Internship Program

THANK YOU TO OUR INTERNS

2014
ILVANIA MENDOZA, New York Institute of Technology, Graphic Design
LISA HORWITZ, Office Intern
KARL NICOLEAU, Greenhouse Intern
GABRIELA KROL, Greenhouse Intern
JASMINE HOLDER, Greenhouse Intern
AUGUST BRENNAN, Greenhouse Intern

2013
ILVANIA MENDOZIA, New York Institute of Technology, Graphic Design
LISETTE TIBURCIO, SUNY Morrisville, Greenhouse maintenance
ANGELA CHANG, Greenhouse maintenance
EUGENE STUMPF, VP at Equator, LLC, Greenhouse maintenance
SAVANNA PUCKETT, Kold College, Denmark, Greenhouse maintenance
ELINA LUMBROSO, Science-Po, Lyon, Greenhouse maintenance
CAMILLE DAVIS, McGill, Greenhouse maintenance
LIS DEL CARMEN, Graduated, Greenhouse maintenance
ROSS YOUMANS Graduated, Greenhouse maintenance
ROGER LIAO, New York Institute of Technology, PR
VICTORIA LASISI,New York Institute of Technology, Graphic Design

2012
JESSICA JARDINEL New York Institute of Technology, Graphic Design
CHRIS BEATTY The New School/Parsons, Graphic Design & Greenhouse maintenance
ROSIE EATWELL-WHITE University of London, Greenhouse maintenance
BEN LEER Graduated, Greenhouse maintenance
TALIA CALNEK-SUGIN Williams College, Greenhouse maintenance
MATT FULTON UC Berkeley, Greenhouse maintenance
JACOB KIM Graduated, Teaching Assistant
BARRIE COHEN Graduated, Greenhouse maintenance
UMME HONEY Bronx Lab High School, Teaching Assistant
DANA BOURNE Columbia University, Teaching Assistant
DANA FOLIGNO Graduated,Teaching Assistant
DEVIN MALBREAUX Bronx Lab High School, Teaching Assistant

 

NY Sun Works 2015 Summer Internships

NY Sun Works is incredibly fortunate to have passionate and engaging interns working with us on all aspects of our programming. Some assist with maintaining our science laboratories and supporting our partner school teachers, while others work behind the scenes, helping with graphic design for our curriculum and event materials.

We could not do what we do within our budget without the tireless efforts of our volunteers.

The NY Sun Works summer internship is open to current college students and recent graduates. We are currently looking for two summer interns available to work July 7 – September 4 (dates are flexible). Our summer session internship will require a minimum of 10 hours per week spread out over no less than three sessions per week.

Internships are unpaid at this time, however, many students can earn academic credit for their time at NY Sun Works, or can receive one Unlimited Monthly MetroCard for each month of their internship. The right candidates must: show an interest in urban agriculture, have basic construction skills, and be NYC-based.

Hydroponic Systems Building + Farming (Summer Session)

Selected applicants work with our Greenhouse Manager in hydroponic systems construction and maintenance at a handful of sites in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx. Interns will be involved in each step of the construction process and will end the program with 3-4 weeks of hands-on growing experience at our newest greenhouse in
Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The internship does not require previous hydroponic growing experience. Interns must be able to keep a schedule, be comfortable working with basic power tools and be okay with working in a greenhouse setting.

Some topics covered include:

• hydroponic systems construction (NFT, Dutch Bucket, Tower Garden, etc.)
• hydroponic greenhouse start-up
• basic hydroponic systems operation (pH + EC monitoring, plant pest management)
• basic hydroponic farming technique (seeding, transplanting)
• basic aquaponics operation (system cycling, water quality tracking)
• growing space upkeep (cleaning and sterilizing equipment)

NY Sun Works 2015 Summer Internship

Internship Application Instructions

Address as many prompts as you would like from the list below. The framework of your response can be any medium that you feel best portrays who you are. Submissions may be formatted as essays or letters, or as links to a video, blogentry, or photo essay (please do not email video attachments). Submissions are not restrained to only these formats. Be as creative as you wish!

(1) What about NY Sun Works and our mission speaks to you? How do you see yourself contributing to NYSW and what do you hope to take away from this unique building experience?

(2) If you had the ability to develop your own agricultural space, what kind would you create and why? Have you ever designed or built your own growing structure?

(3) What have you built that you are most proud of?

(4) Who are you?

Please send your response along with your resume to Ashley King at ashley@nysunworks.org. You are welcome to also include a link to your personal blog, website, and/or Tumblr.

Due Date: June 5, 2015

Accepted applicants will be notified no later than June 8, 2015. Summer Internships will begin on July 7 and continue until September 4.

We are incredibly fortunate to have passionate and engaging interns working with us on all aspects of our programming. Some assist with maintaining our science laboratories and supporting our partner schools’ teachers, while others work behind the scenes, helping with graphic design for our curriculum and event materials.

We could not do what we do within our budget without the tireless efforts of our interns.