Garden_Intern.jpgThe Garden School Foundation (GSF) is always on the lookout for passionate individuals to be a part of our amazing intern team! The ideal candidate has a desire to gain hands-on experience in garden education and urban agriculture, a passion for advocacy and community engagement and loves to get their hands dirty with the rewarding garden work that keeps our living laboratories beautiful. If you are interested in our intern program, please reach out to Shelby at shelby@gardenschoolfoundation.org.

As a Garden School Foundation intern you will have the chance to:

  • Gain hands-on experience in providing Garden-based education to underserved youth through our Seed-to-Table program.
  • Learn about organic gardening in an urban setting which includes: fruit tree care, integrated pest management practices, seed starting, plant propagation, crop rotating and various composting techniques.
  • Meet and work with leaders in the Southern California urban agriculture and the garden-based education movement.
  • Work closely with a diverse group of adults and children in an outdoor, garden setting

As an intern, your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting Garden Coordinators during cooking and gardening classes to provide our students with the best in garden-based education.
  • Working closely with our garden staff to complete garden projects that enhance learning opportunities.
  • Assisting in the care of our beautiful and functional garden classrooms, greenhouse and themed garden spaces.
  • Potentially designing and completing a project of your choosing whether that’s running an after-school art club or planting in a freshly built hugelkulture.  
  • For interested candidates: writing blog posts about your experiences in the garden or with the students as a way to chronicle your time and share what you’re passionate about with our social media community.

An ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Experience with children in an educational setting.
  • A strong desire to gain experience in organic gardening/agriculture.
  • A strong interest in food, gardening, education, and community building.
  • The ability to take initiative and work well independently, and also as part of a team.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Positive, can-do attitude and willingness to work outside.
  • Be comfortable working with people of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Spanish language skills preferred.

Interns will work 2 days a week from 8am to 3:00pm (depending on site schedule) plus one Saturday per month from 8:00am to 3:00 pm. Internships are unpaid; however, we are happy to arrange academic credit with your school or university in exchange for your work with GSF.

How to apply

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Shelby Crowell at shelby@gardenschoolfoundation.org

Hope to see you soon!!

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published this page in Get Involved 2012-04-26 12:43:38 -0700


Please watch this fantastic video the wonderful folks at Andrew Jackson Elementary made to raise $5k for the Seed to Table program at their school!