Thursday, March 26, 2015

The International Rescue Committee is looking for interns and volunteers in their New Roots refugee farm program in Sacramento

We are in the beginning phase of starting a 4.5-acre farm and educational center in West Sacramento and are seeking interns to assist in the program’s development. In short, the purpose of the program is to enable refugee and community farmers and gardeners to revitalize urban spaces, access agricultural training and nutrition education, gain income through crop sales to local restaurants and markets, and rebuild local food systems.

We are looking for students or recent grads who can assist with the site development and ongoing farm maintenance, provide technical assistance and lead workshops/trainings, conduct research, perform community outreach, develop marketing channels, among other programmatic support tasks. We are also planning to hire part-time employees in the near future, but not at this time.

For interested applicants about this and other IRC programs, please contact Mark Silva, Volunteer & Intern Program Coordinator at Mark.Silva@Rescue.org or 916 482 0120 ext 312