Requisition ID: req46358
Job Title: New Roots Program Support Intern (Spring Semester 2024)
Sector: Food Security
Employment Category: Intern
Employment Type: Part-Time
Compensation: USD 0.00 - 0.00 Hourly
Location: Charlottesville, VA USA
Work Arrangement: In-person
Background: New Roots Charlottesville supports refugee food security and aids in their transition to the community through gardening, nutrition education, local food access initiatives, and small-scale farming.
Scope of Work: The New Roots Program Support Intern provides handson and administrative support to the New Roots Program including outreach, research, record keeping, marketing, events participation, and partnership assistance.
Maintain and update detailed maps of each garden location
Serve as an enumerator for New Roots participant surveys, food security surveys, and other data collection activities
Assist current and future New Roots gardeners with the garden application process
Communicate with New Roots gardeners and community volunteers
Serve as a liaison to volunteers during community volunteer events
Visit garden sites weekly to interact with gardeners, update community announcements boards, and monitor/report maintenance needs
Support New Roots role in cultural orientation for Refugees and New Americans by adapting and implementing nutrition education and grocery store orientation programs (dependent on safety/COVID-19 guidelines)
Assist with administrative tasks and program-wide evaluations as needed (including using the New Roots case management system)
Record hours and submit a timesheetQualifications
Attend IRC volunteer orientation
Strong organizational skills, motivated, and able to work independently and in a team
Reliable, responsible, punctual and professional
Flexible and able to work in a fast-paced environment, willingness to work outdoors
Comfortable working in a multicultural setting
Fluent in English, Bilingual skills a plus
Ability to communicate with limited English speakers, experience working with diverse populations a plus
Proficient user of Microsoft Suite
Farm or garden experience a plus, or experience in sales or marketing
Valid drivers license, active insurance policy, and access to reliable transportation
Availability for occasional weekend and evening work
This position is unpaid and reports to the New Roots Manager.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.