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Student Employment Opportunities

Student Services posts current job and internship opportunities that are relevant and interesting to students. Check out the College of Forestry’s own Student Employment Opportunities Job Website to find your next job or internship!

**Oregon State makes no representation, warranty or guarantee about the positions listed. We do not prescreen employment or internship opportunities that are submitted. You assume full responsibility for your safety, security, wages, working conditions, etc. of any off-campus employment/internship opportunities.**

EMNRD Rapid Hire Event

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The New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources District is holding a rapid hiring event for positions this summer! This event will take place on March 23rd from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., during which time qualified applicants will be interviewed by the hiring agency over Zoom. Register online to submit your application materials and sign up for the event. Registration closes on March 22nd at noon. See one of their positions here.

Job Boards

Check out these company’s job boards for updated opportunities!

KidSpirit is Hiring!

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Will you be in Corvallis for the summer? Looking for a job?

Have a  Summer You May Never Forget

Challenge Your Comfort Zone 

Be Where the Fun is At!

KidSpirit Summer Day Camp offers recreational and educational enrichment experiences in science, engineering, art, sports, gymnastics, archery, in-person & virtual culinary arts & nutrition, sewing, swimming and much, much more! There are openings for head & assistant instructors, camp counselors, office and marketing staff, there are many opportunities to build your professional skills while working in a positive environment with youth! 

At KidSpirit, we provide our staff with the opportunity to instruct and mentor youth, create lesson plans, learn safety and first aid, and develop skills in database and business process management. There are full and part time employment options. KidSpirit is hiring  staff in all majors and with any level of experience (or no experience)! KidSpirit has opportunities to fulfill internship and experiential learning credits.

Our Summer Day Camp runs from June 19th through September 1st ( The employment period will start May 20th to include about 20 hours of training before camp starts) and is located on the Oregon State University Campus. Join our team and help make a difference in a child’s life!

Deadline to apply is March 31st!


Branch Experiment Stations Internships

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Get paid to work with researchers across Oregon!

The Branch Experiment Stations Research Internship Program provides $5000 to undergraduate students to conduct a semi-independent research project at an OSU Branch Experiment Station. Successful applicants are expected to spend between 10-13 weeks at the station. Most opportunities occur during summer term; however, some occur during fall/winter/spring.

Students apply and may select up to two project they are interested in. Applications will include a resumecover letter outlining their research interests, and unofficial transcript.

NOTE: It is highly recommended that students contact research faculty for projects they are interested in to set up a time to connect and learn more about the project (see guide to writing emails to faculty here). 

After the application deadline closes, faculty will review applications and make student selections. Students will be notified regardless of outcome. Selected students will be required to attend an orientation before the end of spring term. Upon completion of project, students must submit a written report (research or extension paper) and create and present a research poster at either the CAS Career Fair & Student Showcase in October or the Ag & Natural Resources Day in the spring.

Contact Rachel Jones with questions.

OSU Extension Paid Internship

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Join OSU Extension Services with a summer internship! Our internship program provides a meaningful service-learning experience in one of OSU Extension’s 36 county locations. Interns will benefit from this unique internship environment and will grow from the
mentoring offered by Extension staff and as they learn from the communities they serve. Students from any school are eligible.

This year we are excited to have internships across many programs in Baker, Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Gilliam, Harney, Hood River, Jackson/SOREC, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Malheur, Marion, Morrow, Polk, Tillamook, Umatilla, Union, Warm Springs, Wasco, Washington, Wallowa and Yamhill counties. Some counties are hosting multiple interns.  Pay rate is $15/hour. International Students are welcome! We have a campus-based Extension Communications internship too, and bi-lingual skills are a plus!

Extension Student Interns will:
• have a unique, community-based learning
• learn about the Extension Service and our
land grant mission.
• have the opportunity to be a valued team
member and contribute to programming by
sharing their new perspectives and diverse
ideas and energy.
• learn while they co-create impactful
solutions that will be delivered locally and
directly to beneficiaries.

We have more information on our website at:  Students can apply at:

Are you a Native American student in an undergraduate natural science program?

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New Beginnings for Tribal Students (NBTS) is a USDA-NIFA funded program designed to increase success of Native American undergrad students. The program offers a stipend of $3750 to self-identifying Indigenous undergrads in natural science summer internships.

Internships are expected to last a minimum of 8 weeks advancing the student’s understanding of their field of study through experiential learning. Interns will be paired with mentors and expected to meet periodically over the duration of the internship. Participating students may also apply for an additional $1000 scholarship through this program once internships are completed. This is an annual opportunity 2021-2024. Students will be encouraged to stay engaged with the program and may serve as program ambassadors and or peer mentors.

Internship Supplement Eligibility:
• Self-identify as Native American, Alaskan Native or Native
• Enrolled at OSU (Southwestern Oregon Community College
students are also eligible and funding amount varies.)
• Undergraduate
• Majoring in, or planning to major in, a natural science, including
physical and life sciences. Priority will be given to agriculture
and natural resource conservation fields, but all natural science
majors are encouraged to apply.
• Existing summer internship plan, OR if you need help developing or securing an internship
position or mentor, contact the Program Manager form
for assistance. See the webpage for a listing of potential
internship sources and reach out to the internship
coodinator in your department.


Supplemental Funds Application Deadline: April 10, 2023 at 5:00 pm

For more information contact:
NBTS OSU Program Manager
Bessie Joyce
(541) 743-6106

RARE Americorps

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Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) is a unique AmeriCorps Program serving rural Oregon to strengthen communities, economies, food systems, and the natural environment. Housed at the University of Oregon’s Institute for Policy Research & Engagement in the School of Planning, Public Policy, and Management, we aim to link the energy, expertise, and innovation of the University of Oregon with rural Oregon communities’ most pressing needs.

RARE AmeriCorps’ mission is to assist Oregon’s natural resource-tied rural communities while providing supported, applied experience to college graduates from across the US.

RARE members live in rural communities for 11 months and serve cities, counties, non-governmental organizations, or state agencies to improve economic and environmental conditions in rural Oregon. Now in its 28th year, the RARE AmeriCorps Program has placed over 650 volunteers and served every Oregon County. Placement focus areas include:

  • Community & Economic Development
  • Environmental & Sustainability Planning
  • Food Systems

Applications are due April 30th. Benefits include a living stipend, loan forbearance, and graduate credits. Email, call (541) 357-6129, or visit for more information.

Research Opportunities

Looking for ways to get involved in research… and get paid? Check out these projects that need undergraduate assistance. Or, check out opportunities with URSA Engage!

American Forest Management: Multiple Internships!

American Forest Management is currently interviewing for multiple positions beginning in Summer 2023. Opportunities range from temporary internships to full-time permanent postings. See here for the full list!

Self-paced Sustainability Course

OSU’s Sustainability Office in partnership with OSU’s Sustainability Double Degree Program, is offering a new, two-part leadership program designed to provide a structured, practical and meaningful experience for students who wish to explore sustainability in a flexible, cost effective framework. Students can complete the Canvas-based Program at their own pace without committing to the time or expense of a for-credit course. Learn more:


Update your profile and upload your resume on Handshake to connect with employers, schedule interviews, and register for career fairs and events. Need to make an appointment with Career Development Career Advisor, Britt Hoskins? You can do that on Handshake too (click the schedule appointment button under the career center tab)!

OSU Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Current research projects at OSU that are in need of undergraduate assistance! These projects are spread out over a wide variety of disciplines, with a mix of in person/remote and paid/unpaid work. Check out this website to get more information and see if your skills, abilities, and interests are a match for these positions! (Deadlines Vary.) If no application link is provided for your project of interest, email the associated faculty member!

SERC Internship Experience

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s Internship Program with a unique opportunity to gain experience while conducting an independent research project. Engage with the public and expand your environmental research knowledge! Details and application here!

💖 Beavs Volunteer

Join us once or weekly for group volunteer service projects!

Help grow food for low-income families, provide emergency meals & housing, enhance parks & trails, maintain space for animals (with doggie playtime), or work toward affordable housing and housing equity. Projects address multiple social issues alongside community partners: Benton Habitat for Humanity, Heartland Humane Shelter & Care, Corvallis Parks & Recreation, Room at the Inn, & Starker Arts Garden for Education (SAGE). Read more about these projects on our Beavs Volunteer webpage.

Did you know that Community Engagement & Leadership offers many opportunities in the Corvallis area? If you’re looking to get involved with your community, check out their service projects here. They also host the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Community Dialogues, and Alt Break, a service-oriented spring break opportunity. Check out any of the links or email for more information.

Find out more about the project details, including dates and times on our homepage

Space Grant Internship Opportunities

Interested in space and looking for ways to get involved? Consider an internship with NASA. Visit NASA’s One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) here. OSSI offers students the opportunity to apply for nearly all of NASA’s student internships in one place, using one simple application!  The OSSI website also makes it easy for students to find opportunities and apply to multiple programs with one simple application form.

For more information on the Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium’s (OSGC) available student opportunities please visit our website here.

To get involved with the Oregon Internship Opportunity Network (OrION) and connect to internship opportunities please visit OSGS’s website here.

Continuing Researcher Support Program

The College of Ag is currently accepting applications for the Continuing Researcher Support Program. This program provides up to $1700 to undergraduate students who are seeking support to conduct a semi-independent research project with a CAS faculty member. Projects can be conducted in summer term ($700 award), academic year (fall, winter, spring – $1000 award)), or full year ($1700 award).


  • Full-time undergraduate student
  • >45 college credits (sophomore standing or above)
  • Previous research experience
  • Preference given to CAS students; however, non CAS students encouraged to apply

If interested, students should:

  1. Identify a CAS faculty member whose research program interests you.
  2. Work with the CAS faculty member to develop a research idea and collaboratively write a research proposal.
  3. Submit the research proposal (application) to me, the CAS Student Engagement Coordinator, by April 14th. Proposals should include evidence of strong faculty/student collaboration, previous student research experience, and a research topic in line with the ongoing research of the faculty. A link to the application which contains more information on the proposal can be found here.
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