Farm Planning Intern

Journey’s End Refugee Services, Inc is currently accepting volunteer intern applications for the position of Farm Planning Intern. Journey's End is working in partnership with the Erie County Cornell Cooperative Extension on the “Community and Food Planning Project: Resettled Refugees and Buffalo’s Local Food System” grant project. 

We are looking for interns interested in working with urban agriculture, Buffalo’s food systems, resettled refugees and research.  By the end of this project we will have three plans of action to help begin an urban garden/farm in Buffalo managed by the refugees clients of Journey's End.  We are looking for interns interested in research and working with resettled refugees to find out what their food needs are as consumers, producers, processors and distributors.  

We are seeking two part-time (10 hours/week) interns under the supervision of the project administrator. Hours available are M-F between 9-6, adjusted according to the candidate's availability. This position is ideal for a candidate who is interested in the refugee population of Buffalo and has strong research skills. 

 

This position requires a candidate who works hard with minimal supervision. The successful candidate will be professional, good with computers, and good with people. Expectations include punctuality, communication, dependability, thoroughness, independence, honesty, flexibility, and creativity. The candidate must be comfortable in a rapidly changing environment and must be able to maintain strict confidentiality. Experience with non-profits and volunteerism preferred.

 

This is an unpaid internship. Potential responsibilities may include the following: 

 

  •  Research databases for peer reviewed articles relating to food security challenges, refugees and their transition to America, existing urban garden projects, as well as opportunities for new urban agriculture programs.  
  • Interview/survey refugees about their current food wants and needs and how a community garden/farm will benefit them
  • Attend various workshops to interact with refugees and learn about the many cultures they come from

Interested candidates should send a resumé and cover letter msb347@cornell.edu by Tuesday Oct 15, 2013. No phone calls please. Candidates will only be contacted if we decide to schedule an interview. 

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