Business / Organization Name: 
Nuestras Raices
Contact Person: 
Jonathan Surrency
Phone Number: 
413.535.1789 ext.2
Street Address: 
329 Main St
City: 
Holyoke
State: 
MA
Zip Code: 
01040
Job Title: 
Urban Forestry Intern
Job Description: 
Nuestras Raices is partnering with the city of Holyoke to implement an ambitious USFS Water Quality Grant, administered through their Urban and Community Forestry Program. The objective of the grant is to increase urban tree-canopy cover to accomplish two important goals: reduce summer heating costs and reduce storm water runoff. Our role in this project will be to work with property owners to install canopy and fruit providing trees in settings that will contribute toward these two goals. The Urban Forestry Intern will be tasked with performing research and outreach in support of this program. Specific responsibilities include: - Research and provide documentation regarding benefits of urban forestry. - Review high-priority planting locations in the draft planting plan. Walk neighborhoods to identify opportunities for tree planting on residential, commercial and public properties including vacant lots and brownfield and greyfield sites. - Develop and distribute outreach materials for owner-occupied, landlord, commercial and public spaces and coordinate planting locations, species, maintenance agreements, etc. - Research appropriate food-producing tree species to incorporate into project - Implement pilot rain-barrel irrigation project and participating households
Stockbridge Majors: 
Aboriculture
Landscape Contracting
Application Deadline: 
Monday, September 8, 2014
Application Requirements (resume, cover letter, etc.): 
Email jsurrency@nuestras-raices.org with your resume and cover letter.
Minimum Qualifications: 
- Demonstrated organizational and communication skills - Experience with and/or understanding of arboriculture principles - Interest in urban planning and urban forestry - Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred
Wage, Salary & Benefits Description: 
- Paid internship - 10 hrs/week - Minimum one academic-semester commitments - 2 semester or longer commitment preferred (fall/spring + summer)