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Summer Environmental Education Internship
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Deadline to Apply:
Sunday, April 1, 2018, 12:00am
Website:Growing Gardens' Internships
Environmental Education Intern Duties
Teaching in Children’s Peace Garden, Horticultural Therapy and the Cultiva Youth Project
- Teach summer camps, field trips, and classroom visits in Children’s Peace Garden, independently and with co-teacher, with support and feedback from Program Coordinator.
- Teach the following topics during field trips to the garden site: plant life cycles, planting and garden care, insects, pollination, beekeeping, composting, harvesting, healthy eating, community, cycles, and much more!
- Once trained in all curricula, independently manage field trips and summer camps
- Document activities through photography for reports, grant proposals and marketing
- Conduct surveys and document attendance at all programs
- Attend intern trainings
- Act as a responsible, positive role model for Cultiva teens.
- Assist with training and support for Cultiva teens who will assist in the summer camps
- Co-teach field trips in the Horticulture Therapy program
- Assist with marketing for programming
- Positively interact with the public during community outreach events
- Assist with Growing Gardens’ Annual Farm Dinner in August
Environmental Education Interns are responsible for other duties as assigned, to engage with, and learn from, the Growing Gardens non-profit organization and community.
Knowledge and Skills the Intern Will Develop:
- Teaching and co-teaching wide range of audiences in a garden-based setting including effective teaching techniques, group management strategies, and age-appropriate teaching/learning.
- Learning and teaching Growing Gardens’ Environmental Education curriculum for summer camp and field trips.
- Practicing effective communication strategies.
- Learning effective feedback strategies including peer-to-peer and from supervisors.
- Working effectively in a dynamic team environment including comfort with changing tasks.
- Cultivating a positive learning environment for all audiences including diverse populations.
- Contributing as facilitator and active member of a professional learning community.
- Evaluating programs through formal process.
Gardening and Agriculture:
Basic small-scale organic vegetable production techniques including: Seeding, Transplanting, and Propagation; Garden care through the seasons; Vermicomposting; Honeybees; Insects and Pollination; Gleaning; Harvesting; and more!!!!
Structure of Internship
- Internship duration is May 15 – August 17, 2018
- Required attendance at orientation meeting on Tuesday, May 15th with all GG interns, mentor, intern supervisor and additional GG staff.
- Intern position is 32 hours per week. Note: hours may vary between weeks; however the average number of hours per week will be 32 hours. Hours primarily take place during the week, however there is some required weekend work
- Each Intern is supported by a Mentor and Supervisor as well as GG education staff.
- Mentor oversees daily activities and supports each Intern’s growth during weekly meetings throughout the duration of the contract
- Supervisor is available upon request for check-ins and meetings and provides general oversight of Growing Gardens’ internship program.
- A stipend of $800 awarded upon completion of the internship
Position Start Date:
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
How to Apply:
Growing Gardens is seeking individuals who are excited to gain skills and experience teaching and learning in a community of motivated garden-based educators! Interns will bring some prior experience engaging youth, and much excitement to teach in an engaging and dynamic environment. The intern must be excited to work outside in all weather conditions, and be able to serve as a mature, healthy role model for children and teens. Interns love working collaboratively with a team and can work effectively independent of supervision. Interns do not need prior gardening or farming experience but they must have interest in developing skills and knowledge in this area. Interns must demonstrate responsibility, reliability, and organization skills. Applicants must hold certifications in Medication Administration, CPR and First Aid by May 15, 2018. This intern position is contingent upon the satisfactory results of background check. Applicants must have 480 documented hours of experience working with children.
Applications are due by April 1st, 2018 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Positions will remain open until filled. Send cover letter, completed application, and updated resume to Rachel Cadwallader-Staub at firstname.lastname@example.org
For complete internship description and application, please see our website: www.growinggardens.org
$800 stipend at the completion of the internship