Your tasks will include putting up signs on vacant lots, helping us transition our online tools and generally helping us improve the work that we do with focus on the New York City Community Land Access program. Here's an unsolicited review from a former intern (now our NYC Organizer).
This Spring we will be updating our Spanish-language materials; we are looking for an intern who is biligual and proficient at written translation.
This is an unpaid internship, though we would love it if someone else was paying you! In the past, we have worked with the East New York Farms! Externship program (that intern's reflection is here).
You will be working out of our office at Spaceworks (540 President Street) 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 5:59p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2014, to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject 'Spring 2015 Intern Application.'