596 Acres is seeking an intern who can work with us 10 hours per week for 10 weeks, September 2 - November 6, 2014.
Your tasks will include tabling at fun events like the GreenThumb Harvest Festival (September 13) and Fresh Kills Park Sneak Peak (September 28), putting up signs on vacant lots, helping with follow-up and transcription from the April 22-23 Vacant Acres Symposium, and helping us with our second-ever gala fundraiser (Mapping Matters on October 2 at Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO) and generally helping us improve the work that we do. Here's an unsolicited review from a former intern (now our NYC Organizer).
This is an unpaid internship. You will be working out of our office at BuildItGreen!NYC in Gowanus, Brooklyn on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You can make your own hours and there will be opportunities for field work or research on the weekends and in the evenings.
Comfort with navigation in parts of NYC you have never visited (even if you've been nearly everywhere) is key. Willingness to talk to strangers and learn how to do tasks on the computer are equally important.
Please send a resume and a letter of interest. Include a picture of a place your neighborhood where participation by people who live or work close by could help make it better.
Application due by 11:59p.m. on Sunday, August 17, 2014, to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject 'Fall 2014 Intern Application.'