Contact informationFarm Address:
116 John Street
Lowell, Massachusetts, 01852
Primary Contact: Maria E. Infante
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: TerraCorps is an environmental nonprofit that runs an AmeriCorps program in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. TerraCorps works at the intersection of land conservation, sustainable agriculture and food justice, and seeks to bridge the gap between the urban, rural and suburban land movements historically segregated by socio-economic divides. We do this by supporting AmeriCorps members who serve with nonprofit organizations across MA, RI, and CT to tackle issues around land access, sustainable agriculture, and conservation.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 8/30/2021
Internship Ends: 7/29/2022
Number of Internship Available: 80
Application Deadline: 8/6/21
Minimum Length of Stay: Full length of program, 11 months
Whether you are passionate about conservation, land access, or sustainable agriculture, TerraCorps is here to help you serve local communities and build professional skills through transformative experiences! Apply to serve with TerraCorps and join a cohort of passionate Members taking on dynamic projects that connect communities to the land.
TerraCorps is an AmeriCorps affiliated environmental nonprofit growing a more equitable ecosystem of people and organizations to protect and steward land for broader good. We do this by supporting AmeriCorps Members who serve with nonprofit organizations across Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut to tackle issues around land access, urban agriculture, and conservation. This year we are looking for 80 Members to join the TerraCorps team!
As a Member you will have the exciting opportunity to serve with one of our nonprofit partners, in one of five coordinator positions: Community Engagement Coordinator, Youth Education Coordinator, Land Stewardship Coordinator, Regional Collaboration Coordinator, or Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator.
Within your service year you will be able to develop and carry out capacity building projects; educate or train individuals; recruit, train, manage, and support community volunteers engaged in land-based activities; and identify new individuals and groups to participate in education, recreation, or service opportunities centered around land access and conservation. You will also receive extensive professional developments and trainings to better prepare you for the professional world.
Members serve in full-time (38 hour/week), 11-month positions from August 30st, 2020- July 29th, 2022. These 1,700-hour AmeriCorps positions receive a living allowance and are eligible for health insurance coverage, childcare assistance, federal loan forbearance, an education award, and additional AmeriCorps benefits.
Application specifics, position descriptions, and additional information about how to apply can be found at https://terracorps.org/member-position-listing/
Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Interviews begin late-April, and we aim to fill all positions by mid-August
AmeriCorps programs provide equal service opportunities. TerraCorps will recruit and select persons for all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive community. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and varying experiences, including people with disabilities, people of color, and LGBTQIA individuals. We will provide reasonable accommodations for interviews and services upon request. TerraCorps is a grant program of the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Educational Opportunities: This AmeriCorps program provides professional development opportunities.
Skills Desired: No
Stipend: Yes, $16,200 is the living allowance. Health insurance, education award and other benefits are also available.
Preferred method of Contact: https://terracorps.org/member-position-listing/