Green Shoots for New Americans Internship

Organizational Description:

Journey's End Refugee Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ the best-qualified personnel without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, gender identity, marital status, or any other reason prohibited by law. 

Journey’s End Refugee Services, Inc. is a refugee resettlement and immigration services provider for the Western New York Region. Journey’s End works to assist newly arriving refugees to find gainful employment and avoid dependency on social services. 

Hours Required:

5-15 hours per week. Hours available between 9-5 M-F.

Position Description:

Part-time internship working with our urban refugee farm, under the supervision of the farm program manager. Duties are flexible, but will likely focus on marketing, community outreach, farm maintenance, and assisting with daily functioning of the program. Previous experience is ideal, but is not necessary. This position is perfect for a candidate who is interested in Buffalo's refugee population; has studied or experience in multicultural issues, communications, or marketing; has experience in agriculture; and is interested in working in a non-profit.

Potential responsibilities may include marketing and community outreach including assistance in selling produce through our CSA and other markets. Performing community outreach for volunteer days and other programs, as needed. Responsibilities may also include gardening tasks such as help maintaining garden plot and produce, and assistance with general maintenance (watering, weeding, etc.). Additional general operations tasks may include help with record keeping and program data, assistance in creation of program materials as needed, coordination of and attendance at special events.

This is an unpaid internship. Up to 20% of the intern's time will be dedicated to personal educational development, including a training in Journey's End and its mission.


  • Current graduate or undergraduate student.

  • Applicants available Tuesdays and Thursdays are especially encouraged to apply.

  • Professionalism, dependability, confidentiality, and punctuality, thoroughness, independence, accuracy, honesty, flexibility, creativity, and an outgoing attitude.

  • Must be comfortable in a rapidly changing environment, and be able to maintain strict confidentiality.

  • Candidate must work efficiently and collaboratively with minimal supervision.

  • Effective interpersonal communication skills for working with people from other cultures and with limited English.

  • An interest in the daily functioning of non-profit organizations

  • An interest in Buffalo's refugee population

  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Google applications

Ideal candidates will possess the following:

  • Experience with non- profits and volunteerism preferred.

  • Agricultural experience

  • Interest in gardening and urban farming

Intern will gain:

  • Experience working with the refugee population and learning the concerns their issues thereof.

  • Exposure to urban agricultural ‘best practices’ and community supported agriculture (CSA).

  • Experience working around rapidly changing priorities.

  • Professional feedback and guidance.

Journey’s End supervisors will:

  • Communicate with intern about learning goals and outcomes.

  • Train and evaluate intern.

  • Provide proof of attendance, if needed.

Interested candidates should email a résume and cover letter to No phone calls please.