Urban Farming Internship
Summer of Solutions is a youth run, nonprofit that focuses on urban gardening and youth leadership. We maintain community, school, and public educational gardens in urban areas. We work to engage community members and students in the gardens by providing community events, workshops, and school lessons at each worksite. We are looking for young people, ages 14-30 to join our internship team for the 2016 growing season. While working with Summer of Solutions, our interns will be expected to commit to working 10 hours/week for 10 weeks with their assigned team. You will be working with 3 to 4 other interns and 1 Program Coordinator. You and your team will be assigned to work at 1 or more of our sites. A work day with Summer of Solutions is usually no more than 6 hours and no less than 2 hours a day. The schedule depends on which team you work with. Each intern will dedicate 8 hours/week to working in the gardens and 2 hours/week to leadership development and sustainability skills training.
What’s expected of interns:
- Positive Attitudes
- Open Mindedness
- Appropriate shoes and clothing to garden in
- Must be comfortable with traveling to worksites
Gardening can be physically demanding! Everyday tasks includes shoveling, moving dirt, carrying buckets of water, etc. Please come prepared to work outside in all weather. You do not need to be an expert gardener to participate in the program – in fact, beginner gardeners are encouraged to apply!
Summer of Solutions interns work directly with school age children so the interns we hire need to show professionalism while working with children, for example; swearing is prohibited.
Applicants can apply to the first, second, or third internship session. Applying to all three is optional. These are the dates of the three sessions:
- Session 1: April 1-June 9
- Session 2: June 10-August 18
- Session 3: August 19-October 28
Applicants can apply to the first, second, or third session, applying to all three is optional.
Interns and program coordinators are paid $10/hour, with checks every 2 weeks. Please apply online at http://bit.ly/sosapply by March 1. Emailed resumes will not be accepted.
Questions can be directed to our Program Coordinators:
Sonsharae Owens – firstname.lastname@example.org
Aaliyah Campbell – email@example.com