Internships

Cultivating Organic Food, Communities, and Farmers

Internships
Green Gate and its educational nonprofit organization New Farm Institute have several Internships available. If you are contemplating becoming an Intern, we encourage you to attend our weekly Farm Tour (held every Saturday at noon) and commit to several months of work so the experience is worthwhile for you and for us. We can not afford to pay interns, but are more than happy to provide food as available, to tailor work to your goals, and share resources that will lead to meaningful employment.

We’re currently seeking interns to help with:

  • Web Development
  • Marketing and Special Events
  • Development
  • Documentary Film Reporter
  • Food Justice Advocate
  • Social Media and Farm Reporter
  • Farm-Based Education
Web Development Internship

Responsibilities:

Assist Executive Director and Farm Owners with website updates and development, including:

  • Make websites for the farm (Green Gate Farms) and its nonprofit (New Farm Institute) more streamlined and user-friendly
  • Establish systems for sales and multi-media content
  • Create training manual so staff can implement and maintain websites, upgrades

Commitment:  12-16 hours/week

Skills required:

  • Good sense of humor
  • Writing skills
  • Organized
  • Code and Basic Website Development
  • Able to juggle several projects with minimal supervision
  • Experience with Mac systems, WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite (a plus not requirement)
Marketing and Special Events

Responsibilities:

Assist Executive Director with all aspects of customer service, event planning, and marketing, including:

  • Develop campaigns and materials to raise awareness for NFI programming, fundraising
  • Assist with developing annual NFI marketing plan
  • Assist in updating NFI website, social media
  • Organize special events (attend as needed)
  • Write portions of NFI newsletter
  • Assist with annual fundraiser (“Hootenanny”) and other events

Commitment:  12-16 hours/week

Skills required:

  • Writing skills
  • Organized
  • Good sense of humor
  • Able to use creative marketing strategies
  • Able to juggle several projects with minimal supervision
  • Experience with Mac computer, Adobe Creative Suite (a plus not requirement)
Development Intern

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the founders of New Farm Institute on creating and implementing strategic development plan.
  • Research funding opportunities
  • Assist with grant writing
  • Help prepare for board meetings, develop advisory boards
  • Strengthen community partnerships by creating materials, giving presentations
  • Assist educators and administrative assistant in streamlining and organizing systems, other administrative tasks.

Commitment:  12-16 hours/week

Skills required:

  • Writing skills
  • Very organized
  • Self-directed, meets deadlines
  • Mac, Excel experience
  • Experience writing grant proposals
  • Experience researching funding opportunities
  • Flexible, good sense of humor
  • Able to juggle several projects with minimal supervision
Documentary Film Reporter

Responsibilities:

Document innovative service learning partnership between Austin Jewish Academy (AJA) and New Farm Institute at Green Gate Farms, March-May, 2015.

  • Film AJA’s group during weekly farm visits, service learning.
  • Work with Executive Director, teacher, and farm educators to develop film strategy and content
  • Interview necessary individuals for inclusion in documentary (i.e. principals, community members, etc.)
  • Create finished product shared through social media, local media, schools, farm website, etc.

Commitment:  12-16 hours/week through early December, 2015, or until the project is complete.

Skills required:

  • Access to videography equipment, including post-production equipment
  • Experience in videography, including video production and post-production
  • Familiar with Avid, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop
  • Experience with digital story telling, documentary creation, or journalism
  • Interest in documenting education, community service, social justice, sustainable agriculture, etc.
  • Good sense of humor
  • Organized and reliable
  • Available to film the majority of footage on Fridays between 10am and 2pm
  • Connections with UT Film school or professional organizations (preferred)

Food Justice Advocate

Responsibilities:

Work to create a more sustainable and just food system for Austin and Bastrop.

  • Increase awareness of NFI’s community initiatives in our immediate neighborhood and beyond
  • Create partnerships with organizations working on food justices, identify project opportunities
  • Maintain NFI social media updates on its community service projects
  • Identify qualified candidates for farm scholarships
  • Manage Pavilion project, Monthly Farmer Forum, community outreach

Commitment:  12-16 hours/week

Skills required:

  • Writing skills
  • Good sense of humor
  • Able to juggle several projects with minimal supervision
  • Passion for sustainable food, social justice
  • Spanish speaker a plus
Food Justice Advocate

Responsibilities:

Document innovative service learning partnership between Austin Jewish Academy (AJA) and New Farm Institute at Green Gate Farms, March-May, 2015.

    • Film AJA’s group during weekly farm visits, service learning.
    • Work with Executive Director, teacher, and farm educators to develop film strategy and content
    • Interview necessary individuals for inclusion in documentary (i.e. principals, community members, etc.)
    • Create finished product shared through social media, local media, schools, farm website, etc.

Commitment: 12-16 hours/week through early December 2015, or until the project is complete.

Skills required:

      • Access to videography equipment, including post-production equipment
      • Experience in videography, including video production and post-production
      • Familiar with Avid, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop
      • Experience with digital storytelling, documentary creation, or journalism
      • Interest in documenting education, community service, social justice, sustainable agriculture, etc.
      • Good sense of humor
      • Organized and reliable
      • Available to film the majority of footage on Fridays between 10am and 2pm
      • Connections with UT Film school or professional organizations (preferred)
Social Media and Farm Reporter

Responsibilities:

Assist Executive Director with all aspects of social media, public relations, and marketing, including:

      • Create 2015-2016 editorial calendar for NFI
      • Write articles, take photos of farm events, service learning, and other farm news for weekly NFI blog
      • Create/maintain media list, pitch reporters
      • Organize and maintain photograph library
      • Increase farm photo library, including stock photos and event photos
      • Create and execute calendar of posts to Facebook, Twitter and other social media

Commitment:  12-16 hours/week

Skills required:

      • Writing skills
      • Organized
      • Good sense of humor
      • Able to develop creative marketing strategies
      • Able to juggle several projects with minimal supervision
      • Skilled photographer (with personal equipment)
      • Connections with School of Journalism or professional organizations (preferred)
      • Experience with Mac computers, Adobe Creative Suite (a plus not requirement)
Farm-Based Education Intern

Responsibilities:

Assist with teaching students, ages 5-17, and teachers who visit our urban farm.

      • Assist farm educators in creating materials, activities, and curriculum for both guided and self-guided tours, service learning projects, field trips, and farm camp
      • Strengthen ties to local schools
      • Assist with day and weeklong farm camps
      • Assist with creation and scheduling of workshops, programs, activities

Commitment:  12-16 hours/week, including selected Saturdays mornings.

Skills required:

      • Experienced in education and child development
      • Experience with gardening or agriculture (preferred)
      • Self-directed and reliable
      • Organized
      • Outgoing and willing to work with diverse populations
      • Passionate about organic agriculture and nature-based learning
      • Work with minimal supervision
      • Spanish speaker a plus

Please email us at info@newfarminstitute.org for more information.

 

Contact Us

Green Gate Farms
8310 Canoga Ave
Austin, TX 78724

Email: info@greengatefarms.net
Phone: 512-484-2746