Rural & Migrant Ministry Seeks Summer Interns (New York State)

Rural & Migrant Ministry has openings for summer interns. RMM – throughout its thirty-seven year history – has worked with hundreds of interns from across the country providing experiential education in the areas of youth empowerment, advocacy and community leadership development. Interns have an opportunity to learn about: challenges farmworkers face in NY, issues around education and immigration, and the obstacles facing non-profit organizations working in this field.

Rural & Migrant Ministry is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization that works for the creation of a just, rural New York State through:
• Nurturing leadership
• Standing with the disenfranchised, especially farmworkers and rural workers
• Changing unjust systems and structure

Internships take place from June 4th through August 17th and a limited number of positions offer a $2,500 stipend. All positions offer housing for interns who come from outside the area, and access to a shared vehicle. Interns who stay until the 17th to help with Summer Camp receive a week of vacation in the midst of the summer session. We value applicants who can provide their own funding through fellowships and we can help potential interns apply for funding at any point.

Internships are available in the following regions:
• Lyons, New York (western NY near Lake Ontario)
• Mid-Hudson Valley
• Catskills
• East End of Long Island

Requirements for all placements:
• A commitment to justice
• Driver’s license
• A willingness to work irregular hours and drive a lot of miles
• Respect for people of all backgrounds
• Pledge to maintain open communication with fellow staff and interns
• Proficiency in Spanish, Haitian Creole, or Jamaican Patois is preferred, but not always required
• If receiving housing, must commit to communal living agreements and participate in site maintenance

See position descriptions and application instructions here.

PRIORITY DEADLINE March 26th, 2018