Shares Intern, Feeding Laramie Valley

Laramie, WY

Job Title: Feeding Laramie Valley Shares Intern

Organization: Feeding Laramie Valley

Type of opportunity: A Feeding Laramie Valley (FLV) Shares Intern will serve as a community-based activist and advocate for group and individual efforts to promote local food security and equity in Albany County, Wyoming. The position involves hands-on work in local food production (gardening), collection, distribution; assistance with overall organizational operations and in a variety of community food projects.

Duties:

  • Assist Food Production Coordinator with scheduling and working with other interns and volunteers on planting, watering and harvesting food for distribution within the Albany County community.
  • Help plan and implement the weekly public distribution of grown and donated produce to individuals experiencing food insecurity as well as participate in various public FLV events.
  • Participate in FLV-sponsored events and provide assistance to community-based participatory research projects.
  • Assist in setting up and staffing Sharesbooth at Farmers Market each Thursday and Friday afternoon from mid-July through August. Tasks include:
    • Educating the public on Feeding Laramie Valley’s Shares program and food production sites
    • Enlisting Farmer’s Market vendors to donate food at end of the market
    • Weighing and recording food donations from vendors and the public.
  • Help wash, sort, divide and distribute donated produce (process occurs 2 –3 times/week).
  • Contribute to FLV social media sites on a regular basis, including photos, videos and program-positive comments regarding work that’s being done.
  • Provide support and assistance to community voice journalists in designing, developing and producing video tutorials on various production garden and distribution topics, advice and successes.
  • Attend meetings and training as arranged with the Food Production Coordinator and FLV Founder.
  • Provide a weekly personal narrative (and photo/art journal if desired) of the intern/apprentice experience to the FLV Founder.
  • Ability to regularly and safely lift up to 50 lbs. with proper body mechanics.
  • Ability to work outside, in all weather conditions and be willing to get dirty.
  • The Feeding Laramie Valley Shares Interns are expected to work independently at times and in a leadership capacity with volunteers.

Start and end dates:  (May 20 -August 24) Monday 8:30–4:30| Tuesday 8:30–4:30| Wednesday 8:30 –4:30 | Thursday 8:30-4:30 or 1:00-8:00| Friday 8:30 –4:30or 1:00-8:00 |

Salary/pay: $12.00/hour,35/ hours work weekfor 14-weeks. Interns have the option to receive a weekly produce Shares bags with produce you grow and harvest. Interns may also make use of one of Feeding Laramie Valley’s garden plots on 8thStreet as a personal garden site for the season

How to apply: Applicants are asked to write an essay of interest in the position, including experiences with community and other gardening work; and/or other experiences with social justice projects. In this essay, please describe why this position interests you, what relevant experience you may have, and why you would be a good fit for FLV. Applicants may wish to include a statement on how they view this experience enhancing their personal and professional goals.

Please email essay and full contact information to Reece Owens,reece@feedinglaramievalley.org, or contact us for alternative delivery methods. A resume may also be included but is not required. Please place in email subject line: 2019 Shares Intern

Application deadline: Applications may be submitted beginning February 25, 2019, and must be received no later than 11:00 p.m. Mountain Time, March 25, 2019for consideration for the 2019 Feeding Laramie Valley Shares Intern position.

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