The Lost Valley Educational Center in Dexter, OR is offering a sustainable building and maintenance internship to assist the center transform it’s conventional building infrastructure into more sustainable green buildings. This involves retrofitting our cabins, lodge, classrooms, and dormitories so that they are more energy efficient, healthful, and beautiful. We also do projects from the ground up; possibilities include installing solar hot-water panels, designing a bike shop, building a composting toilet.
Much of what we do depends on what resources (human and otherwise) are available at a given time. This means that projects which you have enthusiasm for could be added to our list. Applicants should have AT LEAST two years of focused experience in building and/or maintenance. This position is available for 3-6 months, starting in June.
We require some prior experience in the area of your choice (see individual position descriptions for details). The first two weeks are a trial period to see if things are likely to work out. Time off can be arranged, as long as it does not conflict with your responsibilities.
We offer these opportunities as a direct work exchange for room and board including fresh, all-organic vegetarian food (some of which is grown on-site!). Our summer housing is camping in our beautiful meadow. Fall through spring, some dormitory-style housing is available.
Interns can frequently participate in the wide variety of workshops hosted at Lost Valley and can take advantage of our incredible amenities – 87 acres of beautiful land with nature trails, creek with swimming hole, solar showers, DSL internet access, libraries, sacred meditation yurt…and more!
To apply: Go to the Lost Valley Educational Center Internship Application Form to complete the internship application, submit your resume and 3 work-related references.
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