Newark Youth Leadership Project Summer 2022
Thank you for your interest in a summer internship with Newark Youth Leadership Project (NYLP)!
NYLP is a paid internship program designed to engage Newark youth in hands-on activities related to the environment, urban agriculture, and community education. During the 6-week summer program, high school interns work under the guidance of Greater Newark Conservancy staff and College Mentors to develop and hone skills in a variety areas related to urban farming, community greening, horticulture, hydroponic growing, school garden education, community engagement and advocacy, and more!
What do we do? Greater Newark Conservancy fosters collaboration in our community at the intersection of environmental, food, and racial justice to promote the health and well being of Newark residents. Our programs work to reverse the long history of systemic racism to improve social determinants of health by expanding access to green spaces, nutritious food, wellness education, and youth development.
What will you do? Over the course of the program, interns will be encouraged to explore the outdoors, to have new experiences with food and the environment, and to become the next generation of environmental and community leaders.
Applicants must be a current high school student and at least 14 years old by the start of the program. This application will be closed on April 30, 2022. Applicants should prepare to participate in a phone interview. Positions are limited.
Program Start: June 2022
Weekly Hours: 16-25 per week + 30-minute unpaid lunch daily
Pay Rate: $13.00 - $15.00 per hour (dependent on rates set by Newark Summer Youth Employment Program)
COVID Safety Information: The Newark Youth Leadership Project will operate in-person during the Summer 2022 program season. Due to the nature of our work at Greater Newark Conservancy, interns will participate in mostly outdoor activities. Interns must be double vaccinated and boosted (if not eligible then boosted within two weeks of eligibility).
Greater Newark Conservancy requires all staff and interns to follow COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the City of Newark Department of Health and Community Wellness, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and other government and public health officials.
Specific information regarding Greater Newark Conservancy COVID-19 policies will be released prior to the start of the program.
Please use the form below to submit an application for the Newark Youth Leadership Project.