Summer internships 2019

Summer internships 2019

19/04/2019 17:13 DUE TO THE EASTER HOLIDAYS WE’VE EXTENDED THE APPLICATION DEADLINE TO FRIDAY 3RD MAY AT 13:00 UK TIME

Dates: Monday 17th June to Saturday 7th September

Reporting to: Managing Director

Weekly stipend: £62.50

Hours of work: 35 per week

Days of work: Monday to Wednesday and Friday to Saturday

Number of positions available: Two

Organisation description

Formally established in 2017, Jubilee Community Benefit Society is a Christian and cooperative creation care organisation working for the benefit of both a geographical community of all backgrounds and beliefs, the town of Larne and the surrounding area of East and South Antrim, and a community of interest, the churches of Ireland. We define creation care as environmental and agricultural stewardship that incorporates flourishing and fairness, welfare and wellbeing. In seeking to implement this holistic vision, our mission is to practice and promote care farming, community-supported agriculture (CSA), and conservation education and engagement. Visit www.jubilee.coop for more information.

Project description

In purchasing and developing Jubilee Farm, the first community-owned farm in Northern Ireland, we aim to produce a range of high-quality, certified-organic food that is healthy, humane, fair and sustainable, while also providing a series of care farming, and conservation education and engagement services, that inspire, inform and benefit those who take part in them. The summer interns will work with staff, volunteers and other stakeholder across each of these areas, but with a primary focus on the market garden. As well as contributing to our CARE (Care farming for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and the Environment) project on a weekly basis, summer interns will also be involved in delivering our Bioblitz Festival of Science and Nature in June and planning our attendance at our first agricultural show in August. Interns will also complete a short individual project over the course of the internship program.

The role will be five days/35 hours per week 12 weeks, from Monday 17th June to Saturday 7th September with up to one week’s holiday included. The role will be approximately 40% horticulture, 20% care farming, 10% livestock, 10% education and engagement and 20% personal project.

Accommodation will be provided in single bedrooms with a shared bathroom at a Jubilee board member’s house in Whitehead, a short 15 minute train ride away. A weekly stipend will be provided to cover food and transport costs.

Role requirements

Essential criteria

  • Aged 18+
  • Willingness to work within Jubilee’s Christian ethos.
  • Experience of working outdoors and of physical labour.
  • A motivated, flexible and innovative approach to work, able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Relevant legal permission to work/intern in the UK.

Desirable criteria:

  • Current or previous qualification in a relevant subject.
  • Experience of working in a market garden.
  • Experience of working with the general public.

Application

Please send a 2 page CV as well as 1 page covering letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the role and why you are interested in the role to mail@jubilee.coop by 1pm UK time on Friday 3rd May 2019. The CV must include the details of 2 referees, including your current or most recent employer or academic supervisor.

Interviews will be held by Skype in early May. For more information contact mail@jubilee.coop

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