Childrens' Forest of Central Oregon

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Do you love spending time outdoors? Or do you have a passion for exploring and learning about the natural world? The Children’s Forest of Central Oregon has the goal to foster leadership skills in youth and provide potential environmental and natural resource career paths. Read below for opportunities for high school and college youth.

Internship Opportunities – NOW HIRING

Education Intern – Upper Deschutes Watershed Council – The Education Intern will have the opportunity to assist with many aspects of the watershed education program including teaching streamside learning activities, delivering classroom presentations to elementary students, communicating through social media outlets, and assisting with watershed event coordination.  See the job description for COCC and OSU students.

Education Intern – Middle Deschutes Watershed Council – Interns will gain educational value in a professional setting by playing an active role in developing and delivering the environmental education program during the spring term, 2017. Through this experience the intern will have opportunities to connect with partner organizations, assist with events, and network with community partners.  See the job description here.

Spring Internship – Environmental Center –  Join our Outdoor school team for fun days exploring nature with elementary and middle school students at Shevlin park and Skyliner lodge. See the job description here.

Be a High School Student Leader at Camp Tamarack

Camp Tamarack is seeking high school students to be leaders at their Outdoor School program for 5th and 6th grade students. High School Student Leaders assist in teaching hands-on science lessons and supervising cabins overnight. Training is provided. Learn more by visiting their website.

Northwest Youth Corps

Northwest Youth Corps offers exciting paid conservation work for youth and young adults. With programs in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, NYC gives youth the opportunity to explore, learn, and work all around the Pacific Northwest. Many programs target 15-19 year olds however, there are outdoor camps for youth younger than 15 and Leadership positions for adults ages 20 and older. Learn more by visiting their website.

Other Resources

Download our Resource List for high school and college students interested in pursuing careers in natural resources.

Heart of Oregon Corps