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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].

Communications, Development & Marketing Internship – Open for Fall 2019 & 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. 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 Fall 2019 & 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 Fall 2019 & Spring 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 Summer & Fall 2019

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 have filled our AmeriCorps member position for the 2018-19 calendar year, beginning September 1, 2018. During this time, members will serve in a full-time capacity of 1,730 hours (average 34.5 hours/week). Members will receive a living allowance during their year of service and an education award to pay off student loans or tuition costs after successful completion!

Our AmeriCorps member serves as our Community Engagement Coordinator. This member is responsible for recruiting and engaging community volunteers, engaging with youth to identify health education opportunities and teaching and training program participants and volunteers about sustainable, healthy food systems through daily interactions on the farm.

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.