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Fall 2019 Internships

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.
Link to Fall Internship Flyer

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.
Link to Internship Flyer

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.
Link to Internship Flyer

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

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.
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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.
Internship Flier

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 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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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 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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