Environmental Center

2017-2018 Local Food Fellows

The Environmental Center's Local Food Fellowship provides Fort Lewis College students with a hands-on opportunity to learn about and advance regional local food security. 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 1-4 hours/week post Spring Break through April to get the garden set up, as well as, September through December to wrap up of the garden season and offer educational garden workshops to our campus community.  Fellows register to take ENVS 393: Environmental Agriculture (4 credits) during the first summer session (May 1st-June 2nd). Students who have previously taken this course or who 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

You can find a complete job description here.

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Term: March 20th – December 15th, 2017 (20 hours/week in summer; 1-4 hours/week during school year) 

Compensation: $2,500-$3,500 stipend. Additional funds available for students who qualify for Work Study

To apply: Fill out the fellowship application (Typed responses only, please) and submit with a current transcript, résumé, and list of three references to rllandis@fortlewis.edu.  Applications are available on the EC’s website (www.fortlewis.edu/environmentalcenter) and at the EC’s office the Student Union, Room 145. 

Application deadline: February 20th at 8a.m.

For more information: Contact Rachel Landis at (970) 247-7091 or email rllandis@fortlewis.edu


Environmental Center Student Staffstudent holding white board

The Environmental Center is an on-campus, student-driven organization that works to promote sustainability and social justice in our region all while training you in ways to create meaningful social and environmental change. We are looking for passionate individuals excited to gain professional skills, develop their inner change agent, and be part of our amazing team.

Student staff joining the EC participate in one of four current Initiatives:

  • Local Food Security & Campus Garden
  • Zero Waste Initiatives
  • Real Food Challenge
  • Energy Impact

Each Initiative focus area, in turn, has 4-6 student peers working as a team and with the help of our professional staff to identify and implement projects—infrastructure, policy, education, etc.—that will create lasting, meaningful, and positive impact in our area. Along the way, our professional staff provide you with personal and professional development through coaching, mentorship and trainings.

As an example, if you are on the Local Food Security team, your work might entail visiting a local farmer to better understand our local food system and then working with our professional staff to grow food in our campus garden that will ultimately be distributed to our FLC Dining Hall. Your efforts will be a meaningful contribution towards ensuring that everyone has access to local, organic food.

For more information please read the complete Environmental Center Student Staff Job Description.

Start Date: Posistions are currently filled please check back before the start of next semester for future openings.

To Apply: Hiring is currently closed, however interested students are still encouraged to fill out our online EC application from so that we have your information and interest on file.