Internships are a great way to enhance your resume, apply your education, and simply to have fun! Here you'll find numerous updated databases of internship opportunities around the country and around the world.
Yerba Buena Farm Jamaica
This year, we have four internships available on our family farm in Jamaica, West Indies, and would like to offer these opportunities to your students. If you have any questions or advice, please call me at (802) 748-1941. You can learn more about our farm and the work that we do on our web site: http://yerbabuenafarmjamaica.wordpress.com/. We are really looking forward to working with some smart, creative and energetic students on this project! Anything that you can do to get our information out to your students is very much appreciated. Agape Adams
International Organization for Migration Internship Opportunity
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is a leading international organization in the field of migration. IOM, together with other UN agencies, plays a lead role in ensuring principles of safe migration are observed. With 132 member states, offices in over 100 countries, and more than 460 field locations, IOM maintains a global presence.
The IOM Regional Office for South East Asia and other regional IOM missions in Asia are currently seeking interns. Interns are engaged in a field relevant to international studies for up to six months. This unpaid internship offers a learning experience under professional supervision, and allows interns an opportunity to participate in an international organization.
More information on IOM is available at www.iom.int
Acadia National Park Education Internships
National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior
Education interns work with park staff in preparing and presenting curriculum-based programs for third through eighth grade students in their classrooms and at the park. Programs have established themes and objectives that focus on natural science or history. Spring positions run from April into early June. Fall positions take place September through October. Qualified applicants must enjoy children, have a sense of curiosity, and be able to meet the physical and mental demands of teaching outdoors. Responsibilities Work 32 hours per week. Participate in ongoing staff training and serve as a member of the education team. Lead field-based programs on varying terrain and in all kinds of weather. Contribute to the various aspects of district operations as assigned. Represent the National Park Service and wear the NPS volunteer uniform. Benefits Hands-on training and job experience A biweekly stipend of $200 $65.00 uniform allowance (Receipts must be provided.) Uniform shirts, jackets, and hat provided Fully furnished shared apartment with utilities provided Free laundry facilities available 15% discount at park bookstore To Apply Send cover letter, resume, and three reference contacts to Cynthia Ocel, Acadia National Park, P.O. Box 177, Bar Harbor, ME. 04609 or e-mail Cynthia_Ocel@nps.govPhone: (207) 288-8812 For more information go to: nps.gov/acad/supportyourpark/volunteerandintern opportunities.htmSpring and fall positions available! Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine school programs - Mount Desert Island, Maine
Sustainable Food Systems
The 2012 Internship work projects: Sustainable Food Systems: We will experiment with recipes for drying, fermenting, solar cooking, rocket stove cooking, focusing on local foods. Natural Building: We will use salvaged pallets and earth building techniques to build a recycling shed, which utilizes a design for practical storage and accessibility, and integrates rain catchment. Organic Gardening: Here at Ampersand we have a small rain catchment fed vegetable garden, a small greenhouse, and several perennial vegetable patches which integrate water harvesting earthworks. We will maintain and learn from the systems at Ampersand as well as other farms and permaculture sites. Classes: Passive Solar Design and Solar Cooking Native Plant Walk High Desert Gardening Rain Harvesting and Greywater systems Land Stewardship and Erosion Control We see sustainability as an approach to life, which includes our relationships with everything- our resources, our waste, our interactions with the earth and fellow humans. We take our work seriously and get great satisfaction from it. We also integrate a patient attitude that values an inquisitive, fun and peaceful work/live environment. This community comes together to support each other in our paths towards living harmoniously with the earth in a way that values our individual passions and visions. We are a 30 minute drive to Santa Fe, and a 40 minute walk to the eccentric village of Madrid. It has a coffee shop, tavern and many galleries. Housing for interns includes tent camping, the yurt, and a strawbale cottage. We are accepting 5 interns for 2012. Programming 4 days per week: Day 1: Class or hands-on instruction Day 2: Projects Day 3: Projects Day 4: Field trip or independent projects Includes weekly talking circles, scheduled time for guided independent projects for each student, morning coordination meetings, weekly planning meetings, and assigned readings for discussion. Internship Cost is $475 per month. This covers meals, classes, field trips, and a guided personalized experiential education in sustainable living and skill building. The internship lasts two months.
To apply for this internship, please answer the questions below. One to three pages total. Also please provide two references (names and phone numbers). What is your context? Please share about your background, your skills, what you are doing now, and where you are headed in your life. Please include your age. Do you have experience with living in community or sustainable living? Explain. What experiences have you had that made you interested in sustainability? What do you want to learn or experience during the internship? What is important for you in a living situation? How do you see the relationship between community and sustainability? Please add any other experiences, ideas, or dreams you wish to share. To apply for the scholarship, please also answer the following questions: How do you plan to apply the knowledge you gain during this internship? How does your work, education, or lifestyle reflect a dedication to sustainability? Application Due by February 27th. Notification of scholarship winner and all internship positions will be announced by March 9th. www.ampersandproject.org