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Jobs & Internships

Current Internship Opportunities: 

Portland Fruit Tree Project hosts three to four interns per season. Internship focuses vary depending on time of year, and current needs/activities. PFTP internships are generally unpaid. If you are interested in hearing about future internship opportunities, contact Bob  bob [at] portlandfruit.org  or call 503-284-6106.

We are now accepting applications for two intern positions:

Harvest & Stewardship Intern
The Harvest & Stewardship Intern will aid in the implementation of Portland Fruit Tree Project's programs by assisting in the coordination of our Tree Care Teams program and Tree Care Workshop series, helping us maintain our existing Community Orchard sites, co-leading harvesting parties, and assisting in the coordination of our harvesting programs in general.
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Outreach & Development Intern 
The Outreach & Development Intern will assist in spreading the word about PFTP, in order to bring diverse participants into our programs and promote the organization. The intern will also assist with fundraising and resource development to support Portland Fruit Tree Project’s growing programs. This will be an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in nonprofit communications, while making a difference for PFTP and the communities we serve.
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Quotes from former interns:

" Serving as the Fruit Tree Stewardship Intern for Portland Fruit Tree Project gave me the opportunity to work with community members and other non-profit organizations towards the goal of fighting food inequity and building community in Portland. This experience has also given me the skills and tools that I need to explore this topic further in my academic and professional career. " - Joe Bennett, 2013 Fruit Tree Stewardship Intern

"I would like to thank PFTP for giving me the opportunity to contribute to their mission of increasing equal access to healthy food in Portland. My internship has been an extremely valuable learning experience that has also been a lot of fun! I would encourage anyone who is interested in helping their community to get involved anyway they can." - Gavin Flynn, 2013-14 Community Harvest & Tree Care Intern