There are ten unpaid intern positions available in two Woodlawn summer programs. Most activities will involve growing food, horticulture and landscaping, with some outdoor art projects also possible. Please specify for which of the programs you are applying. Applicants are welcome to apply for one or both programs.
Five Unpaid Intern Positions – Woodlawn ASM Summer Program
Do you have an interest in gardening, growing food, urban ag, community outreach and working with Woodlawn high school-aged youths? Five unpaid intern positions are available this summer for an After School Matters program in the Woodlawn community of Chicago. To qualify you must be age 19 or older, with at least one year of college completed. Experience in gardening/horticulture is a plus, but not required. You will assist the lead instructor, working mostly with small groups of 3-5 youths. This is an opportunity to expand your gardening skills, mentor and lead teens, and participate in a variety of community outreach activities. We will reactivate an unused school garden and green house, launch at least one new vacant lot re-purposing project, and explore other opportunities to build community through Woodlawn greening and beautification projects. The “class” will consist of 15 high-school-aged neighborhood kids. This is a hands-on, mostly outdoors program. These intern positions opened up at the last minute, so we need to fill them ASAP. This program will be run through GROW Woodlawn (http://growwoodlawn.org). Dates: June 16 – Aug 7, Mon – Thurs, 12noon – 4pm. The first week is intern training and team building. Interns can apply for a minimum of a two-week period of service. A commitment for the full eight weeks is preferred. We seek a diverse group of interns to support this Woodlawn youth community. Send resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Five Unpaid Intern Positions – GROW Woodlawn Summer Intern Program
There are fourteen community gardens in Woodlawn, and many vacant lots. The GROW intern summer program involves mostly outdoor activities that will be greening and beautifying Woodlawn. Interns will participate in projects to help maintain and improve existing community gardens, and build new community gardens. Other activities will include at least some of the following: a huge ‘make-over’ for some of Woodlawn’s existing business street planters; assisting block clubs with residential parkway landscaping; exploring creative landscaping and beautification projects for vacant lots; starting a landscaped ‘south entrance’ to the Woodlawn business district at Cottage Grove and 68th; and starting a Woodlawn virtual/distributed plant conservatory. Lots of projects to choose from. Emphasis will be placed on learning experiences, intern team empowerment, and self-selection of projects and implementation approaches. In bad weather, indoor activities will focus on horticulture workshops, and planning/build-out of the GROW organization. To qualify you must be age 19 or older, with at least one year of college completed. Experience in gardening/horticulture is a plus, but not required. This program will be run through GROW Woodlawn (http://www.growwoodlawn.org). Dates: July 1 – Aug 7, 3 days per week (Tues., Wed., Thurs.), 12noon – 4pm. Interns can apply for a minimum of a two-week period of service. A commitment for the full eight weeks is preferred. We seek a diverse group of interns to support these projects in the Woodlawn community. Send resumes to: email@example.com