Jobs & Internships
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Internship Openings & Overview
We are currently seeking the following interns. Please follow the links for more details.
- Assistant Garden Educators – Winter and Spring 2019
- Green Team Leaders – Summer 2019 (see below)
- Social Media, Outreach, and Administrative Intern – Summer 2019
- We will occasionally create positions for individuals with the right skills. If we do not currently have any internship positions open, or if none of the internship opportunities meet your needs but you would like to work with us, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Green Team Leadership Positions
These positions are meant for people who are older than high school age or have graduated from high school. If you are interested in a Green Team position for a high schooler/teenager, please find information about applying for the Green Team here!
For summer 2019, we are seeking our full team of Green Team Leaders:
- (2) Crew Leaders
- (1) Farmers Market Leader
- (1) Farm Site Leader
- (1) Offsite Projects Leader
- (1) Bike Leader
The Green Team is our teen employment program. Participants develop leadership, job, and relationship-building skills through urban agriculture, environmental justice, and civic engagement projects. The Green Team hires primarily low-income, recent immigrant, and youth of color from Somerville and surrounding cities. Crews work at and bike between various sites in Somerville. The summer Green Team employs 10-20 youth for 7 weeks, 20 hours per week. Each week includes work projects, issue-based workshops, team building, and job skills development.
Green Team Leaders work closely with each other and Groundwork staff to run an immersive job experience for Green Team Members over 7-8 weeks. All leaders participate in 2-3 weeks of training and meet weekly for planning and ongoing support. Being a Green Team Leader is an opportunity to grow as a youth worker, farmer, community change agent, and more. It is a significant commitment of time and energy, both physical and emotional. Past Green Team Leaders have described it as one of their most rewarding work or internship experiences. We hope you’ll join us for a fun and challenging summer!
Compensation for Green Team Leaders: If you are interested in these positions and are able to apply for funding from your college, university, or another scholarship source, please do. If you are a student, we encourage you to contact your career center to find out if you can apply for funding or receiving credit for an unpaid internship. We especially encourage you to apply to the following programs which may fund you to work with us:
- Tufts University students – Tisch Summer Fellows – due January 22, 2019
- Undergraduate college students – Forest Foundation Internship Program – due February 15, 2019
- Other local programs/colleges/universities with funding opportunities
We are able to provide a limited number and amount of stipends in order to support Green Team Leaders for summer 2019. More details about available stipends will be posted soon. Priority for stipended positions will go to Green Team Alumni, graduates of the Somerville Public School system, and candidates who would otherwise be unable to participate. If you are able and willing to apply to be a Green Team Leader on a volunteer basis, we welcome you to do so. Please reach out if you have questions.
Click here or go to bit.ly/gtleaders2019 to view the full position descriptions for summer Green Team Leaders, deadlines, and how to apply.
Groundwork Somerville is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity. Groundwork Somerville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. People of Color and those with other marginalized identities are strongly encouraged to apply.