Internships

Looking For a Few Good Interns!

 

Position: Garden Intern

 

Responsibilities:

  • 70% of the time: Spearhead a special project, options including:
    • Create a complete map of the gardens, that includes identifying plants, trees, garden structures, etc.  {Geography, Art, Botany,…} -or- Build and implement plan to engage low-income neighbors at Downtown Greens which could include a creating a community advisory board for local input.  {Social Sciences – Anthropology, Sociology,…} -or- Write Grants, assist in social media presence, and/or internet presence  {English, Computer Sciences,…} -or- Develop curriculum for kids’ afterschool and summer garden camps {Education, Science,…} -or- Help develop and produce promotional material for Downtown Greens including brochure, business cards, etc. {Art, English,…} -OR- Come visit and create a special project with us!
  • 30% time: Help keep the community greenspace running smoothly
    • Garden tasks including watering, weeding, and mowing -Office tasks including documentation, recording, etc.


Qualifications for Successful Candidates:

A demonstrated interest in urban agriculture, permaculture, and/or organic gardening. -Highly motivated individual capable of working independently without supervision.

Experience leading volunteers and working with people of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. -We are particularly looking for knowledgeable, open-minded, and friendly people to apply for this position.


Training and Support:

The Director will work with Interns on some projects, and supervise the Interns’ special projects. Organic gardening, vegetable gardening, and community development books are available at Downtown Greens. Access to wifi will be provided.


Outcome/Goals:

Interns will complete special projects by the end of the internship; will learn hands-on organic gardening and volunteer coordination skills. For garden interns with interest, initiative, and experience, the responsibilities for this position may be expanded. Contact downtowngreens@gmail.com for more information