Green Shoots For New Americans Program Intern


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Cause Areas

When

Mon Jan 22, 2018 09:00 AM - Mon May 07, 2018 05:00 PM

Where

2495 Main St, Suite 530Buffalo, NY 14214

About

Seeking a part-time (5-15 hours/week) intern under the supervision of the JERS Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program, Program Manager. This position will focus on participant and volunteer communications, community outreach, growing and marketing produce, and assisting with daily functioning of the program. Hours available are M-F between 9-4, as well as weekends for farm maintenance. Previous experience is ideal, but is not necessary. This position is perfect for a candidate who is interested in the refugee population, is good with people, has experience in agriculture, and is interested in working within a non-profit.

Availability on Tuesdays between 12 and 6pm for CSA preparation and harvesting is a must!! CSA continues until October 11, 2016.

This position requires a candidate who works hard with minimal supervision. The successful candidate will be professional, hard working, and good with people. Expectations include punctuality, communication, dependability, thoroughness, independence, honesty, flexibility, and creativity. The candidate must be comfortable in a rapidly changing environment and must be able to maintain strict confidentiality. Experience with non-profits and volunteerism preferred.

This is an unpaid internship. Up to 20% of the intern's time will be dedicated to their personal educational development, including a training in Journey's End and its mission. Communication, supervision, and evaluation will be the responsibility of the Volunteer Coordinator, who will provide a letter of recommendation upon the completion of the internship. Computer, copy machine, wi-fi, and other tools available. Free parking.

Potential responsibilities may include the following, and other tasks will be assigned:

Seeking a part-time (5-15 hours/week) intern under the supervision of the JERS Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program, Program Manager. This position will focus on participant and volunteer communications, community outreach, growing and marketing produce, and assisting with daily functioning of the program. Hours available are M-F between 9-4, as well as weekends for farm maintenance. Previous experience is ideal, but is not necessary. This position is perfect for a candidate who is interested in the refugee population, is good with people, has experience in agriculture, and is interested in working within a non-profit.

Availability on Tuesdays between 12 and 6pm for CSA preparation and harvesting is a must!! CSA continues until October 11, 2016.

This position requires a candidate who works hard with minimal supervision. The successful candidate will be professional, hard working, and good with people. Expectations include punctuality, communication, dependability, thoroughness, independence, honesty, flexibility, and creativity. The candidate must be comfortable in a rapidly changing environment and must be able to maintain strict confidentiality. Experience with non-profits and volunteerism preferred.

This is an unpaid internship. Up to 20% of the intern's time will be dedicated to their personal educational development, including a training in Journey's End and its mission. Communication, supervision, and evaluation will be the responsibility of the Volunteer Coordinator, who will provide a letter of recommendation upon the completion of the internship. Computer, copy machine, wi-fi, and other tools available. Free parking.

Potential responsibilities may include the following, and other tasks will be assigned:

Skills

  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Gardening

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-10 hours/week

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