Summer Internships for Current Scholars

New Britain ROOTS

Title: Program Assistant
Location: New Britain
Dates: Start on or near June 3rd and continue for a total of 9 weeks
Hours: The work week will be Monday-Friday, with the possibility of one or two weekends, between 30-35 hours/week. Hours will be flexible based on the intern’s schedule.

Job Description: 

The Program Assistant will work in all facets of our summer programming and need to communicate with multiple staff during the busiest part of our season, June-August. The candidate will have the following responsibilities;
Farm To Summer School (Supervised by New Britain ROOTS Education Program Manager)

  • Gather curriculum materials and program supplies for staff at our 4 summer school locations.
  • Serve as a substitute in the event an assistant educator is absent from the program (Elementary and middle school).
  • Supervise program field trips.

Farmers Markets (Supervised by Elizabeth Stover - Market Manager)

  • Staff the Farmers’ Market Booth each Wednesday and provide assistance to those participating in our market “Bee Bucks” program.
  • Provide staffing assistance when needed on our mobile farmers market.

City Growers – Youth Employment (Supervised by Joey Listro)

  • Provide general upkeep and garden maintenance to 10 community and school gardens when programs are not in session.
  • Assist in supervising high school aged youth employed by City Growers/ROOTS
  • Harvest produce from gardens for delivery to food pantries or Farmers’ Market.

Career Experience: 

The successful intern will gain valuable experience in community engagement; organizational skills; urban agriculture and gardening, communication, and youth development.  Interns will gain the experience of working in a small non-profit setting.

Suggested College Majors:

Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate prior youth development experience. Relevant College Majors Include: Public Health, Earth/Environmental Sciences, Sustainability, Secondary Education, Community Development, and Social Sciences.

Applicant Requirements: 

Desired personal skills include: a strong interest in issues of urban agriculture and food security; ability to work independently and with groups of youth, desire to work outside in all weather conditions and proactively creates safe workspaces. Spanish fluency a plus.