Internship Opportunities - Summer 2017

Social Media, Marketing, & Communications Internship

Internship Basics

We are building a summer team to grow and support Fertile Earth’s work. The Social Media, Marketing, and Communications Intern will serve as our voice in the online community. The intern in this position will manage our social media presence, newsletter communications, website updates, and market the compost pick-up service. Working with the Executive Director, the intern will design, implement, and complete a small project of their choosing over the course of the internship that sharpens their skills and is relevant to Fertile Earth. Expect to be challenged, but guidance and support will be plentiful. Specific knowledge about composting is helpful but not necessary. Some hands on composting is included as this experience is critical to effectively communicating on behalf of Fertile Earth. So yes, expect to get dirty on occasion!

Responsibilities

  1. Engage Fertile Earth’s online community through our social media accounts (Facebook and Instagram) and researching content for newsletter campaigns.
  2. Market the compost pick-up service.
  3. Curate and add content to Fertile Earth’s website using Square Space platform.
  4. Work collaboratively with FEF team.
  5. Design, implement, and complete a project.

Time Commitment

  • 2-3 month summer internship
  • 10 hours per week (this includes attending weekly meetings and monthly compost workshops)

Qualifications

  • Must love compost, or at the very least be interested in learning a lot about it.
  • Experience with social media (personal experience is acceptable). Working knowledge of square space and mail chimp preferred.
  • Attention to detail, excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Flexibility and a sense of humor appreciated.
  • Access to a computer, internet, and transportation. 

Compensation

This internship is not paid; however, there are several nonmonetary benefits that you can gain from this experience. How much you benefit is up to you!

Location

Miami, FL. Some workshops will be at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Most work can de done remotely but team meetings are required.

How to Apply 

If the description speaks to you, email Melissa Selem (Melissa@fertileearth.org) with some background information about yourself, and why you’d like to intern with us. Please write “Communications Intern” in your email subject line.


Compost Apprentice Internship

Responsibilities

  1. Learn compost best management practices.
  2. Run compost pick-up on Wednesday mornings. 
  3. Help facilitate compost workshops. 
  4. Work collaboratively with FEF team.
  5. Design, implement and complete a project. 

Time Commitment

  • 2-3 month summer internship
  • 10 hours per week, this includes attending weekly meetings and monthly compost workshops

Qualifications

  • Must love compost, or at the very least be interested in learning a lot about it.
  • A car or truck, valid drivers license, and auto insurance are required and be willing to transport sealed bins of food scraps for compost.
  • Able to lift 15 pounds, use a pitchfork, and shovel.
  • Flexibility and a sense of humor appreciated.
  • Access to a computer and internet.  

Compensation 
This internship is not paid, however travel costs will be reimbursed. 

Location
Miami, FL. Most work will be at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. 

How to Apply
If the description speaks to you, email Melissa Selem (Melissa@fertileearth.org) with some background information about yourself, and why you’d like to intern with us. Please write “Compost Apprentice” in your email subject line.