexible, not to exceed 10 weeks)
Apply By: ASAP, Please submit a cover letter and your resume to david.a.speten @state.or.us.
Questions: please call David Speten at 541- 935-2591
Compensation: $12.29 per hour
Description:  Student intern will assist ODFW staff with projects associated with the
Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Program (WWMP). Habitat restoration, management, and
monitoring actions will be completed on lands at Fern Ridge Wildlife Area and other sites within
the WWMP. Intern will gain the ability to develop and refine academic and professional goals as well as
understand the structure of land protection through conservation easement, habitat restoration and
the operation of a wildlife area. We will attempt to provide the student intern with desired work
experiences when they align with project goals and objectives. Intern will have the opportunity to
interact with multiple partners including volunteer groups, land trusts, tribes, and other state and
federal agencies. Wildlife habitat restoration and management projects are primarily in riparian areas, wetlands,
grasslands, and oak woodlands.

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
Duration: May 29th-July 27th, 2018
Apply By: February 9th, 2018. Send an application packet to Logan@gsmit.org which includes: 1) cover letter 2)resume 3)application form which can be found at http.//gsmit.org/jobs-2 click on link for “Experiential Education Internship”
Compensation: Housing, meals, uniform, and a stipend of $180/week.
Description: Assist in implementing summer residential camp programs for youth. For detailed job description check attached flier and http://gsmit.org/jobs-2/ 

Great Smoky Mtn Internship Flier

Position: Summer Farm Intern
Internship Partner: Living Earth Farm
Location: West Eugene
Duration: 6/25/18 to 9/14/18 – 4 to 10 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, raising and butchering chickens, ewe and lamb care, management intensive grazing, livestock guardian animals, goat-keeping, tractor usage, and business management.

Link to Summer Internship Flyer

Position: Native Plant Nursery / Habitat Restoration Intern
Internship Partner: Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah
Location: Eugene, OR
Duration: Term commitment
Apply ByApplication Form
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.

Position: Food 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: Nature guiding, summer camp, garden, or restoration volunteering-internships
Internship Partner: Nearby Nature
Location: Alton Baker Park
Duration: Summer term
Apply By: ASAP
Description: Summer Day camp Interns and Volunteers: Help with all sorts of fun activities at daycamps — from hikes and bike rides to earth art and bug catching! Camps run one week at a time, 3-7 hours per day. Time commitment varies. Training provided.

Apply Here

 

Position: Tropical Permaculture and Sustainable Living Internship
Internship Partner: HIP Agriculture
Location: Kapa’au, Hawaii
Duration: July 16th-August 27th, 2018
Apply By: Visit hipagriculture.org
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.

 

Position: Plant Nursery Intern
Internship Partner: Native Plant Nursery
Location: Eugene, OR
Duration: Summer – flexible
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

Position: Butterfly Conservation Research
Internship Partner: Oregon Zoo
Location: Oregon
Duration: Summer
Apply By: February 11, 2018. 5 pm.
Description: The Butterfly Conservation Program is one of a handful of programs conducting captive rearing of threatened and endangered species for release to the wild. You will receive the opportunity to work both with keepers in the Imperiled Butterfly Lab and with Conservation Research staff. More information available in flier below

To Apply:  Send electronic application to http://www.oregonmetro.gov and send coursework resume, and letter of recommendation to HR-Recruitment@oregonmetro.gov

Internship Flier

Position: Walama Restoration Project Intern
Internship Partner: Walama Restoration Project
Location: Willamette National Forest
Duration: May through mid-July
Apply By: Please send a resume and 2 professional or personal references to maya@walamarestoration.org
Description: The Walama Restoration Project is seeking interns and volunteers for Spring and Summer 2018 to conduct field surveys for monarch butterflies and their host plant (Milkweed). Survey crews will be trained in vegetation and butterfly surveying protocols that are widely utilized by the National Forest Service and other Federal, state, and local land management agencies, and will gain valuable experience in plant and insect identification, vegetation mapping, and field data collection.

Internship Flier

Position: SUSI Summer Intern
Internship Partner: Study of the US Institutes
Location: Eugene
Duration: June 27-July 24
Apply By: Please apply at http://tinyurl.com/SUSI-Intern
Description: Interns for the UO SUSI program act as instructional and cultural mentors to these dynamic student leaders from across Europe. Interns will work with participants in and out of class, help students with developing capstone projects, and accompany participants on day-long field trips and 2 overnights, including camping at the coast and a work experience at the Lost Valley Permaculture.

Internship flier

Position: Social Media Intern
Internship Partner: City of Springfield
Location: Springfield
Duration: June – August
Apply By: Please complete the application found at https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/od?from=212081
(click on the side under DPW, where it states “DPW MWMC Social Media Internship”).
Application and resume packet must be received by June 4, 2018 at 5 p.m.
Description: The City of Springfield seeks a motivated individual to assist with developing social media content
regarding the Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area’s wastewater services. The intern will be involved
in a unique partnership between the cities of Eugene and Springfield and Lane County – the
Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission (MWMC). The partnership’s mission is to protect
our community’s health and the environment by providing high-quality wastewater services. The MWMC
is a leader in the wastewater industry in sustainability through the reuse of biosolids to grow poplar
trees, the reuse of biogas as an energy source, and other practices. The intern will help the MWMC
bring its relatively new social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube) to the next level by
creating engaging content and building its follower base.

Internship flier