Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2016 Internships

Want to apply? Email a résumé to the team member indicated below.

Education: email jena@veggielution.org

Farm Host: email danas@veggielution.org

Marketing: email emilys@veggielution.org


What our program is all about...

Our Internship program has grown and evolved over the past 6 years to become one of our flagship offerings, helping us increase our capacity and complete work here at Veggielution while offering leadership and other job skills to participants. 

We consider interns to be an integral part of the our team, taking responsibility for exciting projects while working collaboratively with staff, volunteers and other interns.

WATCH: Being an intern at Veggielution

Marketing Internship

(Storytelling & Social Media positions available)

Veggielution Community Farm strives to integrate the community, especially East San José, in all farm activities, from volunteering at workdays to participating in our educational workshops. Our Marketing Team is the backbone of that effort. The Marketing Interns will support many crucial outreach and education priorities as an integral part of these teams.

This intern will work closely with our Program Manager to develop an outreach strategy and identify key groups for developing stories and creating content for our social media platforms.

Storytelling Duties:

  • Gather stories from staff, community farmers, other interns, and youth garden participants
  • Write content for blog and social media posts
  • Interview community members 
  • Help with the production of our Farmcast
  • Create other stories using photos and/or video
  • Help with marketing and promoting our various programs (Farm Box, Sponsored Workdays, etc.) through stories and narratives.

Social Media Duties:

  • Create and Design content for our social media platforms
  • Experiment with new social media platforms
  • Help create flyers for our programs and special events
  • Help write copy for our social media platforms
  • Work with other interns to help get the whole story 

The ideal candidate for this position has:

  • Fluency in Spanish, Tagalog, Chinese and/or Vietnamese
  • Knowledge of current issues around food, health, and sustainable agriculture
  • Articulate oral and written communication skills
  • Comfort in talking to groups of people
  • Ability to think outside of the box
  • Experience with blogging 
  • Experience with website design
  • Experience with Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, and Linkedin
  • Enthusiasm and passion for Veggielution’s mission

Schedule:

  • 12 hours per week minimum
  • Your choice between the following times, in 3 hour blocks minimum:
    • Tuesday - Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

  • Attend workdays twice per month over the course of the internship, included in hours requirement (click here to see workday schedule)

Want to Apply?
Please email your resume to:
Emily Schwing, Program Manager: emilys@veggielution.org


Education Internship

(3 positions available)

Veggielution’s weekly Youth Garden activities are a key part of our mission. The Education Team engages youth and families in hands-on, garden-based environmental and nutrition education. Education interns will work closely with the Youth Garden Educator, as well as other staff and interns to help maintain the Youth Garden and facilitate fun, educational activities.

This internship would be ideal for anyone with an interest in working with youth, families, environmental education, health and nutrition education, and sustainable gardening. We are looking for positive individuals who work well collaborating with others, yet are self-motivated and can work independently. Education interns will be instrumental in helping to steward the Youth Garden, gaining experiences in developing and leading activities for adults and youth, learning and utilizing sustainable gardening practices, and community organizing.

The valuable experiences gained through this internship will especially complement studies in child and adolescent development, education, nutrition, and sociology. This internship would be ideal for someone seeking experience in the nonprofit or education fields.

Duties:

  • Help to maintain the Youth Garden during the week (e.g. weeding, watering, composting, worm bin).
  • Help design and lead Youth Garden family activities on Saturdays
  • Work on special projects, e.g., developing activities, seeking donations, assisting with fundraisers, organizing workshops, etc.
  • Collaborate with the Outreach Team to outreach for our educational programs
  • Lead Farm Tours for small and large groups.
  • Attend Education Team meetings and other meetings relevant to your duties

The ideal candidate for this position has:

  • Experience with working with youth
  • Basic gardening experience
  • Bilingual ability (Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Chinese) -- Not required
  • Knowledge of current issues around food, health, and sustainable agriculture
  • Articulate oral and written communication skills
  • Comfort in talking to groups of people
  • Experience in leading activities/lessons with groups of up to 20
  • Enthusiasm and passion for Veggielution’s mission

Schedule:

  • 8 hours per week minimum
  • 1 weekday morning - Education Team will work on Youth Garden maintenance.
  • Saturdays (9-1:30pm) - Education Team will host Youth Garden activities and help with the potluck clean-up.
  • Additional flexible hours on Tu, W, Th, or F 9:00am-5:00pm - Special projects (see “Duties”, above)

Want to Apply?

Click here to fill out the application form, and email your resume to:
Jen Aguilar, Youth Garden Educator:  jena@veggielution.org


Farm Host Internship ­

Activities

  • Host Saturday Workdays on the farm
  • Attend one other farm workday each week
  • Contribute to program planning for Saturdays on the farm
  • Assist with Community Farmer management and appreciation
  • Lead Community Farmer orientation
  • Contribute to, and facilitate surveys

The Ideal Candidate for this position has...

  • Knowledge and passion around food, health, and sustainable agriculture
  • Articulate and comfortable communicating with diverse peoples
  • English and Spanish proficiency strongly desired (Other helpful languages: Vietnamese)
  • Enjoys playing the ‘host’ role
  • Volunteer or large group management experience
  • Basic computer literacy, using programs such as Eventbrite, Squarespace, Google drive, Microsoft Excel, and iPad apps
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Organization, thoughtfulness, and a positive attitude

Schedule

  • This position requires availability on Saturdays from 8:30am­2:00pm
  • Your choice between the following times, in 3 hour blocks minimum
    • Tuesday - Friday (8:00am­ to 4:30pm)
  • Attend workdays twice per month over the course of the internship, included in hour requirement (ick here to see workday schedule)
  • January 2016 ­May/August 2016; 10 hours per week commitment
  • Preference for an applicant who is able to remain on staff during the summer

Farm Host intern will receive...

  • Veggielution t­-shirt
  • Free veggies
  • Mentorship and experience in volunteer management, event and program planning, database management, and more
  • Freedom to explore personal interests and test ideas

Want to apply?
Fill out the application nd email a resume to nas@veggielution.org. Your application will not be considered complete until a resume is received.
 

 
 

Interning at Veggielution