596 Acres is seeking an intern who can work with us 10 hours per week for 10 weeks, May 15 - July 23, 2014.
Your tasks will include talking with NYC organizers, tabling, putting up signs on vacant lots, helping with follow-up and transcription from the April 22-23 Vacant Acres Symposium, working on wonky data projects using government information, organizational development (including putting things into our brand new database! fun!) 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 Wednesdays 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 Tuesday, May 6, 2014, to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject 'Spring 2014 Intern Application.'