Haley House, a 48-year-old non-profit in Boston, operates a soup kitchen, food pantry, community garden, and housing program in the South End and a Bakery Cafe in Dudley Square. Haley House is seeking five or six interns for summer 2015 to work both in the soup kitchen and in our urban gardening projects. Internships are unpaid, though room and board are provided.
Haley House's summer internship runs from early June until mid September, with different time-frames possible, ranging from 2-4 months with flexibility in end and start date. It is a unique opportunity for people who wish to directly serve the disenfranchised while living in an intentional community. This internship is structured to accommodate the summer availability of most college students but is open to applicants of all backgrounds and life stages.
The core responsibility of a summer intern is befriending the guests who come to our soup kitchen while providing meals (and managing our food pantry) - 3 to 4 shifts weekly (about 12 to 16 hours). Support work such as food shopping, recycling, community meetings, etc. demand approximately 2 to 4 additional hours per week. The second half of the internship consists of work in our Urban Garden Projects.
Urban Gardens Project
Because it is summer, our urban gardens will require significant tending. We welcome those interested in a gardening placement from 10 to 20 hours per week above and beyond one's soup kitchen service. Actual gardening skills and experience are also highly valued. Descriptions of the gardens are as follows:
McKinley Garden: The McKinley Collaborative Garden Project, or "McKinley Garden" for short, is Haley House's urban community agriculture collaboration with the McKinley South End Academy. As a summer intern, you'll be doing everything from planting seeds to building hoop houses.
Hawthorne Garden Project: Haley House has partnered with Hawthorne Community Center, an after school center for children 5-18 years old to develop an educational garden and community space for community members and the surrounding neighborhood. What was previously a vacant lot behind the community center is now being transformed into a space for many potential urban greening projects.
More information can be found at our website: http://haleyhouse.org/internships
**Garden candidates do not need to submit a reference. If they could instead detail their gardening/farming experience, that would be very helpful!**
For further details about the Summer Internship contact Deena at firstname.lastname@example.org or begin the application process by submitting the summer internship form. The deadline for submitting the application is March 13th, 2015 at 5:00pm est. (Deadline updated from the website's March 6th deadline) We will inform you of our decision by April 3rd, 2015.