Vivant Gardening Services, a Chicago-based small business providing garden services to residents, restaurants and community groups around the North Side of Chicago, is offering a Fall Internship for its growing projects! Clients represent a wide variety of spaces including harvest-intensive kitchen gardens, pollinator gardens, green roofs, community gardens, containers and more. By working with Vivant in these spaces, an intern will gain valuable knowledge and experience in topics such as garden planning, planting, maintenance, harvesting, eco-friendly pest and weed control, proposal and grant writing, community organizing, as well as what it takes to operate a small business.
We should add that of course COVID-19 has changed many of the immediate capabilities within this internship, and we are committed to continuing to provide an educational experience for those looking to enter our field. We are prepared to augment tasks to be accomplished from home and within socially distanced requirements as long as is needed.
A Vivant Intern represents the company and is expected to uphold our values of respect and dedication to clients and the environment at all times. This requires punctuality, honesty, cleanliness, and a genuine passion for organic gardening.
Internship term runs September-first week in December and requires a commitment of 10-15 hours per week with availability between 8am-12pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, other weekdays as needed and occasional Saturdays. A stipend of $250 will be paid at the end of the internship with potential for hired work to follow.
To learn more about Vivant Gardening Services, visit our website at vivantgardens.com, and if interested please email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kasey Eaves is the owner and founder of Vivant Gardening Services. When she is not in the dirt, she is traveling the world, learning how nature thrives in every space it finds.