2013 Harvest and Stewardship Intern Position
The 2013 Harvest & Stewardship Intern will aid in the implementation of Portland Fruit Tree Project's Fruit Tree Stewardship, Community Orchards & Harvesting programs.
Time commitment: 12-20 hours per week, for 26 weeks (schedule is somewhat flexible, 315 total hours minimum) April 2nd – September 30th, 2013.
Location: You would be working primarily out of PFTP headquarters in NE Portland, but will be traveling throughout the City of Portland for site visits and tree care events.
This internship is unpaid, but the rewards are many - including a great learning experience and the unique opportunity to be a part of a vibrant and growing organization.
- Work with PFTP staff and volunteers to plan and co-lead tree care & harvesting events
- Work with PFTP staff to coordinate and maintain PFTP’s Community Orchard sites
- Receive new tree registrations and communicate with registered tree owners
- Assist volunteers with distributing fruit to people in need via food bank partners
- Assist with volunteer outreach & workshop publicity, as needed
- Perform related tracking, record-keeping, and data entry
- Physical ability to lift up to 40 lbs, climb ladders, and care for trees in a variety of settings including on soft ground, uneven ground and steep slopes.
- Flexible schedule to include many weekend events and occasional evenings.
- Familiar & comfortable with computers, including email, word processing spreadsheets, etc.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Self-motivated and well-organized.
- Ability to engage in positive, professional manner with diverse populations, including project participants, partners, volunteers, and the general public.
- Able to work both independently and collaboratively.
- Commitment to the mission/goals of the Portland Fruit Tree Project.
- Regular and reliable attendance.
- Knowledge/experience with fruit trees
- Interest or experience in urban agriculture and/or community food security
- Experience working with volunteers and/or leading groups
- Experience with low-income communities
- Familiarity with Portland geography and local communities
To apply, please send a cover letter and one-page resume to Bob Hatton: bob [at] portlandfruit.org
Applications for this position are due by Friday March 8th.
Please email (at the above address) or call (503-284-6106) if you have questions about this position.