Childrens' Forest of Central Oregon

DSC_1729Natural Resource Career Pathways

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.

NEW!  Youth Leadership Program

The Children’s Forest of Central Oregon, Vámonos Outside, and the Environmental Center are teaming up to offer a new and exciting program focused on youth leadership in the environmental sector.  The program seeks to bring diverse youth voices into the environmental movement, and provide skill-building, mentoring, and job training for youth who are interested in green careers.

We are seeking 9th-12th grade youth from Bend High School, Redmond High School, Madras High School, and Bridges High School to participate in our summer cohort.  Learn more here.

NEW!  Project Zero Internships

Intern at an environmentally focused non-profit this summer and fall!  Youth ages 20-24 can earn $15/hour and receive extensive job training in the green sector.  Internships are available at Vámonos Outside, Discover Your Forest, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Deschutes Land Trust, Deschutes River Conservancy, and The Environmental Center.

The program is supported by Portland General Electric.  Interested candidates will participate in Informational Interviews happening April 21-May 3.  View the program flier here for more information.

NEW!  Virtual Career Fair

Looking to work outside this summer?  There are tons of job openings with partners in our network.  We’ve compiled some videos to highlight upcoming jobs on this playlist.  See the most up-to-date list of opportunities here.

A Guide to Natural Resource Career Pathways in Central Oregon

The Central Oregon Natural Resources Career Pathways Network has developed a guide to help young people who might be interested in careers in natural resources to learn more about entering this field.  The guide provides an overview of career opportunities, a list of potential employers, career stories of people in the field, tips for where to get started, and career exploration opportunities.

A Guide to Natural Resources Career Pathways in Central Oregon

Internship Opportunities

No current openings.

Other Resources

Heart of Oregon Corps

Discover Your Forest

High Desert Museum – Teen Volunteers

Camp Tamarack – Youth Volunteers