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New Roots Education Intern

Salt Lake City (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Salt Lake City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date:

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Please note: This is an unpaid internship position. No financial compensation, including compensation for relocation, is available.

In addition to completing this application, interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation to [email protected] with “NR Education Intern” in the subject line.

BACKGROUND: Founded in 1933, the IRC is a leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. In the U.S., the IRC resettles approximately 11,000 refugees per year and provides numerous program services to assist the refugee from their arrival through citizenship. The IRC in Salt Lake City opened it office in 1994, and provides resettlement services through extended case management to newly arrived refugees for up to 24-months as well as over twenty different programs to educate and empower refugees.

SCOPE OF INTERN WORK: New Roots brings refugees together to share their agricultural skills and connect with their new home and community by providing opportunities to grow food in community garden and farm sites across Salt Lake Valley. The New Roots Education Intern will work across New Roots agricultural sites to assist with educational curriculum development and implementation.

COMMITMENT: 12-16 weeks starting in January 2022 with option to extend, 15-20 hours per week in-person, flexible schedule including some evenings and Saturdays.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

• Assist with development of materials and curriculum and facilitate logistics for participant workshops that cover cultivation, pest mitigation, food safety, and other topics.

• Support content development for photo and video curriculum materials on a range of agricultural topics.

• Pilot and analyze impact of developed resources with program participants.

• Assist in orientation and support of new and returning farmers and gardeners.

• Assist New Roots SLC team in maintaining land farm sites including: cultivation, weed and invasive species mitigation, and maintenance of infrastructure, trees, brush, and irrigation systems.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

• By the end of the internship, the intern will demonstrate knowledge about the benefits of nutrition and food access and related programming for refugee and New American populations.

• By the end of the internship, the intern will demonstrate an ability to communicate with limited English speakers and people from different cultures.

• By the end of the internship, the intern will show an increased knowledge of best practices for urban agricultural production including planting and plant health, food safety as it relates to Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification, and other land management strategies.

• By the end of the internship, the intern will have gained experience in project management from conception to execution.

• By the end of the internship, the intern will demonstrate knowledge of the New Roots program, and specifically educational components and technical assistance for farmers.

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