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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.**

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

New Beginnings for Tribal Students (NBTS) is a USDA-NIFA funded program designed to increase success of Native American undergrad students.

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

Logging Training Program Internship

This recruitment will be used to fill six to eight (6-8) part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week during academic terms and up to 40 hours per week during term breaks) Student Technical Assistant (Student Logging Training Program, (SLTP) Intern) positions for the College of Forestry at Oregon State University (OSU).

These positions support OSU Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management (FERM) Department and OSU Research Forests (OSURF) management activities, associated with the Student Logging Training Program and related FERM and OSURF projects. These positions will work with the SLTP Manager to accomplish operational, harvest, and general forest management related duties.

Students will perform all phases of designing, analyzing, and safely implementing commercial thinning with the Koller K501 yarder and associated operational equipment (Link-Belt 3240 Log Loader, John Deere 648 Skidder).

Apply HERE by November 30th, 2022.

Wood Science and Engineering Social Media Assistant

The Department of Wood Science & Engineering seeks a Student Assistant who will be responsible for social media and event tasks as part of the team.

This is a part-time position with hours ranging 5-8 hours a week between the hours of 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday, with occasional evenings and weekend shifts required based on events.

Some opportunity to work over breaks and summer. Check out the job posting HERE!

Adapting to Wildfire Undergraduate Fellowship

What’s the Adapting to Wildfire project about? 

Oregon has been experiencing increasingly large fire seasons over the last few decades, with the preceding 2020 wildfire season being one of the most destructive in the state’s history. A team of social, natural, and computer scientists from Oregon State University, Portland State University, the University of Oregon, and the University of Florida and are testing a transferable theoretical framework explaining the mechanisms that control socio-environmental systems’ (SES) capacity to cope with and adapt to changing disturbance regimes. The project began October 2019 under a $1.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and will continue through next year.  

The aim of the SES Fellows program is to provide undergraduate students opportunities to participate in social science research related to wildfires, and engage with the public. The Fellows will be collecting meaningful data about wildfire in central Oregon and elsewhere in Oregon. This will include surveys, interviews, participant observation, and content analysis. 

What’s in it for the SES Fellows? 

Fellows will: 

  • Earn a stipend of $1,000 per year for their participation 
  • Learn about wildfire and wildfire-related threats that Oregon communities face  
  • Gain practical experience in research including conducting interviews, survey research, and participant observation  
  • Participate in a social science research methods 5-session course in Winter 2023 
  • Attend a Pacific Sociological Association conference in April 2023 in Bellevue, Washington.  
  • Possibly participate in a 2- to 3-day research boot camp in Deschutes County, Oregon in Summer 2023  
  • Create materials to present findings to educate high school students about wildfire 

Interested sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate students should complete this application by Thursday, November 10, 2022. We are interested in recruiting students who identify as any of the following: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color), Latinx, LGBTQ, first generation, and/or low-income. Sophomore, junior and senior students in all academic disciplines from Oregon State University, Portland State University, and the University of Oregon are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be notified about acceptance in the last week of November. 

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:

Common Energy

Common Energy is a youth-centered, PAID internship program that offers college credit! They hire students to advocate for community solar, a new state program that easily connects households to local solar farms. In turn, carbon emissions are lower, and so are the cost of utility bills. This is a great opportunity for students who care about the environment and/or are interested in careers in sustainability. The following link is a one-minute video about this program that you can share with students:  Introduction to Common Energy.

They will be hosting group information sessions and one-on-one interview sessions that students can RSVP for via the Fall 2022 All Industries Virtual Career & Internship Fair page in Handshake: 


If students are unable to attend the career fair, we will be holding an informational session on Friday, October 28 at 1pm PST. The following is a form students can fill out to sign up for an upcoming session: 

If students are interested in this role, they can apply on Handshake or Workable:


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.

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

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