Requisition ID: req46857
Job Title: New Roots Media Intern
Sector: Food Security
Employment Category: Intern
Employment Type: Part-Time
Compensation: USD 0.00 - 0.00 Hourly
Location: Tucson, AZ
Work Arrangement: In-person
The New Roots program at IRC is an initiative to support gardening, food security, nutrition, enterprise, and production within the US network of IRC offices. New Roots Tucson supports refugee food security and aids in their transition to the community through gardening, local food access initiatives and small business farming. We are looking for committed, inventive, hard-working, and enthusiastic individuals with interests in organic farming and community empowerment. The position works alongside a New Roots staff member on site in the gardens as well as planning virtually and in the office. The New Roots Media Intern will work closely with the New Roots Education & Outreach Specialist to develop videos for the IRC RAI New Roots Youtube Channel on topics related to climate-adapted agriculture and marketing produce. The New Roots Media Intern will also assist in developing program outreach materials and content for the @newrootstucson Instagram page. The New Roots Media Intern would provide support to increase the capacity of New Roots programming at IRC in Tucson.
- Collaborate with staff to develop videos on climate-adapted agriculture and produce marketing for the New Roots Youtube channel and to be shared with New Roots participants.
- Develop program outreach materials and content for New Roots social media.
- Help staff with ongoing garden projects at 4 garden sites (e.g. planting, cleaning, weeding, general site maintenance).
- Develop new infrastructure projects to benefit the refugee garden sites (permaculture infrastructures, murals, accessible infrastructure, post-harvest wash station improvements, compost systems, etc.)
- Assist with preparation and presentation of farm and garden workshops.
- Communicate with farm and garden participants about upcoming events and to share relevant gardening and farming information.
- Assist in securing donations of materials and technical advice to support community gardeners.
- Track inventory of seeds, tools, and materials for the program.
- Sustainable agriculture methods in urban environments
- Gain a better understanding of the challenges associated with food access
- Practice communicating with limited English speakers
- Practice languages you may be learning (Swahili, Arabic, Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, French, Dari, Spanish)
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Experience or demonstrated interest in food issues, gardening, garden design, or food security issues, preferably in a multicultural context.
- Experience or demonstrated interest in video creation and editing.
- Experience or demonstrated interest in developing outreach and social media materials, especially familiarity with Canva and design principles.
- Ability to communicate and work effectively as a team member in a multicultural environment.
- Willingness to work outside in variable weather conditions.
- Ability to meet at garden sites, primarily in central Tucson.
- Ability to self-direct and communicate effectively
- Technology requirements: Interns will be required to use their own technology tools to work on virtual opportunities. IRC is not responsible for any personal device expenses such as personal smartphones, tablets, hotspots, data charges, etc. All personal devices must:
- Be kept current with all operating system updates and security patches,
- Use a password or PIN with a minimum of 4 characters to log onto smartphones and tablets and 8 alpha and numeric characters for a laptop.
- Have lock screen set to 10 minutes or less with a password required to unlock the device
- Configurations must be set to delete all data or lock after 10 unsuccessful attempts to enter a password or PIN. Lockout period must be no less than 30 minutes.
- Additional policy details will be discussed during orientation and training.
All offers are contingent on successfully passing background and criminal history checks as required by federal and state law or by IRC policy. All interns must hold an Arizona State Level 1 fingerprint clearance card.
-SUMMER: Minimum 20 hrs/wk for 3 months
-FALL/SPRING: Minimum 15 hrs/wk for 4 months (commitment of one academic year strongly preferred)
-Primary availability during IRC business hours (M-F; 8:30am-5:00pm)
-Preference given to applicants able to make multi-term commitment
Reports to: Laure Crown, New Roots Education & Outreach Specialist