January 30, 2024

Bates Center Summer Sustainability Internship - application open!

An internship is a great opportunity for students to connect with organizations outside of LC and to build skills, understanding, and experience in translating the liberal arts into a professional role.

The Bates Center Summer Sustainability Internship Course will provide students with direct access to employers working on issues broadly related to sustainability in Portland, nationally, and internationally.

Students are supported throughout their internship, gaining valuable skills and expertise both in the classroom and in the workplace.

  • Students receive 4-credit hours as well as participate in an 8-12 week long internship.
  • Internships will be secured in advance of student application to the program. The vast majority of these internships are only available to Lewis & Clark students.
  • Students will be matched with up to three internship placements, based on their expressed interests and the needs of the employers.
  • The course will be limited to 12 students.

Eligibility and Approval Process:

  • Eligible students are rising juniors and seniors who are graduating in ’25 or ’26.
  • Students must apply and be accepted to the program prior to enrolling in the course.
  • The course application requires two references and your resume.
  • Application decisions will be made based on relevant skills and education as well as the quality of your references.
  • Application period is from February 2-March 1. Full timeline is on our webpage.
  • This program requires students attend an informational session during the spring semester, an in-person intensive course from May 13-17, 2023, as well as virtual weekly class meet-ups through August 2.

Application: Apply here by March 1

Internships: Available positions

References: You must include a faculty or staff reference as part of your application. Please share this form with your references.

Have questions? Contact us: Amy Dvorak or 503.768.7794