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Food and Agriculture Intern

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Nutrition
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
  • Closing Date:

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BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and over 20 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. 
SCOPE OF VOLUNTEER WORK: The IRC in New York’s food and agriculture program focuses on increasing community involvement in their local food systems, through hands-on training and food accessibility programming. Food and agriculture programming takes place at the two urban farms in the South Bronx and Woodside, Queens. The New Roots Intern will support the IRC Food and Agriculture Coordinator in managing this programming and organizing seasonal food production. In addition to food production, the intern will assist with organizing weekly farmer’s market, food distribution, and other educational and community activities. This position works directly with the Food and Agriculture Coordinator. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:  
Intern will learn how to effectively manage food and agriculture programs across a wide network. 
Intern will learn about local food systems and access to healthy food. 
Intern will learn how to engage community members around food security programming. 
RESPONSIBILITIES: 
Contribute to overall site maintenance and food production activities 
Assist with harvest and distribution through donation partner and weekly farm-stand; 
Support Coordinator in organizing work-day activities and support volunteers on site; 
Support community engagement and outreach, by updating social media profiles, developing promotional materials and share information with local CBOs 
Support educational activities onsite 
Assist the Food and Agriculture Coordinator and Farm Assistants with ongoing program tasks as needed.  

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