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Viticulture/Wine Research Intern for Carbon Neutral Challenge for Oregon Wineries

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:Oregon Environmental Council/Carbon Neutral Challenge for Oregon Wienries
position summary:

The Oregon Environmental Council (OEC), in partnership with the Carbon Neutral Challenge for Oregon Wineries (CNC) is recruiting an intern who is interested in researching greenhouse gas sequestration in vineyards and the winemaking process. The CNC provides tools to enable wineries/vineyard to reach the goal of becoming carbon neutral by first and foremost reducing greenhouse gas emissions to the extent economically feasible, and the incorporating carbon offsets to reach the goal of carbon neutrality.

For more information about the initiative, go here: http://www.oeconline.org/our-work/climate/carbonneutralwineries

The initiative is looking to deepen its understanding of carbon sequestration and vineyard practices. The intern will conduct research and create a report summarizing the current research in the field by doing online research as well as interviewing scientists, professors, and others in the field of carbon sequestration and viticulture.

Ideal candidates will be viticulture/enology students with a science background who are passionate about sustainability and interested in helping a pioneering effort by Oregon wineries to reduce their environmental footprint. Incorporating research into class curriculum/projects is highly encouraged.

Position is unpaid, open until filled, and will last 2-3 months. Intern is not required to come into the office, but will be required to check in routinely. If interested, please send resume and cover letter to [email protected].

About OEC The Oregon Environmental Council advances innovative, collaborative solutions to Oregon’s environmental challenges for today and future generations. We work to create innovative change on two levels: we help individuals and businesses live and operate sustainably, and we help elected officials create practical policy that safeguards what we love about Oregon: clean air, clean water and an unpolluted landscape. Our vision for Oregon includes solving global warming, protecting kids from toxins, cleaning up our rivers, building sustainable economies, and ensuring healthy food and local farms.

For more information about OEC, go to www.oeconline.org

Oregon Environmental Council 222 NW Davis St., Suite 309 Portland, OR 97209

Salary / Pay Rate:unpaid
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer
website link:http://www.oeconline.org/our-work/climate/carbonneutralwineries