Internships

Cultivating Organic Food, Communities, and Farmers

Internships
Green Gate and New Farm Institute have several Internships available. Please email us at info@newfarminstitute.org for more information on any the positions available. We’re currently looking for 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

Compensation includes veggies and course credit! Please email us at info@newfarminstitute.org for more information on any the positions available.

All interns receive organic vegetables, plus other benefits (e.g., camping, canoeing, etc.), in exchange for field and/or administrative work.

Contact Us

Green Gate Farms
8310 Canoga Ave
Austin, TX 78724

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