We are still looking to fill two internship roles for summer 2017!

  • Green Team Site Leader
  • Outreach, Social Media, and Events Intern

 

Internship Overview:
All Groundwork Somerville Interns work closely with one another and the rest of the Groundwork staff to build a collaborative and engaging work environment. Positions are overseen by the Deputy Director and Green Team Coordinator. Orientation and training are provided, and weekly staff meetings are held to provide ongoing support.

Groundwork Somerville regrets that we cannot provide direct compensation for these positions. We encourage individuals to look for funding sources, including from their college or university, or through other summer internship funding programs like The Forest Foundation, and will do what we can to support that process.

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.

Thank you for your interest! We look forward to getting to know you.

 

Green Team Site Leader

Dates: Monday, June 19 through Wednesday, August 23 (9 weeks)

Hours: 30-35 hours per week, Monday-Friday (with occasional Saturdays required)

Description:

The Green Team is an environmental and urban agriculture jobs program for high school youth in Somerville. We hire 20 youth ages 16-21 to work with us for eight weeks during the summer, with the option to continue into the school year. The Green Team’s main projects this summer are growing produce at the South St Farm and improving quality of water and parks surrounding the Mystic River. Additional summer projects include staffing the Mobile Farmers Market, community education, youth advocacy, and field trips. The summer Green Team may also continue working on projects from the academic year, which include supporting development without displacement in Somerville, participating in community conversations to address racism, and building a youth jobs network.

Green Team Site Leaders will coordinate the activities and work plans for their assigned site (either South St Farm or Mystic River). This individual will work closely with the Farm Manager or Green Team Coordinator to create a weekly work plan for their site. They will guide the Green Team crew through work and workshops each day.

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience working with youth in a multicultural setting
  • Bilingual and/or bicultural (Spanish, Haitian Kreyol, or Portuguese preferred)
  • Experience or strong interest in farming, gardening, agriculture, and/or other outdoor work
  • Commitment to youth empowerment and anti-oppression work
  • Experience facilitating workshops, conversations, or classrooms

Additional skills:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Excited to work as a member of a team with many moving parts
  • Must be able to work outside in hot weather and lift up to 20 pounds
  • Must feel comfortable riding a bike in the city (the Green Team rides bikes as a main form of transportation during the summer months)

 

Outreach, Social Media, and Events Intern

Dates: Monday, June 19 through Wednesday, August 23 (9 weeks – dates flexible)

Hours: 8-15 hours per week, schedule flexible (Mondays preferred)

Description: The Outreach, Social Media and Events Intern will help Groundwork with all the public facing elements of our work. This will include:

  • Creating material that highlights Groundwork Somerville’s work, to be published on Facebook, Instagram and other social media
  • Developing fliers and permanent signage for public outreach events (mobile farmers market, tabling events, etc.)
  • Event planning and execution: assisting in the delivery of a variety of Groundwork events, including seasonal celebrations, fundraisers, and workshops.

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience with social media, non-profit outreach and marketing, and/or event planning
  • Bilingual and/or bicultural (Spanish, Haitian Kreyol, or Portuguese preferred)
  • Commitment to youth empowerment and anti-oppression work
  • Attention to detail and visuals
  • Experience with visual arts and/or graphic design a plus

Additional skills:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Excited to work as a member of a team with many moving parts

 

To Apply

Send a resume and cover letter describing yourself and your experience, and clearly stating which position (or positions) you are applying for. Email applications in a single PDF file. Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. Early applications will be prioritized.

  • To apply for Green Team Site Leader contact Rae Axner, Green Team Coordinator, rae@groundworksomerville.org
  • To apply for Outreach, Social Media, and Events Intern contact Jess Bloomer, Deputy Director, jess@groundworksomerville.org