IDEAS For Us | June 2, 2016

Intern with Fleet Farming this Summer!

Fleet Farming strives to reduce the environmental impact of food production through a pedal-powered, hyperlocal urban farming model that creates a culture of health and vibrant ecosystems by: teaching an intergenerational fleet of volunteers how to grow their own food, activating and re-engaging the community through biweekly Swarm Rides, and creating a breathe free and biodiverse environment through emissions-free, organic farming.


Join our team this summer as an intern with our Fleet Farming program! See position details below.
All interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Ricardo Williams at [email protected]

Position Title: Fleet Farming Intern (assigned to Fleet Fruits)
Reports To: Farming Coordinator
Location: Orlando, Florida
Status: 10-15 Hours/Week
Education: College enrollment (recommended)
Compensation: Unpaid; Course Credit available

Position Description
Interning for the Fleet Farming program is ideal for someone who is passionate about local, organic food and interested in furthering their experience in the world of urban farming. This particular position will focus on our gleaning program, Fleet Fruits. Interns will assist on location with locating fruit trees, harvesting fruit, and distribution of produce. Through the program, the intern will learn about food waste, growing fruit, sustainability, localizing food, time management, effectively working in groups, community outreach, and much more. Applicants should be eager to learn, hard working with a positive attitude, and have a sense of humor. All duties + responsibilities listed below are facilitated under close observation through a mentor-trainee relationship.

• Collecting and processing fruit from registered trees
• Communicating with fruit tree owners
• Assist in finding outlets for produce distribution
• Outreach for more fruit trees
• Assist in farmlette maintenance
• Assist in mapping and profiling fruit trees
• Researching harvesting schedules for fruit tree varieties
• Commuting with Farm Coordinator to plots and trees
• Propagation of existing trees
• Additional tasks that may arise to carry out the success of the program

• Some experience in farming/gardening
• Basic knowledge of plants/fruit trees
• Ability to learn quickly
• Must love biking
• Positive attitude, sense of humor is a plus
• Strong teamwork skills
• College student (preferred)

• Resume-building experience and references
• Inside experience with a highly active and United Nations-accredited non-governmental organization