Farm Aquaponics Intern

Jccs Of North America Boulder , CO 80301

Posted 3 months ago


Organization: Boulder Jewish Community Center [Boulder JCC]

Job Title: Unpaid Farm Aquaponics Intern

Department: Programs

The Boulder JCC seeks a motivated, enthusiastic, and organized individuals to join our Fall 2019 Intern Cohort. This is an unpaid internship.

This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in nonprofit management, volunteer operations, marketing, program development, adult education or a career in the Jewish community. Interns will participate in activities that mirror the professional activities of their supervisor and be a part of a cohort which will go through an orientation, training, ongoing supervision, and evaluation.

You will have a direct supervisor who will work with you closely to set your own personal goals for your internship experience and help you develop marketable skills for your future. Our internship program also has a coordinator to support all the interns and supervisors.


  • You will be able to enjoy the programming at the Boulder JCC at no or low cost

  • Multiple opportunities for networking and socializing with the intern cohort throughout the semester

  • Leadership development and face time with Senior Leadership Team

You will have an opportunity to learn about farming practices through the principles of environmental sustainability, the ethical treatment of animals, and tzedakah or charity. The interns will be working directly with our Farm Director and Farm Educator, while gaining experience in organic farming skills including animal care, drip irrigation, cover cropping, cultivation, general plant care, greenhouse growing, and much more. Accepted applicants will also have the opportunity to explore the intersection of agriculture, education, and Judaism, through participation in our many programs.


Farm Work

  • Learn to help maintain Milk and Honey Farm under the direction of Farm Director:

  • Learn to weed, plant, and harvest

  • Help with goat care and chicken care

  • Learn to help maintain greenhouse aquaponic system

Farm Programs

  • Opportunity to help with farm programming for adults and children

  • Opportunity to help with Jewish holiday programing for families

  • Opportunity to help with sustainability programming for adults and children


  • Opportunity to help with documentation for social media and developing content for emails and website

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Passion for agriculture, horticulture, community farming, and/or Judaism

  • Ability to spend time in all kinds of weather conditions

  • Ability to learn collaboratively and individually

Qualified applicants: please send a letter of interest and a current resume.

Agency Information:


The Boulder JCC's mission is to provide programs and services based in Jewish values and traditions in a place where people of all ages and backgrounds gather to connect, exchange ideas, learn, and grow. The Boulder JCC is recognized for its innovative approaches to community engagement through meaningful experiences and philanthropy.

The Boulder JCC completed its 52,000 square foot facility in 2016, which sits on a beautiful 10-acre campus in East Boulder. As a community convener and one of the central addresses of Jewish life in Boulder County and beyond, the Boulder JCC prides itself on offering a wide array of community programming including one of the best Boulder preschools, day camps, and arts and culture programs serving infants, toddlers, youth, families, teens, young adults, and adults. The Boulder JCC further fulfills its mission by being a primary destination for all of Boulder County as a place for meetings, celebrations, fundraisers, and other community events.

The staff at the Boulder JCC is hard-working, collaborative, passionate, and committed to mission. The team is driven by a desire to serve the community broadly and deeply. The organization continually strives to improve its delivery of content and services with a focus on its values. The Boulder JCC endeavors to hire individuals who are committed to the organization's values, believe in the power of community, and want to help grow a dynamic organization.

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Farm Aquaponics Intern

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