Become a part of Oregon's premier sustainability internship:
the Oregon Applied Sustainability Experience (OASE)

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We connect businesses, academia and government to cultivate the next generation of sustainability professionals. 
 

During this 10-week internship, college students are matched with an Oregon business to create sustainability solutions for industry practices. Interns help businesses improve efficiency, save money and reduce waste through projects based on preventing pollution.

The interns are PAID, and the program is FREE for first-time businesses.

 

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OUR GOALS

  • Create collaborative solutions to environmental problems
  • Help businesses reduce waste, prevent pollution and increase efficiency
  • Develop Oregon’s environmental workforce through hands-on internships
  • Produce measurable environmental improvements
  • Foster an innovative community of practice to prevent pollution
     

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CONNECTING PEOPLE 

  

200 students trained

  

19 Oregon business participants

  

40 partner organizations

EXCEEDING GOALS

OASE projected savings

  

$2 million for businesses

  

11.5 tons hazardous waste

  

61 million gallons of water

PREVENTING POLLUTION

OASE projected reductions

  

16,000 pounds water pollution

  

83 tons of material through reuse

  

39,513 metric tons of CO2

This program is coordinated by Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, and funded in part by the Environmental Protection Agency's Pollution Prevention Grant.

This web page was developed under Assistant Agreement No. NP 01J51101 awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It has not been formally reviewed by EPA. The views expressed are solely those of Oregon DEQ and Oregon Sea Grant and EPA does not endorse any products or commercial services mentioned.