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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: Habitat Restoration Internship
Internship Partner: Mt. Pisgah Arboretum
Location: Between Eugene and Springfield
Duration: Spring Term
Apply By: ASAP
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 throughout 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. 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: Environmental Education/Outdoor School Program Specialist (Undergraduate) 
Internship Partner: Camp Fire Wilani
Location: Eugene
Duration: Spring Term
Apply By: ASAP
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. 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. Camp is 25 minutes West of Eugene. Non-residential programs take place at state and regional parks near rural municipalities. Transportation options provided.
ENVS Campfire Wilani Intership Flier

Position: Water Bureau Education Intern
Internship Partner: City of Portland
Location: Portland
Duration: Spring Term
Apply By: February 28
Description: The Portland Water Bureau Education Program is looking for two passionate and energetic interns to teach kids about drinking water and natural resources during spring field trips to the Bull Run Watershed.
Internship Flier

Position: Land Steward Intern
Internship Partner: Nearby Nature
Location: Alton Baker Park, just across Frohnmayer Footbridge
Duration: Spring Term (Also offered in all seasons)
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 our Learnscape Garden and Outdoor Classroom. No experience necessary, although welcome.
Apply Here

Position: Nature Guide Intern
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: Program Assistant Intern
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 plus help with family/community programs. Outdoor science, exploring, storytelling, games, and more. Some experience with kids and knowledge of natural history required. Training provided. Weekdays plus some weekends, April-June or September-December. 9-12 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: 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 Spring Term! 

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: 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.
Lane County Audubon Society and Nearby Nature Intern Flyer

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.
2018.HPRG intern flier and summary

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.
2018 NPG intern flier and description

Position: YMT Spring Operations Intern
Internship Partner: Young Mountain Tea
Location: Springfield, OR
Duration: Spring Term, potentially into Summer
Apply By: March 20th
Description: Young Mountain Tea 2018 Spring Internship Description

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: 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: RFC Recruit Poster 2018

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.
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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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.
Apply Here

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.
Internship Flier

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.
Internship Flier