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Community Development and Garden Education Internships - Spring 2020

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City Blossoms | Washington, DC
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City Blossoms


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Published 16 days ago

May 22, 2020
$600 stipend paid in two installments
20 hours/week

Who We are:

City Blossoms fosters healthy communities through innovative, community-engaging programming and green spaces. Since 2008, City Blossoms has designed, developed, collaborated on, and provided programming or trainings for over 100 projects throughout Washington, DC and nationwide. Through our work with community-based organizations, neighborhood groups, schools, and learning centers, we serve all people, with a particular focus on low-income communities and Latino, African-American, and immigrant youth. We serve neighborhoods in which children and youth may not otherwise have access to green space.


Who You Are:

  • Highly motivated and passionate about gardening, community-building, nonprofit work, and working with young people!
  • This opportunity is ideal for college students, someone new to the area, someone with a non-traditional work schedule looking for additional work in their community, those returning to the work force, or anyone able to work 20 hours per week Tuesday to Saturday at the City Blossoms Studio (516 Kennedy Street NW, Washington, DC 20011) or at the program site.
  • Available to attend weekly staff meetings held on Tuesday afternoons
  • Spanish-speaking skills are highly desired

What You'll Do:

Each season, City Blossoms hires interns to assist with its programming and operations. Interns will have the opportunity to interact with staff, children, and community members. All our internships are project-based and can be tailored to your specific interests and goals. For the spring of 2020, City Blossoms is looking for three interns to join our team. Each intern will work directly with a City Blossoms staff member on one of City Blossoms’ programs. Program and position descriptions are listed below.

1) Youth Entrepreneurship Cooperative Intern

Our Youth Entrepreneurship (YEC) program combines garden-education with business skills to prepare high school students for possible next-level careers and job-readiness. Participants maintain garden spaces, make added-value products, and sell those products and garden produce back to their communities.

NOTE: Spanish fluency is highly preferred for this position

Responsibilities:

  • Work to maintain two school gardens, including tasks such as planting, watering, weeding, pest management, compost care, light construction and seedling care.
  • Lead garden-based projects, for example, developing a new irrigation system, assessing soil, creating art in the garden, and supporting the development of planting plans.
  • Support with tracking of garden care
  • Assist high school students in the greenhouse through planting, transplanting, and seedling care
  • Proficiency in Spanish preferred
  • Assist the YEC Program Manager with teaching and assessment of the YEC programming

What Past Interns Have to Say...

"Every day was a new, exciting experience, which made it a joy to come in. Maximize each and every learning experience that presents itself during your internship. There are so many unique and amazing things you can learn if you’re open to receiving them."

— Taylor Coats, former intern

"City Blossoms creates such positive space, whether I’m working in the office or out in a garden, I feel like I am truly making a difference, contributing to the organization, and am supported by the entire staff. I’ve learned so much - not only about kids, gardening, nonprofits, and Washington - but also about myself.”

— Danny Di Camillo, former intern


What Past Interns Have Done Next...

  • Found full-time positions in urban agriculture
  • Managed farmers markets
  • Found work in garden-based education

Who We are:

City Blossoms fosters healthy communities through innovative, community-engaging programming and green spaces. Since 2008, City Blossoms has designed, developed, collaborated on, and provided programming or trainings for…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Academic Credits
  • Paid

Benefits

Interns receive a stipend of $600, paid in two installments of $300 at the midpoint and upon completion of the internship.

Interns receive a stipend of $600, paid in two installments of $300 at the midpoint and upon completion of the internship.

How to Apply

Please include the following in your email to willa@cityblossoms.org:

  • Position Title
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

City Blossoms is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation or age.

Please include the following in your email to willa@cityblossoms.org:

  • Position Title
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

City Blossoms is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not…

Location

516 Kennedy Street NW, Washington, DC 20011

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