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New Roots Education Intern

Employer
International Rescue Committee
Location
Bonnie, Utah, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Feb 1, 2022

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Sector
Training / Education
Field
Education / Training
Discipline
Invasive Species
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Internship
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Requisition ID: req22689 Job Title: New Roots Education Intern Sector: Education Employment Category: Intern Employment Type: Part-Time Open to Expatriates: No Location: Salt Lake City, UT USA Job Description Please note: This is anunpaid internshipposition. No financial compensation, including compensation for relocation, is available. In addition to completing this application, interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation toVolunteerSLC@Rescue.orgwith "NR Education Intern" in the subject line. BACKGROUND:Founded in 1933, the IRC is a leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. In the U.S., the IRC resettles approximately 11,000 refugees per year and provides numerous program services to assist the refugee from their arrival through citizenship. The IRC in Salt Lake City opened it office in 1994, and provides resettlement services through extended case management to newly arrived refugees for up to 24-months as well as over twenty different programs to educate and empower refugees. SCOPE OF INTERN WORK:New Roots brings refugees together to share their agricultural skills and connect with their new home and community by providing opportunities to grow food in community garden and farm sites across Salt Lake Valley. The New Roots Education Intern will work across New Roots agricultural sites to assist with educational curriculum development and implementation. COMMITMENT:12-16 weeks starting in January 2022 with option to extend, 15-20 hours per week in-person, flexible schedule including some evenings and Saturdays. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Assist with development of materials and curriculum and facilitate logistics for participant workshops that cover cultivation, pest mitigation, food safety, and other topics. • Support content development for photo and video curriculum materials on a range of agricultural topics. • Pilot and analyze impact of developed resources with program participants. • Assist in orientation and support of new and returning farmers and gardeners. • Assist New Roots SLC team in maintaining land farm sites including: cultivation, weed and invasive species mitigation, and maintenance of infrastructure, trees, brush, and irrigation systems. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • By the end of the internship, the intern will demonstrate knowledge about the benefits of nutrition and food access and related programming for refugee and New American populations. • By the end of the internship, the intern will demonstrate an ability to communicate with limited English speakers and people from different cultures. • By the end of the internship, the intern will show an increased knowledge of best practices for urban agricultural production including planting and plant health, food safety as it relates to Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification, and other land management strategies. • By the end of the internship, the intern will have gained experience in project management from conception to execution. • By the end of the internship, the intern will demonstrate knowledge of the New Roots program, and specifically educational components and technical assistance for farmers. Qualifications REQUIREMENTS: • Background in nutrition, education, or environmental studies with gardening or farming experience preferred. • Motivated, creative, flexible, and able to work independently. • Experience working with English as a Second Language learners and communicating with the aid of an interpreter is preferred. • Strong organization and communication skills and ability to work as part of a team. • Excellent interpersonal skills, comfortable working with people from diverse backgrounds. • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and basic computer skills • Background check is required. This is an unpaid internship position. No financial compensation, including compensation for relocation, is available. Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation toVolunteerSLC@Rescue.orgwith "NR Education Intern" in the subject line. IRC POLICIES & ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:In accordance with IRC's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for any in-person role/position. Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity:IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal. Equal Opportunity Employer:We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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