Spring 2010 Community Gardening/ Urban Farming Intern
Location: In and around the SE Como neighborhood: Mostly at SECIA's offices & at the neighborhood community gardens
Description: SECIA neighborhood organization supports a number of award winning community gardens of all kinds; food production, native plant and beautification gardens. This internship will have a dual role in support of all our gardening projects and will help launch a new containerized vegetable gardening project targeted to resident renters. The position requires creative thinking, ability to write and utilize internet tools, and working independently.
The role of this intern is to
Interns will take home new knowledge on how to grow-your-own, and have a the opportunity to stay on as a regular SE Como community gardener for the whole summer. SECIA take pride in our efforts to incorporate students into the neighborhood's initiatives. Many past Service Learners stay connected to SECIA after their terms and others earn letters of recommendation.
Position Schedule: Early in the term, Interns will have computer related tasks and attend meetings. Once weather allows, we will start workdays at all of the community gardens. Flexible schedule is best, with garden times typically happening on some Tuesday or Wednesday evenings, and weekends (Saturday & Sunday mornings). A weekly office time during business hours will also be arranged per candidate's schedule.
Requirements: Candidates with some gardening knowledge are preferred. Also preferred are candidates comfortable building with power tools. Physical labor is involved in this position such as digging, planting seeds, and hauling in various types of weather. We expect interns to be reliable, and prefer an enthusiasm to acquire skills.
Community Environmental Specialist
SECIA - Southeast Como Improvement Association
837 SE 15th Ave Ave, Mpls., MN 55414
Application Instructions: please fill out SECIA's intern application: http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=p2aMVB5ygUpDkdqcH5C1vIg&hl=en , and send a resume to Stephanie Hankerson, email@example.com. A short interview will be arranged with SECIA staff.