Environmental Center

Academic Opportunities

Internships for Credit

Students who are interested in pursuing environmental careers should consider applying for an internship with the EC! Internships are usually completed for course credit and involve a significant time commitment, around 10-20 hours per week. Internships are project-based and provide students with professional and project management skills through professional mentorship and hands-on work on Environmental Center initiatives. EC staff work with interns and their advisors to tailor the project work and deliverables in order to meet necessary academic requirements. Credit for internships is currently available through the environmental studies program the sociology block program.

Spring 2017 Internships

The following internship positions for the Spring semester are open for application. Additional positions may be added soon so please be sure to check back!

To apply: please fill out our online intake form and send a letter of interest to the EC Assistant Coordinator, Marty Pool, at mlpool@fortlewis.edu. The letter of intent should include at minimum: the specific posting you are interested in, why you are interested in the internship position, your qualifications for the position (previous experience, course work, professional skills), and how this internship will advance your career goals. If you are applying for more than one internship posting, your letter should address the above requirements for each position. Students that do not submit a letter of interest will not be considered. Positions will remain open until filled. Application preference will be given to students who apply before 12/9/16, but students are still encouraged to apply after this initial deadline.

Pay: Internships pay at $9.30-$11.00/hour for students who qualify for federal Work-Study; otherwise positions are unpaid. To learn if you qualify, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

Real Food Challenge Internship

The Real Food Challenge Intern works to support and advance Real Food Challenge efforts on campus. The Real Food Challenge is a national campaign working to create a more socially-just, ecologically-sound food system. To support this vision, our efforts at FLC include shifting 20% of food purchasing to foods that are fair, humane, ecologically-sound and/or local. This internship assesses campus dining purchases and works with stakeholders on campus and within our food system to identify evidence-based steps we can take to increase the amount of 'real food' featured in campus dining. These efforts will not only benefit the quality and morality of our food on campus, but help to affect our larger, national food system as well. For more information, please see the full internship job description.

Studying the Environment at Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College prides itself on its wide variety of environmental and sustainability learning opportunities. Please visit the following pages for more information on our current programs: