Internship Opportunities!

Internship Opportunities with Nuestro Huerto, Urban Farm

Central Massachusetts (Main South, Worcester)

Nuestro Huerto offers part- and full-time internships for high school, gap year, college students and people of all ages dedicated to learning about the behind-the-scenes aspects of running an organization and urban farm, while gaining experience in the hands-on, day-to-day activities of the farm. This project is tailored to work with people of all levels of education, experience, cultures and lifestyles. Projects and responsibilities will be arranged with farm director based on experience, interest and seasonal needs.
What you will gain:
• A basic understanding of the seasonal responsibilities in urban farm management
• Experience in making decisions that will impact the long term and day to day activities of the farm
• Experience in connecting with the immediate and greater Worcester community interested in community improvement, healthy food and environmental justice
• Experience with all aspects of day-to-day responsibilities of urban farming, including:
• Weeding, watering, seeding, transplanting, pest management
• Harvesting and produce preparation for sale, CSA distribution and donation
• Assist with marketing and sales of CSA
• Composting and greenhouse management
• Assisting and/or teaching workshops on and off site
• CSA Share (weekly amount of vegetables) If working 20 hours per week or more
Responsibilities and Expectations Include:
• A willingness to learn, get involved, be helpful, considerate and honest
• A mature, positive attitude
• Being a self-starter
• Ability to work independently with little supervision
• Able to work in extreme inclement weather (It rains! And it gets cold!)
• Strong work ethic
• Able to work with a variety of people and skill levels
• Being on time (must have own transportation, i.e. walking, bus, bicycle, car) We will help you Earn-A-Bike if you do not have reliable transportation!
• Flexible work schedule (We will work with part-time job holders as best as we can)
• Ability to work with your hands and hand-tools

Areas of focus may include:
• Budgeting and Finances
• Customer service (market, local vendors, CSA members)
• Educational programming (children and adults)
• Event Planning
• Fundraising
• Marketing/PR/Outreach
• Materials, maintenance and construction
• Plant health and maintenance
• Record keeping
• Research
• Soil health and maintenance
• Volunteer coordination

Positions Open Immediately, Please send any questions, resume and cover letter to Amanda at nuestrohuertoworcester@gmail.com Great for college students who want out classroom experience while taking courses. Internships can last anywhere from a few months to a full year.

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