Portland Fruit Tree Project: Apply to be a Communications & Development Intern! Deadline is Wed, March 28th
Posted by Hannah Cherry
Communications & Development Intern
The Comms & Devo intern will primarily support the Communications & Office Coordinator in creating and implementing social media and print/digital media campaigns, writing and editing press releases, and promoting Portland Fruit Tree Project’s programs and events. Additionally, the intern will assist with data entry, grant and donation processing, and fundraising and event planning and support, along with other basic office management tasks, as needed.
Time commitment: 12-20 hours per week for 6 months OR 15-25 hours for 3 months. The internship is slated to start the beginning of April. For the right candidate, we can be flexible on exact timing of start and end dates. Please visit this page for a full position description and how to apply: http://portlandfruit.org/communications-and-development-intern-(spring-summer-2017)
About the Organization
Portland Fruit Tree Project (PFTP) is a grassroots nonprofit that provides a community-based solution to a critical and growing need: access to healthy food. By empowering neighbors to share in the harvest and care of urban fruit trees, we curb waste, strengthen communities, beautify urban spaces, and create sustainable ways for people to access locally-grown fruit.
In 2017, PFTP plans to organize 85 fruit tree harvesting events, which will bring together hundreds of volunteers to harvest 45,000 pounds of fruit that might otherwise go to waste. We will donate 50% of that fruit to local food banks, food pantries, and health clinics for people who need it most. PFTP will also continue to cultivate 5 (public) community orchards, where we will provide 75+ educational events focused on various aspects of organic fruit tree care.