Since 1990, the Center has offered a limited number of credit- and non-credit-based internships to qualified young adults. The interdisciplinary approach bridges practical, hands-on work opportunities with individual CMPBS projects that draw on the interns' skills and interests. Interns from many academic disciplines come to the Center between undergraduate and graduate programs, for a summer hands-on practicuum, to fulfill academic internship requirements, or to enhance professional skills relating to sustainable planning and design.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and references at least 2 months prior to the desired start date. Because positions are limited, earlier applications (3 - 6 months in advance) are encouraged. Applicants interested in working with design projects should submit a portfolio in addition to other application materials.
Applicants should be specific about availability; we require a minimum 3-months participation, however, we strongly suggest that applicants plan for an internship period of at least 6 months, as it allows for more in-depth exposure to CMPBS projects. Interns are provided a modest stipend and basic living quarters on-site if needed.
Volunteers are also welcome to participate in various capacities ranging from construction, grounds management and maintenance to archival and research tasks.