Urban Agriculture Communications Internship

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About Santropol Roulant

Santropol Roulant uses food as a vehicle to break social isolation between generations. Creatively and collaboratively, we
strengthen and nourish our local community with our novel approaches to active community engagement, youth leadership, food security and social inclusion.

About the Urban Agriculture Program

We aim to build a food system that is healthy, just, and sustainable. As such, our urban agriculture projects are designed to support local and organic agriculture, while assuring that such foods remain accessible to all regardless of socio-economic status, level of mobility, or degree of autonomy. We have two urban agriculture sites: one located on McGill campus and the other on the rooftop of our building on Roy street. These gardens provide fresh, local and organic vegetables for our meals-on-wheels service and our weekly organic baskets.

About the position

Santropol Roulant will be hosting one of Katimavik's Eco-Interns with a mandate of developing communications material and a communications strategy for the Urban Agriculture program. The intern will be supported by one of the co-managers of the Urban Agriculture program. The goal of the internship will be to build awareness in the wider community about the role of urban agriculture in food security and ecological sustainability.


  • Passionate about urban agriculture
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral) in French and English
  • Some experience with design software (eg. inDesign)

Skill development Santropol Roulant is offering:

  • Experience working in a not-for-profit organization
  • Working in a bilingual environment
  • Communication and leadership skills
  • Experience working in an organization committed to sustainable development

**PLEASE NOTE** This contract is offered in partnership with Katimavik Eco-internship. To be eligible, you must be between 18 and 30 years old, be a Quebec resident and have a CEGEP-level diploma or higher. Please consult the Katimavik website for all of the details.

This internship is a full-time position with a schedule from Monday to Thursday at Santropol Roulant, and Fridays working on a project with Katimavik, from September 18th to December 5th. The position is remunerated by Katimavik, with a stipend of $1,100 per month to cover room, board and transportation expenses.

To apply, please visit the Katimavik website and be sure that you meet all of their eligibility requirements. Please note that
Katimavik charges an application fee of $50. The application deadline is August 23rd, 2015. You cannot apply through Santropol Roulant.

Our primary office space is step-free and has an accessible washroom, but our second floor, rooftop garden and basement are not wheelchair accessible. The tasks required for this position pose few barriers for those with reduced mobility. Please contact Stephanie at 514 284 9335 if you have any questions about the accessibility of our work area.

Source: https://santropolroulant.org/en/2015/08/internship-offer-urban-agriculture-communications/

23 Aug 2015
Santropol Roulant
Montréal  Quebec
Food Security