Alchemist CDC regularly works with college and university students (pre and post-graduate) to offer them an exciting opportunity to work directly with community members. Students gain hands-on work and service experience, and Alchemist’s projects benefit greatly from the knowledge and enthusiasm of its interns.
It’s wonderful to see Alchemist volunteers and interns go on to do exciting new things, and it’s safe to say the experience one gains working with us can help build careers in community service. For example, Amy Edmonds, who completed an internship with us, went on to work for the Ecology Center’s Farmers’ Market EBT Program as Program Assistant and is currently an Analyst at the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UCSF. Some other intern success stories include one who went on to work for an urban gardening non-profit educating youth on gardening; another has served on our board of directors for six years. To apply for an internship, send your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Current internship opportunities:
1) Farmers’ Market Intern — an outgoing, conscientious, and reliable morning person to facilitate processing of CalFresh benefits so that EBT card users can buy fresh produce; to deliver health and nutrition information. We are especially looking for interns with Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday morning availability. For a full description of the current internship position, please click here.
2) Pansy Ave. Garden and Community Space Intern – Excellent internship for a “people person”. This internship is available to graduate, post-graduate and non-student applicants. It is focused on taking a leadership role in community engagement and planning. For a full description of the current internship position, please click here.
3) Green Alley Project -This internship is available to graduate, post-graduate and non-student applicants. It is focused on taking a leadership role in community engagement combined with volunteer coordination and hands-on “get your hands dirty” work. For a full description of the current internship position, please click here.
Alchemist CDC is also open to crafting an internship position around your academic and career goals, focusing on such skills and programs as: Policy change, community outreach and engagement, social justice collaboration, vacant lot revitalization, marketing, evaluations, and social media.