Green Infrastructure Apprenticeship Accepting Applications!


Barry University School of Law’s Center for Earth Jurisprudence (CEJ) is seeking to hire a Green Infrastructure Apprentice for a community resilience program within the Spring Hill community of DeLand, Florida. The apprentice must be from the Spring Hill community (originally or current permanent resident of the area).  This is a part-time temporary position for a community member working up to 15 hours per week during the Fall of 2019.  The ideal apprentice is an individual who is interested in pursuing a career in landscaping, community green space (Green Infrastructure) and/or community resilience.  The purpose of this position is to prepare the apprentice for a career that will support community resiliency.

CEJ is the only Center within a U.S. law school dedicated to advancing laws, policy, and governance designed to protect the natural systems, species, and entities that sustain life on Earth through the use of Earth Law principles. Our work is based upon the concept that humanity has a basic responsibility to care for and protect the long-term health and well-being of Earth, meaning all beings and ecosystems that constitute the natural world, recognizing that humanity is an integral and interdependent part of nature. Earth Jurisprudence is an emerging field of law that encompasses both environmental ethics and legal practice.

Essential Duties

·       Assist a local landscaping company or environmental consulting firm with community plantings.

·       Plant trees and other vegetation; and carry and use landscaping equipment (including, but not limited to augers, water hoses and pruning devices).

·       Assist with additional Center for Earth Jurisprudence duties as assigned, including social media outreach and website as well as administrative duties, such as preparing documents and maintaining records.


·       High school diploma.

·       Less than one year of applicable experience.

·       The successful candidate must be a member of the Spring Hill Community in Deland, Florida

·       This position is predominantly outdoors and the preferred applicant must be able to carry and lift 10 pound items as well as kneel, bend, sit and stand for extended periods of time.

·       The successful candidate must be comfortable working in a collaborative, multi-faceted organization, must have excellent organizational skills, be a self-starter, detail oriented, and have a proven ability to work independently as well as with a team.

For more information, please visit Barry University Employment.