Internship Available

2013 Summer Interns (top left, Steph & Dan) with volunteers working on a critical home repair project in Green River, Utah

Epicenter, in partnership Habitat for Humanity of Castle Country (HFHCC), announces a short-term internship position available for their A Brush With Kindness (ABWK) home repair program. HFHCC seeks interested students and recent graduates of architecture, building science, social services, and/or other related fields to apply for an opportunity to assist HFHCC in meeting the needs of the communities in Carbon and Emery Counties through critical repairs on homes of partner families in need. This is an educational opportunity for students and recent graduates to learn about community development through real-world tangible improvements to houses for those in need. More information on the ABWK program is available here.

Applications are due to Jack Forinash, ABWK Program Manager, by e-mail ( no later than 3 PM MST Monday January 27, 2014. Position is available for the early spring or summer and runs for a term of three months, ending no later than August 2014. Application requirements are shown below.

Position requirements:
-desire to serve an underserved population in rural Utah
-willing and able to move to work under the direction of Jack Forinash in Green River, UT
-full-time position of 500 total hours over three months
-verbal and written communication proficiency and skilled in construction drawings
-on-site construction experience
-Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, and AutoCAD proficiency
-proof of personal health insurance coverage
-prior experience with social service or design/build is a plus
-Spanish language proficiency is a plus

-$895 per month non-wage living stipend
-IDP credit available for qualified architecture students in project management, community service, and electives categories
-free lodging in Green River (communal housing with AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers)

Submit to by 3 PM MST Monday January 27, 2014, the following information as a PDF:
-Resume (limit to 2 pages)
-Portfolio of relevant work (not to exceed 6 MB)
-Statement of interest (limit to one page)