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Edible Campus Internship Spring 2013

Tired of being stuck inside studying? Shake things up next term to intern with the UO Edible Campus Program, and earn credit for playing in the sun, gardening, and publicizing  this new student program!

As a young initiative we need help engaging the student body, garnering support and building the community garden and urban farm extension (The Grove and The Green, respectively). We are looking for savvy interns, with high self-motivation, an understanding of grass-roots organizing and a deep passion for organic gardening and the local food movement.

The assistant will work with the GTF in the Spring to outreach to the student body about the garden opportunities, support allocation of beds, develop work party and workshop agendas, and help with the design and implementation of the perennial beds.

Preferred skills, knowledge and experience:
Students must possess a passion for and some experience in organic gardening; a high competency with social media; broad knowledge of University of Oregon campus, departments and student groups; interest and skills in leadership; familiarity with grass-roots organizing. Student must be outgoing and a good representative for the garden. Physical health and strength are required for this position, as is the ability to lift 30 lbs.

Skills, knowledge, and experience that students will gain through this internship:
marketing, outreach, grass-roots organizing, project management, leadership, organic gardening, and community gardening.

Time line and commitment: 4 credits or about 11 hours per week, during spring term, with options to extend into the summer

Application information:
Application Deadline: February 26th, 10:00 am
Deliverables: resume & coverletter
Please include any relevant volunteer experience.

In the coverletter state:
why you want to work for edible campus
what skills you bring to the project
what are your future goals (college and beyond)
what is your favorite vegetable, how and where is it grown and how you like to eat it?