Be an Ambassador: Volunteer and Internship Positions

Love Cascadia? Join us! We're happy to work with you to develop a volunteer or intern project that furthers your own professional goals while contributing to positive impacts in Cascadia. Fill out the form below or drop us a line at to learn more.

Sustainability Intern

We are seeking an environmentally-minded and independently working student to help reduce our operational footprint.  A knowledge of Microsoft excel or similar is recommended. Duties include:

  • Determining ecological footprint of CascadiaNow! Staff and general operations
  • Conduct interviews with staff
  • Conduct research on other comparable nonprofits/organizations and determine how they keep their ecological footprint at a minimum
  • Conduct research and cost-analysis of shipping methods and materials with consideration of sourcing and sustainability
  • Prepare proposal at end of internship, identifying recommendations to the organization as to how to reduce the overall footprint

Time commitment: flexible ~4 hours/wk, 3 months, unpaid, potential for academic credit

To apply, please send resume and short cover letter (body of email is okay) explaining how your background and skills make you a viable candidate for this position to Adri at

Made in Cascadia Directory

The Made in Cascadia Directory supports a network of locally owned, independent businesses and producers that are sustainable and ethical, upholding the strength, vibrancy and diversity of Cascadian communities. Engaging with local businesses and growers, we will create an open source “Made in Cascadia” regional directory and brand.

Bioregional Passport

The Bioregional Passport will help to educate and celebrate our incredible bioregion. Using the Ecoregions of Cascadia map created by the Cascadia Institute as a starting point, we have divided Cascadia into seven smaller regions for purposes of fitting education about the bioregion into a tangible passport. One goal of this project will be to have the Bioregional Passport be used to get stamps when visiting participating “Made in Cascadia” businesses, generally helping promote travel and culture across Cascadia.

Development and Grant Research

Work directly with our Member Engagement Manager, Joel Selling, to research or write grants for CascadiaNow! and sponsored CN! programming.

Cascadia Association Football Federation

The Cascadia Football Federation was an idea that launched through TA, ECS, and WC supporter groups to create a Cascadia Football Team. This team would play friendly games with other non-recognized peoples' and teams. Volunteers for this project would help us draft an application, clean up the CAFF website, and ready a call-out for new board elections.

Research and Communications

Help CN! research and update our "In the News" page with a new book list, Cascadia in popular culture articles and other bioregional writing to share with website visitors.  This volunteer position is not location specific, though Seattle is preferred, and we ask for a minimum three month commitment.

Academic Internships

As a 501(c)3 organization, CascadiaNow! provides academic internships for students looking for credit or to expand their resumes. If you are interested, CN! will work with you to help design a program around an existing program or need, or design a project around your needs and what you would like to get out of it.