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Fall 2018 Internships

Position: Fall Farm Intern
Internship Partner: Living Earth Farm
Location: West Eugene
Duration: 9/24/18 to 11/30/18 – 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
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, 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: Fall and/or Winter Term, Up to 10 hours a week.
Apply By: ASAP. Contact Anna Bradley at
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 for further information or email Whole Earth Nature School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


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
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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PositionNature walks, gardening, restoration
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 hands-on nature walks for small groups of K-5th graders in Alton Baker Park, weekday mornings, late September-mid-November. Interns lead two-three walks per week, volunteers one per week. No experience required. Training in September. ( Internship 60-90 hours per term. Volunteering three hours per week.
2) 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 21st Haunted Hike. Some experience with kids and knowledge of natural history required. Training in September (see #1 above). Internship 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: Plant Nursery Intern
Internship Partner: Native Plant Nursery
Location: Eugene, OR
Duration: Fall Term
Apply By: Email resume and cover letter to
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: Environmental Education Internship
Internship Partner: Willamette Resources and Educational Network
Location: Eugene, OR
Duration: Fall Term
Apply By: Please contact WREN program coordinator at 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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Position: Thompson 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 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

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