Environmental Center


Upcoming Job Openings (Fall 2015/Spring 2016):

General Environmental Center Student Staff

The Environmental Center promotes sustainability and social justice on our campus and in our community while providing students with professional skills training, personal development, and the opportunity to create meaningful and lasting change. We are currently looking for passionate individuals excited to gain professional skills, be part of an amazing crew of folks, and work towards creating positive environmental and social change in our campus/community.

We we begin hiring for Work Study[i] positions and volunteer staff positions for the 2015-2016 Academic Year in August 2015, so please visit our site again at that time.  Student staff are 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 all-staff retreat in late September.  Weekly schedules are flexible to cater to school/life commitments.

Pay Scale: $8.50/hour-$11.00/hour depending on experience

Start Date: Student work study will begin working regular office hours the 2nd week of September. All staff are asked to attend a paid, all-day orientation retreat, Sunday, January 25th. 

To apply, please visit our site in August for an application or email EC Assistant Coordinator, Erin Muprhy at emmuprh[at]fortlewis.edu to submit an early application. 

Download the job description for more information

Environmental Center Local Food Fellowship (April-October 2015)

TWhat: 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 5 hours/week in April to get the garden set up, as well as, September and October 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 3rd -June 5th). 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.



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

          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 and good academic standing

          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: April 1st- – October 31st, 2015 (20 hours/week in summer; 1-4 hours/week during school year) 

 Compensation: $2,500 stipend


To apply: Fill out the fellowship application and submit with a current transcript and résumé to rllandis@fortlewis.edu.  Paper applications are also available in the Environmental Center (Student Union, Room 145).  The selection committee will interview finalists and notify applicants by March 14th.

 Application deadline: March 1st at 5p.m.

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


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.