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Internships & AmeriCorps

INTERNSHIPS

Riverview Gardens® understands the importance of job training and experience, which is why we offer internship opportunities with experiential learning in a variety of fields. Opportunities are ongoing and can include a semester, summer or full school year. Interns should be committed to serving the mission and goals of Riverview Gardens, while we work with interns to develop and implement customized learning objectives. Detailed descriptions of opportunities are below.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to [email protected].

Aquaponic Greenhouse Internship  – Currently Filled

Interns should be pursuing a degree in water resource management, sustainable energy, environmental studies, horticulture or have a specific interest in sustainability and farming. Interns will gain experience in hydroponic farming and food safety compliance.

Communications, Development & Marketing Internship – Open for Winter & Spring 2020

Interns should be pursuing a degree in business marketing, communications, non-profit management or have a specific interest in non-profit communications and development. Those with experience in design and social media outreach especially encouraged to apply. Interns will gain experience in project management and marketing for a non-profit organization. Click here for a full description.

Hydroponic Greenhouse Internship – Open for Winter & Spring 2020

Interns should be pursuing a degree in water resource management, sustainable energy, environmental studies, horticulture or have a specific interest in sustainability and farming. Interns will gain experience in hydroponic farming and food safety compliance. Click here for a full description.

Social Work & Human Services Internship – Open for Summer 2020

Interns should be pursuing a degree in human services, social work, psychology, sociology or have a specific interest in human services. Interns will gain experience in inter-professional collaboration and working with populations varying in socio-economic backgrounds and stages of life. Click here for a full description.

Sustainable Agriculture Internship – Open for Winter, Spring & Summer 2020

Interns should be pursuing a degree in sustainable agriculture, environmental studies, horticulture or have a specific interest in sustainability and farming. Interns will gain experience in certified-organic farming, operations and food safety compliance. Click here for a full description.

 

AMERICORPS

Riverview Gardens was selected as an AmeriCorps host site in partnership with the Weight of the Fox Valley. We are looking for an individual to fill our AmeriCorps member position for Summer 2020.

Our AmeriCorps member serves as our Community Farming and Engagement Specialist. This member is responsible for recruiting and engaging community volunteers, engaging with youth to identify educational opportunities and develop wellness programs for program participants, youth, and community volunteers and support volunteer-based community farming initiatives through daily interactions on the farm.  Click here for a full description.

The Community Farming and Engagement Specialist position runs from May 11th through August 31st.  The member will work 28-38 hours per week and receive a living allowance during that time.  In addition, members will be eligible to receive Segal Education Award worth $1,612.43 upon successful completion of the position.

Interested candidates should submit application materials to Kate Stel by 4PM Friday, April 3, 2020.  Email [email protected] (email submission preferred) or mail or in-person delivery to: Riverview Gardens Attn. Kate Stel, 1101 S Oneida Street, Appleton, WI, 54915.

AmeriCorps, which is federally funded by the Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS), is a national service program that engages over 80,000 members in service each year to address national problems through direct service. These members impact communities and organizations by increasing capacity and resources in an identified area of need. In return, members gain valuable professional, educational and life experience.