Looking for an internship this academic year? Interested in helping Corvallis pursue its sustainability goals and projects? Look no further than Energize Corvallis.
Energize Corvallis is a local organization dedicated to helping Corvallis become one of the most energy efficient and climate-friendly cities in the United States. They are a collaboration between the City of Corvallis, Corvallis Environmental Center, Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, and Oregon State University Extension Service of Benton County.
Currently, Energize Corvallis is hiring for two different volunteer positions for the academic year:
Classrooms Take Charge: Energize Corvallis is developing an online tool that will be available to high schools throughout the Pacific Northwest. The website will 1) encourage high school students to reduce their daily energy use and 2) reinforce climate change concepts that students are learning in class with CarbonTIME curriculum, which will be featured on National Geographic’s education website. Interns will have the opportunity to work on various aspects of this project as it is scaled up from a local to a regional level including: climate change curriculum, educational assessments, regional energy data analysis, website development, and gamification (i.e., enhancing learning objectives with game theory). Funding for this program is made possible through an Environmental Education Award from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Each position will require the following responsibilities:
- Participating in trainings (schedule to be determined)
- Working with a team of staff and volunteers to design and implement various aspects of Energize Corvallis programs
- Helping develop a grassroots volunteer base to support and lead project outreach
- Developing program outreach and evaluation plans with staff
- Attending weekly meetings, including some evening meetings
- Helping design and lead outreach days for community volunteers
- Participating in program outreach activities such as distributing door hangers and posters, event tabling, and social media.
To apply for a position, submit a cover letter and resume to Carly Lettero, Energize Corvallis Director by the end of the day on Monday, October 13 (Carly@CorvallisEnvironmentalCenter.org). In your cover letter, please explain why you are interested in this position, skills that you would like to learn during this internship, skills that you bring to this internship and information about your potential internship credits. Please include how many internship credits you would like to receive, your academic program and institution, your year in the program, and your anticipated graduation date. Click here for the full application and learn about Energize Corvallis on their website.