For-Credit Community Education Internship at UBC Farm – deadline Apr 10, 2017

Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm
Position Title: Community Education Intern

Interns are expected to enroll in the Career Development Internship course (LFS 496) for 6 credits in their respective programs. At the end of the 26-week research program, students will be eligible to receive course credit towards their UBC degree.

The Community Education Intern will work alongside the UBC Farm team on the following tasks:
• Coordinate workshop logistics with presenters and colleagues;
• Assistance with promotion of workshops through social media and other means;
• Monitor registration level and maintain database;
• Occasionally acting as workshop liaison;
• Analyze workshop registration data;
• Recruit new workshop presenters;
• Facilitate development of new “customized” workshop programming
• If time permits, provide administrative support for other adult educational programming

Preferred Qualifications
UBC student eligible for LFS 496
• High degree of organization and attention to detail
• Outstanding written and oral communication skills
• Capable of using excel to collect and organize data
• Comfortable using social media for promotion and marketing
• Ability to work both in a team and individual setting
• Interest and familiarity with sustainable living skills, especially those pertaining to food

Position Details
• May to December 2017
• 6-9 hours per week
• Flexible schedule to be determined with the candidate. Workshop liaising may require occasional evening or weekend duties.
• This is an unpaid, for credits, internship

How to apply
Along with your resume please write a brief letter (max. 500 words) outlining the following:
• The internship position you are applying for
• Why would you like to do this internship at the UBC Farm? How do you feel this experience will contribute to your overall learning and education at UBC?

Email resume, cover letter, and two professional/academic references to:

• Acceptable formats include text (within the body of the email), Microsoft Word, or Adobe PDF
• All applications should clearly refer to “UBC Farm Internship”
• Applications must be received no later than Monday, April 10th, 2017
• Please no phone calls
• More information about the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm can be found at

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