Environmental Center


student holding white boardThe Environmental Center is an on-campus, student-driven organization that works to advance environmental, social, and sustainability efforts on campus and throughout our region. Students who work with us gain valuable experience in how to create social and environmental change. We are looking for passionate individuals excited to gain professional skills, develop their personal chance-making ethic, and be part of our amazing team.

The Environmental Center student staff positions range from general team staff members to more specialized roles. Check out all our current openings below. Please note that the application process can vary for different positions, so please read the job descriptions carefully!

2018 Local Food Fellowship

A fellowship program for Fort Lewis College students with an interest in food security, permaculture sustainable agriculture, orchards, and healthy eating.  Fellows work approximately 10-15 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 in 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 319: Environmental Agriculture (4 credits) during the first summer session (April 30th- May 23rd). 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.

For more information, please read the Local Food Fellow Job Description

To Apply: Submit your completed Local Food Fellow application, a resume, and a list of three references to Rachel Landis by Friday, February 23rd. 

Environmental Center Student Staff

Students who work as staff at the EC typically work 5-10 hours per week. Most staff members are placed on one of our student teams which focus work in one of our main Initiative areas.

You'll work with your teammates and help of our professional staff to identify and implement projects 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 visit a local farm to better understand our local food system. Using what you've learned, you will work on ways to grow food in our Campus Garden or Food Forest in an environmentally friendly and economically sound way. For another example, as part of the Zero Waste team, you and your team may run a campaign to improve education about recycling on campus, reducing our campus environmental impact.

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

To Apply: Hiring for the Spring semester 2018 has closed. We still encourage interested students to fill out our online EC application from so we have your information, and be sure to check in with us before Fall semester to re-apply! To keep up with everything we have going on, be sure to Like our Facebook page and sign up for our newsletter the EC Digest.

Please note for Internships: These project-based positions have different application requirements, time-commitments, and necessary faculty/course coordination in order to receive academic credit. Please visit our Academic & Internship page for more information.