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  Job Description

Are you looking to deepen your connection to the Worcester community, gain experience in youth work, and be a part of our local food justice movement?

The Regional Environmental Council’s YouthGROW Program is seeking to fill 4 internship positions to work with youth participants (ages 14-18) as part of the YouthGROW Summer Program, which is held on 2 youth-led urban farms on Oread Street in Main South and Grant Square Park in Bell Hill, Worcester.  Internships are unpaid but can be completed for academic credit. Activities during the summer program are based around sustainable agriculture, environmental and social justice, and youth activism. 


Schedule (approximate):

:: Spring Prep:  8 weeks, 7 hours/week (flexible times)

:: Summer Program:  7 weeks, 25 hours/week Tues, Wed, and Thurs (July, August)


:: August Follow-up:  1 week in late August (4hours, flexible)


Responsibilities Include:


::   Facilitating group activities with youth including icebreakers, small group farmwork tasks, and youth led group projects

::   Supporting staff to maintain positive and productive environment on both farms during group discussions, farm work, and team project time

::   Assisting staff with logistics including purchasing program supplies, set up and break down, and weekly prep

::   Mentoring young people, keeping team motivation up, and helping foster youth leadership.


::   Supervision during orientation camping trip, weekly service learning trips, and end of season Beach Day


Skills/What We’re Looking For:

::   Experience working with teens in a positive mentor role

::   Dedication to youth empowerment, environmental and social justice

::   Access to reliable transportation

::   Available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays July and August, and other prep. times (flexible)

::   Pluses: Bilingual, experience living or working in Main South/Bell Hill neighborhoods, skills in carpentry or experience in farming


How To Apply: 

Send resume and cover letter by fax or email by April 1st.  If applying by email, include “Youth Mentor Internship” in the subject line. The Regional Environmental Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.


Grace Sliwoski

ATTN: Youth Mentor

Fax: 508-799-9147




  Metro Area Worcester MA
  Job Location City Worcester
  Job Location State Virginia
  Job Location Zip 01610
  Job Location Country United States
  Job Category Youth Programs
  Prefered Experience 1 year(s)
  Job Type Internship
  Language 1 English ( Speak Read )  
  Language 2 Spanish ( Speak Read )  
  Job Posting Date Feb. 17, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name Regional Environmental Council, Inc.
  Organizational Focus Farming and Agriculture, Poverty and Hunger
  Contact Person Grace Silwoski
  Contact Phone (508) 799-9139
  Contact Fax none posted
  Contact Email
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