Environmental Center - Working at the EC

Working at the EC

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

Opportunities to work at the EC 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!

Environmental Center Student Team Members

Students who work as Team Members at the EC commit to working around 5-10 hours per week. Most students are placed on one of our student teams which focus work in one of our main Initiative areas, though some may work in more specialized roles. Students who qualify for Work Study can use their EC Team Member position to count as paid Work Study hours.

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 campus and greater community. 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 Real Food Challenges team, you would meet with campus stakeholders to understand our campus dining food system. Using what you've learned, you will work on ways to improve the amount of local, organic, fair, and humane food on campus in an economically viable way. For another example, as part of the Zero Waste team, you and your team may run a campaign to improve recycling on campus, reducing our campus environmental impact.

We are currently accepting Team Member applications for Spring Semester 2019!

Check out the job description for more detailed information.

To apply: Please fill out this online form and follow all instructions listed on the form. For resume submissions and general applications questions, please email Assistant Coordinator Sadie Magnifico at srmagnifico@fortlewis.edu. Applications are due by Thursday, January 10th.

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 Media and Communications Manager

The Student Media & Communications Manager will work directly with the EC professional staff and our student teams to develop messaging, assist with website management, oversee our bi-weekly newsletter, and maintain our social media presence. Our ideal candidate will bring a vision for developing and implementing a media/communications strategy that more clearly articulates the Environmental Center’s mission and effectively highlight the work that we are doing.

Check out our Media & Communications Manager job description for more information.

To apply: Please fill out this online form and follow all instructions listed on the form. Additionally, please submit a resume and writing sample prompt as described in the job description to EC Coordinator Marty Pool at mlpool@fortlewis.edu.

Food Forest Steward


The EC is seeking interested FLC students for dedicated on-campus Food Forest caretaking stewardship. This positions requires a strong desire to deepen and apply knowledge of permaculture and forest garden practices and orchard management.  Students must be able to commit 5-12 hours/week of caretaking work throughout the 2019 growing season (March-October). Students will work closely with Environmental Center professional staff, engaged Environmental Center students, and be an ambassador of the space to academic and community collaborators.


For more information: Interested students should contact EC Assistant Coordinator Sadie Magnifico at srmagnifico@fortlewis.edu. Open inquiries are welcome and encouraged at this time, and a formal application process will be established in February 2019.

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.