National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library Internship

Internship: Sustainable Food Coordinator

This intern will work with the Museum’s Heritage Garden to help establish it as a site for telling stories about immigrant food producers–current and past; and to inquire into the role of the garden and the Museum in current issues around food insecurity and food justice.

Key Responsibilities:

  • In coordination with Feed Iowa First and Metro High School, the intern will help to implement an educational series of public programming around food sustainability, immigrant farming practices, and food insecurity
  • This person will be involved with the Museum’s Heritage Garden, which is an outdoor teaching space, including light upkeep and planning
  • Perform research into historic immigrant farming practice, as well as current immigrant populations’ practice around food, heritage, and gardening

Qualifications & Skills Preferred:

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • A passion for sustainable agriculture and/or immigrant narratives
  • Interest in a healthy and equitable food system
  • Ability to work across systems
  • Ability to perform light gardening work
  • Interest in mentoring a high school student
  • Commitment to teaching

Supervisor: Sarah Henderson, K-12 Learning Specialist