Title: Program Assistant
Location: New Britain
Dates: Start near June 11, and stop around August 17, ten 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.
The Program Assistant will work in all facets of our summer programming and needs to communicate with multiple staff and program partners. The candidate will have the following responsibilities;
The intern will be responsible for achieving our program goals of;
1. Ensuring that our Farm to Summer programs have all necessary supplies and staffing for all the students enrolled.
2. Increase the participation for children in need of summer meals by working with the New Britain Hunger Action Team.
3. Ensure proper care and maintenance of school and community gardens.
4. Increase the participation in New Britain Farmers Markets
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.
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.
All majors but preference will be given to relevant college majors, including: Public Health, Earth/Environmental Sciences, Sustainability, Secondary Education, Community Development, and Social Sciences.