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Community Development and Garden Education Internships - Fall 2019

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City Blossoms | Washington, DC
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City Blossoms


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Published 23 days ago

Start Date

September 10, 2019

End Date

December 7, 2019

Application Deadline

August 18, 2019

Wage

$600 Stipend paid in two installments

Hours Per Week

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 learnings 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!
  • Opportunity open to 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 2019, City Blossoms is looking for five 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) Community Green Spaces Intern

Our Community Green Spaces (CGS) are communally planted multi-purpose spaces, open to the general public, that provide free and affordable programs for youth and families with a primary focus on out-of-school time and field trips.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist City Blossoms lead instructors with planning, teaching and assessment of ongoing, free, out-of-school programming with children, youth and neighbors.
  • Support evaluation and documentation of programming in CGSs
  • Help to maintain several gardens including tasks such as planting, watering, weeding, pest management, compost care and light construction
  • Help in planning, preparing for, and facilitating garden work days and community events
  • Similar to a student teaching position, the intern will be encouraged to observe, assist and facilitate programming

2) School Garden Partners Intern

Our School Partner Garden program focuses on partnering with elementary schools, ages Pre-k to 5th grade. The curriculum is based on City Blossoms' unique teaching model, intertwining artistic expression, healthy living skills, environmental education, and community development.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist City Blossoms lead instructors with planning, teaching and assessment of ongoing workshops with children in grades Pre-K-5th.
  • Support curriculum documentation
  • Help to maintain several school gardens including tasks such as planting, watering, weeding, pest management, compost care and light construction
  • Help in planning, preparing for, and facilitating community work days
  • Support Professional Development Sessions for elementary educators to be held in the City Blossoms Studio
  • Similar to a student teaching position, the intern will be encouraged to observe, assist
  • and facilitate programming

3) Administrative and Development Intern

Experience how grassroots organizations execute program evaluation, fundraising, and grant management. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in nonprofit management.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in maintaining grant management system
  • Regularly document the progress of programming through photo, video, and recording stories
  • Help with organizing annual fundraiser
  • Help staff with garden based programming and community events
  • Assist the Executive Director, Director of Operations, and Volunteer Coordinator as needed

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, current intern


What Past Interns Have Done Next...

  • Found full time positions in urban agriculture
  • Manage 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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