Volunteer Opportunities & Internships

Unpaid Internship with Boston Gardeners Council (Posted 7.12.11)

The BGC Summer 2012 internship is an unpaid 15-20 hour (somewhat flexible schedule) summer position that reports to the BNAN Stewardship Manager and spearheads the Produce to Pantries project, which is an annual summer/early fall program that organizes donations from local farms and community gardens to food pantries around the city of Boston. The assigned intern would be working both at the office and in the field at the gardens/pantries themselves.

INTERNSHIP DATES: Week of August 8th – End of October

Produce to Pantries Intern Responsibilities:
Þ    Oversee project: Assist with transportation/harvesting/weighing & sorting produce
Þ    Manage communication with gardeners and volunteers
Þ    Prepare for following season’s project

Internship General Requirements
  • 15-20 hours a week, evening and weekend hours required
  • Follow the BNAN employment policies
  • Participate in weekly supervisory meetings
  • Participate in end of term mutual evaluation and complete an exit interview
  • Clearly and timely communicate the requirements for any course credit or otherwise to the Stewardship Manager and provide contact information for appropriate college or support personal.
The Boston Gardeners Council (BGC) is a citywide program of the Boston Natural Areas Network (BNAN) composed of and representing self-selected volunteer community gardeners from the Boston metropolitan area.

The BGC seeks to bring together and be a unified voice for gardeners and gardens from all of Boston’s neighborhoods, working to create and maintain a permanent, sustainable community garden system. We see the gardens as integral to Boston’s larger environmental system as parks and playgrounds, included in city planning and receiving regular municipal support and services. We seek to make it possible for every neighborhood to have access to a garden, where residents of all ages, socio-economic backgrounds, and cultures can enjoy the benefits of healthy food, recreation and community beautification, with neighbors working together for their common interest.

To learn more about the Boston Gardeners Council, visit http://www.bostonnatural.org/cgCouncil.htm. To apply for the internship, contact Shauna Mulvihill at shauna.mulvi@gmail.com.

Paid Internship with EST Associates, apply ASAP (Posted 6.2.11)

EST associates is a company that specializes in field service. EST provides environmental and industrial services to industry, engineering/consulting firms, remediation contractors, and government. Our staff of project managers, field chemists and licensed wastewater treatment operators follow a simple approach: absolute customer service coupled with complete and professional execution. We are looking for an intern that can work between 24-40 hours per week with our field chemists at sampling sites. The internship is paid. We are located in Needham, Mass. About 15 minutes from Boston. Please contact either mkcarlin@estassociates or hr@estassociates.com.
-Katie Carlin
EST Associates, Inc.
51 Fremont Street, Needham, MA  02494