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[FERNDALE] – Get a summer job that pays well and has a purpose. Sullivan Renaissance has paid internship positions throughout Sullivan County for the 2015 summer season. The primary role of the interns is to assist with care of gardens and other elements of community projects throughout the county. More than a summer gardening job, the program is an opportunity to make a difference in the community, develop leadership skills and explore career opportunities.
Intern salaries range between $10.50 and $11 per hour depending on experience.
To be eligible applicants must be between the ages of 16-20 when they submit their application or resume, which is due March 31. Final candidates will participate in a personal interview. Those hired will attend orientation and training. Applications may be accessed by going to http://www.sullivanrenaissance.org/_doc/Intern_Application.pdf.
The work includes planting, watering, mulching, fertilizing, weeding, dead-heading of plants and related activities. Some interns also assist with administrative and organizational tasks connected to the community project. The leadership component allows interns to engage in discussion on current issues, meet with local leaders and participate in a day of service.
The Internship program is a collaboration between Sullivan Renaissance and the Sullivan County Center for Workforce Development.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers who help with 2015 Sullivan Renaissance projects are eligible to apply for two different college scholarships. The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Counties offers a limited number of scholarships to Sullivan County residents who make a significant contribution to a 2015 Renaissance project. The SUNY Sullivan Foundation awards scholarships of $1500 to full-time students who volunteer in 2015 Renaissance projects. Applications and details for both programs are available online at www.sullivanrenaissance.org
For more information contact Sullivan Renaissance at 845-295-2445.
Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation.