Environmental Center


Current Job Openings (2013-2014):

Local Food Fellowship

What: A fellowship program for two Fort Lewis College students with an interest in food security, community gardens, sustainable agriculture, orchards, and healthy eating. Fellows work approximately 20 hours per week from May 1st through August 29th overseeing and managing our on-campus garden and orchard, while also connecting with local organizations to learn more about our local food system. Additionally, fellows will work approximately 2-4 hours/week in September and October to oversee the wrap up of the garden season, as well as, offer educational garden workshops to our campus community. Fellows will also register to take ENVS 393: Environmental Agriculture (4 credits) during the first summer session (May 12th-June 5th). Students who have previously taken these courses or can demonstrate equivalent experience are welcome to apply and request exemption from this course. To capture the knowledge and insights gained during the fellowship, Fellows will be asked to design a Capstone project that directly benefits our campus or community.


•          Manage the Environmental Center organic garden, greenhouse, orchard, and compost program

•          Aid in several events through the Environmental Center and Growing Partners of Southwest Colorado

•          Develop and execute a Capstone Project that directly relates to your Local Food Fellowship’s area of focus

•          Provide 3 on-campus garden-oriented workshops during the Fall 2014 semester

•          Participate on the Environmental Center Local Food Team during September & October of the Fall Semester.


•          Enrollment in (or audit of) ENVS 393: Environmental Agriculture during the 2013 FLC summer session and good academic standing as a Fort Lewis College student

•          Experience with sustainable agriculture, horticulture, and greenhouse management

•          Knowledge of community food security issues in La Plata County

•          Experience with education or facilitating groups

•          Attention to detail and strong recordkeeping skills

•          Ability to work independently, take initiative, and solve problems

•          Good communication skills and a positive attitude

Term: May 1st – October 31st, 2014 (20 hours/week in summer; 1-4 hours/week during school year) 

Compensation: $1,750-$2,000 stipend

To apply: Fill out the fellowship application and submit with a current transcript and résumé to rllandis@fortlewis.edu.  Download the application or pick it up at the EC’s office the Student Union, Room 145.  The selection committee will interview finalists and notify applicants by April 18th.

Application deadline: April 4th at 5p.m. 

Previous Job Openings (2013-2014):

General Staff: 

The Environmental Center works to promote sustainability and social justice on our campus and in our community. To do this, we hire approximately 20 student staff each year. Student staff are organized into teams, each of which has a different focus area (Local Food Security, Zero-Waste, Climate Action, etc). Each team works closely with our professional staff to create change through planning and implementing events, activities, projects, and education. Along the way, our professional staff provides additional personal and professional development through coaching, mentorship and trainings.

We are currently hiring for Work Study positions and volunteer staff positions. Student staff is asked to work between 6-10 hours per week, which includes team meetings, project work, office hours, and attending occasional all-hands-on-deck events such as our October Apple Days festival, Fall & Spring Fundraisers, and an all-staff Retreat on September 21st. Weekly schedules are flexible to cater to school commitments.

To apply, please fill out the online application.
Download the job description for more information

Sustainability Services Assistant

The Environmental Center works to promote sustainability and social justice on our campus and in our community. We run several programs that have a direct result in increasing Fort Lewis's sustainability. These include managing the Student Union Composter which composts food from the dining hall and a campus-wide recycling program. This year we are hiring 2 work-study student staff members who will be dedicated to helping with the operations and management of these programs. 

Sustainable Services staff members are expected to work around 6-8 hours a week. Because of the daily nature of working with the composter, staff will need to be available to work 3-4 days per work week.

To apply, please fill out the online application
Download the job description for more information

Environmental Media Internship (in collaboration with Good Dirt Radio)

The Environmental Media Internship, initiated by Good Dirt Radio in collaboration with the FLC Environmental Center, is designed to introduce students with interest in environmental stewardship to the field of positive environmental news media. Structured to offer experience networking with environmental organizations and activists that are creating actionable solutions to today’s environmental issues, the position supports the implementation of Good Dirt Radio’s newly adopted outreach and distribution strategy. The intern will make a significant contribution to Good Dirt Radio’s ability to grow its audience and increase its impact on a sustainable future through the distribution of its eco--‚Äźpodcasts via our website, social media, and college radio stations.

Download the job description for more information on how to apply. The Internship is for minimum 50 hours and pays a stipend of $500.

Other Internships

The Environmental Center offers internship opportunities for undergraduate students at Fort Lewis.  If you have an interest in one of our program areas and would like to complete an internship, please contact the Coordinator at rllandis [at] fortlewis.edu.