Current internships with GTC
Gardening the Community (GTC) is a grassroots food justice and youth development program based in Springfield, MA. We work to build healthy and equitable communities through organizing to change the local food system, urban agriculture, and youth leadership development. Our work is focused in the Mason Square neighborhood of Springfield, which is a food desert and has suffered greatly from structural racism and disinvestment.
We seek interns year-round for a variety of positions and projects. Internships generally entail work in Springfield as well as work remotely, but entirely remote options may be accommodated. We are very excited to find students interested in working with us over 2 semesters or longer. The internships are unpaid and are generally 5 - 10 hours/week.
Development/Event Management Interns (2)
Interns will work with Development staff to organize GTC’s Fall Harvest Celebration and fall and spring appeals which are the organization’s two major fundraising drives, as well as assisting with house parties and other development events. Responsibilities will include data entry and management, communications/visibility work, sponsorship solicitation, mailing coordination, and event management tasks.
Community Engagement Intern
Assist GTC staff and youth promotions team with community engagement efforts including organizing presentations, flyering, tabling etc to get the word out about GTC’s mission and markets.
Farm Intern (s)
Help manage GTC’s urban farm sites with activities including bed preparation, harvesting, seeding, mulching, putting the gardens to bed for the winter, etc. Work will be outside and hands on in all weather conditions and may involve heavy lifting and manual labor.
Market and Wholesale Management Intern
Assist with tasks involving GTC’s community markets and Farm Store, Farm Share program and wholesale operation, including harvesting, sales, market set up and break down, data collection and entry, and administrative tasks associated with the markets.
Research Intern: Urban Agriculture
Research topics such as beekeeping and mushroom cultivation and help develop plans and locate resources for implementation.
Research Intern: Neighborhood History and Community Impact
Research former use and history of GTC farm sites and the neighborhoods around them, including property values and community impact of GTC work.
For more information, contact Jess Flohr at 413-693-5340 or email email@example.com