Now Hiring: Spring Creek Project Intern

12 hours per week for the 2014-2015 academic year (Fall, Winter, and Spring terms)

Applications Due Monday, October 6, 2014


About the Spring Creek Project: The challenge of the Spring Creek Project is to bring together the practical wisdom of the environmental sciences, the clarity of philosophical analysis, and the creative, expressive power of the written word, to find new ways to understand and re-imagine our relation to the natural world.

Position Summary:  The Spring Creek Project Intern will work closely with staff to plan and promote events and gain experience in creating outreach campaigns, hosting visiting lectures, and building Spring Creek collaborations with students and student groups. The Intern will have special responsibility for helping to develop the Campus Creature Census into a year-round program. The Campus Creature Census is a campus-wide event inviting students, faculty, staff, and community members to explore campus as a natural environment where sequoias and gray squirrels, rhododendrons and chickadees, lichens, spiders, garter snakes and moss co-create the OSU ecosystem. The Intern will also be responsible for updating the Spring Creek Project website.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Developing new workshops and events throughout the year to engage participants in science, art, and creative writing encounters with campus animals, plants and landscapes
  • Developing an on-line archive of Campus Creature Census submissions
  • Working with staff to update the Spring Creek Project website
  • Managing project timelines and goals
  • Building project collaborations and partnerships
  • Managing program registration and submissions
  • Promoting Spring Creek Project programs and events on campus
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Have an understanding and appreciation of the Spring Creek Project mission
  • Ability to think creatively and critically
  • Ability to prioritize projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Experience working with Drupal, or a similar web platform, is appreciated but not required
  • Be a student at Oregon State University during the 2014-2015 academic year

Compensation: $12 per hour for an average of 12 hours per week from October 13, 2014 through June 12, 2015.

How to Apply: Email the following to with “Spring Creek Project Internship” in the subject line: 1) your resume including two professional references and 2) a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this positions, skills that you would like to learn during this position, and skills that you would bring to this internship. Applications are due on Monday, October 6, 2014.

Contact Us: Carly Lettero, Program Director, Spring Creek Project, 


Closing Date: 
Monday, October 6, 2014