The Fruit Tree Stewardship Intern will aid in the implementation of Portland Fruit Tree Project's Fruit Tree Stewardship programs by assisting in the coordination our Tree Care Teams program and Tree Care Workshop series, and helping us maintain our existing Community Orchard sites.
Time commitment: 12-20 hours per week for 26 weeks (schedule is somewhat flexible, 312 total hours minimum) Monday January 4th, 2016 - Monday June 30th, 2016
Location: You would be working primarily out of PFTP headquarters in NE Portland, but will be traveling throughout the City of Portland for site visits and events.
This internship is unpaid, but the rewards are many - including a great learning experience and the unique opportunity to be a part of a vibrant and growing organization.
Work with PFTP staff and volunteers to plan and co-lead tree care events
(e.g. Tree Care Team sessions, Tree Care Workshops, and tree care work parties.)
Work with PFTP staff to maintain PFTP's Community Orchard sites
Receive new tree registrations and communicate with registered tree owners
Conduct volunteer outreach & workshop publicity at local events and via email, as needed.
Perform related tracking, record-keeping, and data entry
Potential for additional projects (depending on the intern's skill set and time commitment)
Physical ability to lift up to 40 lbs, climb ladders, and care for trees in a variety of settings including on soft ground, uneven ground and steep slopes.
Flexible schedule to include many weekends and occasional evenings.
Familiar and comfortable with computers, including email, word processing spreadsheets, etc.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Self-motivated and well-organized.
Ability to engage in positive, professional manner with diverse populations, including project participants, partners, volunteers, and the general public.
Able to work both independently and collaboratively.
Commitment to the mission/goals of Portland Fruit Tree Project.
Regular and reliable attendance.
Knowledge/experience with fruit trees
Interest or experience in urban agriculture and/or community food security
Experience working with volunteers and/or leading groups
Experience with low-income communities
Familiarity with Portland geography and local communities
Valid driver's license & active car insurance
Applications due by Monday December 7th
To apply, please send a cover letter and one-page resume to Bob Hatton: bob [at] portlandfruit.org
Please email gareth [at] portlandfruit.org or call (503-284-6106) if you have questions about this position.