Internships

Our programs are dynamic and growing!

Growing Gardens’ interns are an essential part of the work we do. We offer internships in environmental education, non-profit development, farm management, and greenhouse, orchard, and garden growing. All of our internships combine community development, urban agriculture, and youth mentorship. We promise to have fun, teach you the skills you need to succeed in your field, and provide you with a welcoming and exciting environment. In exchange, we ask that interns maintain a desire to learn, work hard and have a positive attitude.

All of our internships qualify for university credit and all of our full-season opportunities include a living stipend. 

See below for all of the exciting internship opportunities for 2016!

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Growing Gardens’ expectations of interns:

Personal responsibility
Timeliness
Follow through on accepted tasks
Clear, open, honest and kind communication
Willingness to do repetitive/contemplative tasks
Willingness to do physical work
Season long-term commitment
Mature, healthy role-modeling in the relationship development with Cultiva! participants
Joyful participation in garden activities

 

Environmental Education Internships

FALL Environmental Education Instructor (September 15 - October 31) - POSITION FILLED

The Fall Environmental Education Instructor is a part-time internship (15 hrs/week). This intern works in all Children's Peace Garden programs - After School Garden Club, Field Trips and Classroom Visits. Please click here for the complete internship description.

Full Season Environmental Education Instructor (March – October) - POSITIONS FILLED

The Full Season Environmental Education Instructor internship will work among all of our programs; Children's Peace Garden, Community Classes, Cultiva! Youth Project and Community Gardens. This is a full time (40 hrs/week) position. Please click here for the complete internship description.

Spring Environmental Education Instructor (March - May) - POSITIONS FILLED

The Spring Environmental Education Instructor is a part-time internship (15 hrs/week). This intern works in all Children's Peace Garden programs - After School Garden Club, Field Trips and Classroom Visits. Please click here for the complete internship description.

Summer Environmental Education Instructor (May - August) - POSITIONS FILLED

The Summer Environmental Education Instructor is a part-time internship (30 hrs/week). This intern works most extensively with our Children's Peace Garden and Cultiva! Youth Project. Please click here for the complete internship description.

 

Environmental Education Instructor APPLICATION for All Positions

 

Non-Profit Operations, Development, and Marketing Internships

Nonprofit Operations Intern - OPEN!

This position runs from September 15 – December 15, 2016

This intern will assist with program registration, event logistics, and behind the scenes support for our entire organization. This is a part time (20hrs/week) position. Please click here to read the complete internship description and how to apply.

Operations Intern Application

Marketing Intern - OPEN!

This intern will assist with marketing, outreach and special events. This is a part time (20 hrs/week) position. Please click here to read the complete internship description and how to apply.

Marketing Intern Application

 

Growing Internships

Farm Internship (July - October) - POSITION FILLED

This intern reports to the Food Project Farm Manager and the position includes installing and maintaining the orchard, working in the vegetable fields, beekeeping, maintaining the educational garden, infrastructure development, and greenhouse construction. It is a part-time position (15 hrs/week) Please click here for a complete description of the position.

Food Project Farm Internship APPLICATION

 

Spring Greenhouse Grower Internship (March – May) - POSITIONS FILLED

This internship focuses on the cultivation of vegetable and flower crops in the greenhouse environment. It is a part-time position (10-15 hrs/week) Please click here for a complete description of the position.

Spring Greenhouse Grower Internship APPLICATION

Cultiva Farm Management Internship (April – October) - POSITION FILLED

This intern reports to our Farm Manager and focuses on assisting in the management and cultivation of the Cultiva Youth farm, and has a component of community leadership and youth development through our Cultiva program. This is a full time (40 hrs/week position). Please click here for a complete description of this position.

Cultiva Farm Management Internship APPLICATION

 

Orchard and Farm Grower Internship (March – October) - POSITION FILLED

This intern reports to the Orchard and Site Manager and the position includes working in the Growing Gardens Orchard, maintaining the Children’s Peace Garden, and working in the greenhouses and Cultiva farm fields throughout the season. This is a full time (40 hrs/week) position. Please click here for a complete description of the position.

Orchard and Farm Grower APPLICATION

 

Apply

To apply for an internship download the appropriate application. You can fill out the application on your computer and save it with your name in the title. Then email the application along with a cover letter and updated resume to the contact noted at the bottom of each application.

For questions regarding our internship program, please contact Lauren Richardson at Lauren@GrowingGardens.org.

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 
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