Hours per week
Flexible depending on availability and school's requirements
1880 Cole Rd.
Terra Cultura is a new nonprofit teaching farm with the mission to cultivate resilient communities empowered through education and collaboration in agroecology, sustainable living, and the arts. Terra Cultura is based on 5.5 acres in Aromas, Ca. We are in the early stages of amending our soil, establishing our crops (no-till row crops, orchard, food forest), building our infrastructure, and developing workshops and courses for students of all ages. This is an exciting opportunity for an intern to make a big impact on a new organization while learning a wide range of useful skills. Internships are highly customizable to fit the academic requirements or career goals of the intern. Internships can be focused on one of the areas listed below, or combined according to the intern’s areas of interest:
Nonprofit Management - Learn about the day to day tasks of running a nonprofit, including working with the staff, board of directors,and committees to ensure the office is running smoothly to support the educational farm. Tasks might involve email and phone communications, attending and occasionally facilitating meetings, corresponding with volunteers and donors, working with our constituent database and fundraising and bookkeeping programs.
Eco-Education or Arts Education - Learn about the process of developing and facilitating educational curriculum. Tasks might involve communications with educators, research, outreach to potential students, leading tours, and assistant teaching.
Regenerative Farming and Gardening - Learn about amending soil, crop bed preparation, compost, ecologically-minded pest control and weed management, planting, harvesting, irrigation, and plant care. There are opportunities to help with no-till row crops, a community garden, an orchard, and a food forest--all in the early stages of being established.
Social Media and Blogging - Learn about best practices for engaging a digital following across multiple platforms. Tasks might involve working with staff to create compelling blog and social media content, communicating with potential sponsors, and other digital outreach.
Event Planning - Learn what goes into planning and implementing a successful event. Tasks might include working with staff to undertake community outreach, secure rentals and food/beverage donations for the event, plan the program and aesthetics of the event, and oversee event volunteers.
Community Outreach - Learn everything that goes into successful advocacy between an organization and the local community. Tasks might include phone and email communications, attending community events, representing Terra Cultura at local meetings, and working with staff to educate the community about Terra Cultura while listening to community members about how we can best meet their needs.
Fundraising - Learn about what goes into fundraising, including everything from grant writing and donor cultivation and stewardship to crowdsource fundraisers and fundraising events. Tasks might include communications with foundations and donors, working with our donor database, and working with staff to develop and implement fundraising strategies.
Hospitality and Tourism - Learn about what goes into agro-tourism and eco-tourism. Tasks might include working with staff to undertake marketing, community outreach, and research, and helping to make our facilities as comfortable and educational as possible for our guests and students.
Facilities - Learn about what goes into improving and maintaining the infrastructure of an educational farm. Tasks might be in the areas of carpentry, solar-electrical, plumbing, woodworking, earth works, irrigation, and forest management.
Interns would commit to 1 to 2 days per week for the length of the quarter. There is room for flexibility depending on your University’s requirements. This internship is not paid. The Terra Cultura staff is dedicated to making internship experiences educational, fun, and rewarding. To apply, please send your resume, and a paragraph explaining your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. Some experience in your area(s) of interest is helpful, but not required. Learn more at www.TerraCultura.org.
Terra Cultura welcomes all people into our community, embracing and encouraging diversity in all its forms, including but not limited to race, ancestry, place or origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, philosophy, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, physical and mental ability, socio-economic status. All individuals are encouraged to apply.