Call for Interns: Help Build a Beautiful Green Park at the Rodney Reservoir
We seek student interns interested in issues like community engagement, environmental sustainability and gardening. Interns will help create, promote, and document the story of the Rodney Reservoir Community Design Project happening this month. Interns may also engage in summer projects beyond the June charrette. We seek high school and college students and recent graduates. Priority will be given to applicants located in Wilmington who are available on event dates.
About the Project
Green for the Greater Good is a neighborhood organization that has been advocating for the past year to transform Wilmington’s Rodney Reservoir into a unique public greenspace that residents of all ages and abilities can enjoy and use. To make this special park a reality, we need broad community involvement to develop a vision for the future of the site. To help the community work together to develop a common vision, we have partnered with faculty from the University of Delaware’s Living Lab to facilitate a design charrette with our community.
A charrette is an intensive design process that brings together multiple stakeholders to learn about the historical and cultural importance of a particular site, to discuss the benefits of community greening at that location, and to brainstorm and evaluate design concepts for the site’s future use. Most importantly, the charrette will be an opportunity for the community to share input about the features and amenities they would like to see in a future park and to voice other priorities and concerns.
The end result of this design charrette will be a set of ideas for what’s possible for the site. We will use these ideas and the power of our broadened coalition to continue to develop and advocate for our vision.
About the Internship
We seek Interns to work alongside volunteers and undergraduate fellows and professors from the University of Delaware to plan, promote, deliver, and disseminate the outcomes of the charrette. It is also possible to engage in projects related to environmental advocacy and community organizing work beyond the charrette events.
Priority Dates: Now to June 30 (Key dates include June 13th and June 22nd when the charrette will be held, but the opportunity extends beyond this timeframe.)
Interns will have an opportunity to shape their roles. Here are some key focus areas:
Outreach and Promotion: help promote the event via social media, networking, and canvassing door-to-door.
Event Planning and Delivery: help strategize to make the event and the future park relevant to our community’s youth and help run the event sessions overall.
Visual/Storytelling: create promotional materials, capture event sessions through photographs, videos and artistic renderings, and help capture ideas generated by the process in visual terms.
Oral History: help design and launch an oral history project to capture our neighbor’s memories of the Rodney Reservoir of the past.
Please send an email or video expressing interest to email@example.com. In your message, please introduce yourself, express why you would like to be an intern for this project and what focus area interests you, and mention any skills you have that you think might be relevant. Finally, please state whether you are available on 6/13 and 6/22.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you!!!