Internships with NECIC

Join Our Team: NECIC Internship Opportunities 

Are you passionate about making a positive impact in your community? NECIC is looking for dedicated interns from diverse backgrounds to join our team and gain valuable non-profit career experience in Community Organizing and Local Food and Urban Agriculture.

What You Can Expect

Work across multiple locations, including our Main Office, Community Outreach Center, and the NECIC Urban Farm.  Be paired with a dedicated team member who will serve as your mentor throughout the internship.  Commit to a minimum of 40 hours per week over a rewarding 10-week period.  Pay: $12/hr.  See below for more information and to find out how to apply.

Internship- Urban Farm/Local Food

Duties & Responsibilities:

 NECIC is searching for college students for 2023- 2024 Winter Intern position. This intern will be for general support of NECIC North End Local Food Initiatives (NELFI). Intern will support new and existing NELFI programs and will work under the supervision of the NECIC Farmer. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide direct support for local food, urban farm, and gardening initiatives.
  • Monitor Needs of community gardens 
  • Assist with planning and/or delivery of garden and food education classes for youth and adults, including youth garden clubs
  • Assist with urban agriculture projects at NECIC’s Teaching Garden (including the micro farm project in partnership with OSU-M) and community gardens in our community garden network. This includes but is not limited to site preparation; garden maintenance; building/installing raised beds and other garden structures; and tracking Teaching Garden data (harvests, sales, volunteer hours, compost diverted from landfills).
  • Recruit and train volunteers to support the North End Farmers Market (NEFM), NECIC Teaching Garden, and community gardens in our network
  • Assist with promoting, setting up, operating, and tearing down the NEFM
  • Assist with community outreach to promote resident engagement in gardening and local foods initiatives


  • Must be a student enrolled in an accredited college, university, or trade program
  • Must be a self-starter
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Able to work independently and within a team
  • Able to work well with individuals of diverse ages, racial, and economic backgrounds
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and insurance
  • Interest in asset-based community development, local food systems, gardening, urban farming, and be comfortable doing outdoor garden activities
  • Able to do some physical work like carrying soil, plants, gardening tools, etc.

 Ready to take the first step? Send your cover letter and resume to to apply!



North End Community Improvement Collaborative
134 N. Main St., Mansfield, Ohio 44902

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