posted Sep 5, 2012, 10:29 AM by Stephanie Hankerson
Environmental Sustainability Intern will have the opportunity to work
with a cutting edge, grassroots organization that has achieved
measurable results in the real world. This is an opportunity to apply
course work and theory to an actual neighborhood in the heart of
Minneapolis. This is a great setting to affect environmental change
being a residential community surrounded by a sea of industry. Our
intern will have access to seasoned staff in the Twin Cities
environmental movement, and also the opportunity to collaborate with
neighborhood leaders, elected officials, captains of industry, and
environmentally minded residents in the Como community. Specifically,
this intern will work on researching information on chemicals used by
the railways and how it affects the community and community gardens,
while also creating a webpage about our environmental inventory for www.comogreenvillage.info
. Below is a list of the variety of other tasks as well.
the chemicals used by the railroads and work with our volunteers at
Como Corner and other community gardens in the area to find out what the
impacts are (a list of chemicals used will be provided). Create a
webpage on our Como Green Village website where information and pictures
can be shared on this topic across neighborhoods
- Help put
together a historical summary of our electronic environmental inventory,
which was an online inventory identifying local air polluters, and
building a webpage on the topic.
- If starting early enough,
interns will assist with annual Como Cookout event on September 16th,
particularly with working the organics compost station to help make it a
zero waste event (free food!).
- Work with other Como
interns, the University of Minnesota Neighborhood Liaisons and others
on local foods issues and production like at the FairShare Community
Farm located in the neighborhood. Or attend/assist with the fall
canning classes planned for this fall.
- Create a short biography
for our newsletter and website on your study interests and how you would
like apply those interests in the Como community.
- Help track
the public meeting process on the garbage incinerator downtown (HERC)
and the impacts of the pollutants on urban gardening/gardeners.
- Create a self-directed student project based on individual interests and coursework (if interested).
on other Como Green Village Projects as needed such as, community
gardens, looking into ideas to make MIMO (neighborhood free store)
sustainable, building recycling program ideas and other items that may
be of interest to the student intern.
SECIA is looking for
enthusiastic and passionate students who thrive in self-directed work
environments. We appreciate interns who come up with their own ideas and
bring to our organization new connections and energy. Students should
be computer literate, comfortable with word processing and spreadsheet
applications, along with online Google Documents & Google
calendaring. Experience in webpage editing and ability to sometimes work
somewhat independently and remotely is preferred. Students must show
initiative and the ability to creatively solve problems. We are looking
for an intern for the fall term (100-160hours) depending on
course/internship requirements. We offer flexible scheduling and a
unique opportunity to work in a small office environment where your
ideas can have a big impact on a local community. This is an unpaid
internship, other than the valuable experience gained and the occasional
cup of coffee and pastry from Muddsuckers coffee.
Location: SE Como Neighborhood, Minneapolis at the offices of SECIA
If interested, fill out our form
and send resume to: Justin Eibenholzl email@example.com
or Steph Hankerson firstname.lastname@example.org
, office phone 612-676-1731
. 1170 15th Ave SE, #302 Minneapolis, MN.