Nuestras Raices

Duration: Summer term

Location: Holyoke MA
       
Position Title: Several openings: Grants Assistant Intern, Workshops Intern, CSA/Field Intern, Greenhouse/Horticultural Intern, Animal Care Intern, Site Maintenance Intern

Housing: Housing will not be provided. Students are responsible for finding their own housing.

For more info: Nuestras Raices

Description: Varies according to title

Qualifications: Knowledge and/or experience with agriculture, food system development, and food justice issues. Strong communication skills, written or verbal depending on position. Spanish speaking a plus but not necessary. Able to work well both alone and in group/collaborative environments.

Funding: $3000 Available through the Miller Worley Center dispensed through the MHC UAF System

How to Apply: Students must apply to this position through Lyon Net by midnight Feb 28.  Students must submit a cover letter describing their interests, experiences, and how this internship fits their career interest, a resume and letter of reference/reccomendation. These documents can be uploaded to Lyon Net or emailed to center-environment@mtholyoke.edu.

About the Organization: Nuestras Raíces is a grassroots non-profit organization that promotes human, economic, and community development in urban communities across Western Massachusetts. Founded in 1992 by a small group of community residents who wanted to improve Holyoke’s neighborhoods through the creation of community gardens, Nuestras Raíces has grown over the years to include a wide range of programs and activities related to food, agriculture, and the environment. Nuestras Raíces – which means “Our Roots” - continues to be nurtured by the local Puerto Rican community’s strong agricultural ties and rich cultural traditions.
Nuestras Raíces is proud to serve as a national model on how to advance social justice through sustainable agriculture and related inter-generational, multi-cultural programs.