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Spring 2020 Internships

PositionSpring Farm Intern
Internship Partner: Living Earth Farm
Location: West Eugene
Duration: 3/30/20 to 6/5/20 – 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, 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 and butchering chickens, lamb birthing, ewe and lamb care, shearing and wool processing, management intensive grazing, livestock guardian animals, tractor usage, and business management.
Link to Spring Internship Flyer

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.
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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

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:  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

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.
Internship Flier
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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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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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