January 12, 2021

Sustainability Internship Summer Course

Are you looking for a summer internship that will make a difference?

Apply your knowledge, gain valuable skills and experience, connect with impactful employers, and receive faculty support through a four credit class and internship experience.

The Lewis & Clark Sustainability Internship Course prepares students to do meaningful work supporting sustainability-oriented businesses and organizations through a week long course, weekly check-in sessions, and an 8-10 week internship. Faculty and staff are here to ensure a productive experience for students and employers alike, with the goal of establishing lasting and mutually beneficial partnerships.

To participate:

  • Students must be qualified rising juniors or seniors, will have presented academic references, and a personal statement of purpose.
  • Prior to beginning the internship, students will participate in 40 hours of instruction in both content knowledge and professional workplace etiquette.
  • Students will participate in weekly meetings with other students in the course as well as faculty.
  • Students will present a summary of their internship at the completion of the course.
  • Internship are both paid and unpaid, some stipends will be available.
  • Course includes a $250 summer internship fee.

Interested students should apply prior to registering for the course (space is limited). Applications are open February 1 - March 1. Please contact Katja Altpeter-Jones or Amy Dvorak, with any questions.

Participating Employers 2021: Vestas, Growing Gardens, Green Hammer, City Repair Project, CreateAction! , Environment Oregon, Green Electronics Council, Lloyd Ecodistrict, Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative, Sustainable Northwest, Washington County Solid Waste and Recycling