The Garden School Foundation (GSF) is always looking for passionate individuals to join 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. If you are interested in our intern program, please contact Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org
As a Garden School Foundation intern you will have the chance to:
- Provide 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 Elizabeth Hall at email@example.com