About VINES & Our Community
VINES is Binghamton, NY based organization committed to developing a just and sustainable food system through community gardening & urban agriculture. VINES’ programs serve a diverse population and we are committed to building a diverse staff to lead our programming and support our community.
Binghamton is an extremely affordable community to live in, has the benefits of an urban city center in close proximity to a beautiful rural landscape with a lot of outdoor activities, and was recently named “the fifth-best Northeast city to live in after the coronavirus pandemic”. Binghamton is home to Binghamton University and is located in the Southern Tier of New York, along the border of PA and is 3.5 hours to NYC, 1 hour to Syracuse & Ithaca, and 2.5 hours from Albany.
Spring MPA Intern
VINES is searching for a Spring MPA intern from Binghamton University to assist with specific administrative projects that will support and improve the organization’s fundraising efforts, allow VINES to better serve new Americans and refugees, and create communication materials to promote VINES’ educational workshops. Intern Request Sheet.
Email cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject heading “MPA Intern Spring 2022.” DEADLINE: 11/15/2021 at NOON
VINES Community Garden Spring Internship (UNPAID)
Spring 2022 (February -May 2021)
The VINES Community Garden Spring Intern will assist with the community organizing and management of VINES’ 20 different community gardens across the Triple Cities area. This outwardly-focused individual will help nearly 500 diverse households grow food and community in shared urban spaces.
Responsibilities include: Outreach to community members of diverse backgrounds regarding community garden membership, new community garden proposals, and educational programs (via social media, phone calls, and flyering as-needed); Collecting, entering, and analyzing data related to the community garden program and Green Thumb educational programming; Transporting plants, tools, and materials to and from community garden sites; Assisting with trainings (online and/or in-person) and garden work-day projects, including garden builds, planting days, garden design and installation. You may be assigned to support a specific garden or geographic cluster of garden sites.
Intern will learn: Gardening basics, including seed starting, transplanting, soil fertility management, organic pest and disease management, landscape maintenance and garden design; Social media design and data management. The VINES Community Garden Intern will also have to the opportunity to help other programs at VINES, including tabling and outreach at events to promote VINES programs, assisting with workdays at the Binghamton Urban Farm, etc.
Bilingual and multilingual applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a strong interest in understanding Community Gardening and food justice, a passion for working with and listening to people of diverse backgrounds, and a willingness to learn both hands-on gardening, office, and people skills. Intern must be available occasional evenings and weekends. Reliable transportation and the ability to lift 50 lbs preferred.
Email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “VINES Community Garden Internship” to apply. DEADLINE: 11/15/2021 at NOON
VINES Urban Farm Spring Internship (UNPAID)
Spring 2022 (February -May 2021)
The VINES Urban Farm Spring Intern will assist in the day to day work required at the VINES Urban Farm built on formerly vacant lots in downtown Binghamton. Responsibilities include: General garden and orchard care, working with community members and community partner organizations, and working with other VINES staff to ensure a successful growing season.
Intern will learn about seed starting, soil fertility management, crop planning, and a diversity of other agricultural techniques. The VINES Urban Farm Intern will also have to the opportunity to help other programs at VINES, including tabling and outreach at events to promote VINES programs, assisting with workdays at VINES Community Gardens, distribute flyers for events, and perform office duties as needed.
Candidate should have strong written and oral communications skills, interest in understanding urban farming and food security and be an organized, detail-oriented individual capable of working independently. Intern must be available occasional evenings and weekends. Must also have reliable transportation and the ability to lift 50lb.
Email cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject heading “VINES Urban Farm Spring Internship” to apply. DEADLINE: 11/15/2021 at NOON