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Urban Agriculture Intern - Season/Full Time 

Location: New Castle Conservation District- 2430 Old County Rd, Newark, DE 19702 

Closing Date:  Open until the position is filled

Salary: $15/hr

JOB DESCRIPTION: New Castle Conservation District is looking for a summer intern to join our urban agriculture team. This team works with a wide range of stakeholders to promote urban agriculture through education, funding opportunities, technical assistance, projects, networking, and community building.  

 

The intern will be primarily assisting with development and execution of the NCCD’s Urban Agriculture Assets Inventory. The purpose of this project is to help  better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the current local urban ag community and identify areas of opportunity for growth and/or change. This project will document the existing foundation of urban agriculture in New Castle County and will have long lasting impacts throughout the state. 

 

Upon completion of the internship, the intern can expect to have:

  • Gained practical experience in developing a real world project and directly engaging with diverse communities

  • Exposure to the a-z process of conducting a community assessment

  • Successfully networked with the rapidly growing urban ag community throughout New Castle County

  • Learned how to apply systems thinking to better understand how urban agriculture impacts our local food system 

  • Opportunities to incorporate skills/education that align with the intern’s long term career goals


Responsibilities: 

  • Engage with urban ag stakeholders from diverse backgrounds in a friendly and understanding manner via email, calls, and in-person. 

  • Assist in the creation of assessment tools, such as surveys, guides, and protocols. 

  • Assist in the organizing, preparation, and execution of interviews, community meetings, and focus groups

  • Assist with scheduling and conducting site visits for urban ag projects throughout New Castle County 

  • Provide support to social media and outreach efforts including the promotion of inventory activities

  • Critically review urban agriculture resources and local/state policies 

  • Assist in analyzing inventory data and developing innovative ways to display inventory information

  • Documenting the inventory process in a clear and replicable manner

  • Other duties as assigned

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS**:

  • Recent high school graduate or undergraduate student with interests in urban agriculture, food systems, community engagement, or program evaluation.

  • Must be able to commute to the NCCD office located at 2430 Old County Rd, Newark, DE 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Must be able to handle the demands of progressing multiple projects at once

  • Must be flexible to work occasional Saturdays and evenings 

  • Thrive working in a collaborative environment

  • Strong critical and creative thinking skills

  • Comfortable in engaging in conversations with strangers 

  • Belief in community led movements and local project ownership 

  • Adobe Creative Suite experience is a plus

  • Needs assessments or program evaluation experience is a plus

 

** Data shows that women and minority candidates more frequently do not apply for a position because they don’t feel that they meet all of the qualifications. The above description is a general overview, not a mandatory list. If you feel passionate about urban agriculture, food systems, conservation, or community engagement and believe that you have the skills to contribute to our work, we want to hear from you!**

 

PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the NCCD COVID-19 vaccination policy, the individual hired for this position must either submit a COVID-19 Vaccination Certification form documenting full vaccination status seven days after their hiring date or participate in the COVID-19 Testing Certification Process. The COVID-19 Testing Process requires the employee to submit a certification form each Monday stating the employee has received a COVID-19 test within the previous 7-day period. 

 

 

For more information concerning this opportunity, please contact Urban Agriculture Coordinator, Madison Walter by email at madison.walter@delaware.gov or by phone at (302)365-8983.

To apply, please complete our online application.