Technical and Maintenance
Green & Away is seeking up to two interns with an interest in renewable energy, sustainability, off-grid living, up-cycling and construction. You will be involved in various tasks such as structural checks and maintenance of marquees and tents, installation of plumbing, lighting of fires and restocking firewood, and building or repairing items on site.
You will also help set up and maintain our solar arrays, making sure the charging station and lights are ready for the needs of all on site, therefore some knowledge/interest of electrical engineering is desirable but not essential.
Often physical and hands-on, this placement will also offer you experience in teamwork and leadership, site and task management as well as the practical aspects of maintenance, renewable technologies, health and safety and sustainability. This challenging and rewarding role would be best suited to a motivated, creative individual who relishes working outdoors and is not afraid of undertaking plenty of responsibility.
Duration and travel
All internships will start on 15th June 2020 (date to be confirmed nearer the time) and end mid-August. Successful applicants will camp on site for the duration of the placement and will have one or two days off a week depending on workload.
Green & Away is located 3 miles from Worcester which has a main line rail station and buses which come to within a few minutes’ walk of our site. Please see our website for travel information.
Accommodation and facilities
Green & Away takes place outdoors and under canvas. You will need your own tent, however, we may be able to arrange one for you if you are unable to bring one and you let us know in advance. Full board is provided (3 vegetarian meals a day and regular tea breaks with cake!). The site has hot showers, clothes washing facilities and composting toilets.
A licensed bar, comfortable sitting areas and arts and crafts facilities come as and when we have built them. There is WiFi and phone/laptop charging facilities. Please note, when you first arrive the field will be almost empty (although our toilets and showers will be operating), so please be prepared for this.
Although G&A is set up on the outskirts of a small village near Worcester, the nearest shop and post office is 2 miles away.
Green & Away does not pay any of its volunteers, trustees or interns. We provide 3 vegetarian meals a day to everyone volunteering on site. Your only cost throughout the internship will be your travel or any drinks and snacks you choose from the bar.
How to apply
Applications should consist of a CV and a one-page covering letter explaining why you would like to be an intern with Green & Away, which internship you are applying for, which aspects of our work particularly appeal to you, and what you would bring to the role. You are welcome to apply for a placement in more than one department.
Interviews will be conducted via Skype/video conferencing on a rolling basis with selections being made in May, so apply as early as you can.
Please send applications by 13th April 2020 by email to Eve at: [email protected]
Please let us know why you'd like to join us in summer, in a one page covering letter.