By joining us, the intern will have the rare opportunity to familiarizing himself with new sustainable solutions, while working in a dynamic a devoted team. For more information on the Rooftop Garden Project please vist our website: http://rooftopgardens.ca/ .
Under the supervision of Alternatives’ Environment Project Officer, the intern will support the coordination of Alternatives local and international urban agriculture projects. This internship will allow a young canadian to participate in the development of a concrete urban agriculture experience.
Tasks and responsibilities
Alternatives creates will many local and international partners innovative models of urban agriculture. The intern will experiment the different sides of an urban agriculture project: soil-less agriculture and permaculture techniques, management of an urban environmental project, reduction of urban heat islands, promotion of an healthy lifestyle, waste management, networking of an environmental project in an international context. As a member of Alternatives’ team, the intern wi be invited to participate in the organisations’ activities and team meetings. Supervised by the Environment Project Officer, the intern will:
Help develop new gardens and new gardening activities (balconies and rooftops);
Coordinate gardeners groups in many gardens (organize meetings, supervize activities, do a follow-up and write reports);
Help to represent the organisation and the project;
Collaborate in urban agrilculture project writting at a locally and internationally;
Collaborate in networking Alternatives and its international partners on urban agriculture and soial ecology;
Help advertise gardening techniques and distribute the "ready-to-grow" kits;
Help plan and organize public events.
Qualifications and skills required
Post-secondary graduate in a diploma related to environmental sciences
Good knowledge of urban agriculture and the community sector
Autonomy and dynamism
Good writting skills
Capcity to work in a team
Good organisational skills;
Gardening experience, good knowledge of ecological gardening
At ease with office software (word, excel, powerpoint)
Fluent in english and in french.
Other skills a plus:
A knowledge of spanish and portugese
You must be:
Between the ages of 15 and 30
A Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a person to whom refugee protection has been granted under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
Legally entitled to work in Canada
Legally entitled to work in your province or territory
A post-secondary graduate.
To submit your application
To apply, fill out the form on the website www.yeip.ca mentioning that you are applying for an internship with Alternatives
Please join your resume and a motivation letter answering minimally the following questions:
What is your vision the concepts of urban agriculture and food sovereignty in a local and an international level
How are you going to contribute to the Rooftop Garden project of Alternatives?
What is your motivation do an internship with Alternatives?
Also, send us a copy of your resume and motivation letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to apply: November 13 2009
Interviews: First week of December 2009
Internship durantion 9 months full time, 35 hours a week
Salary: 14$ an hour
Starting date: January 2010 to beginning of September 2010