Washington – Green Plate Special hiring Assistant Program Instructor

Seattle, Washington

DESCRIPTION

In this stipend-paid, active summer internship you will dive head first into the world of youth food and environmental education. As a Green Plate Special Assistant Program Instructor you will gain hands-on experience and guidance in facilitating youth-driven activities. You will support youth to garden and cook food that is good for their health, their confidence, and our planet. An internship with Green Plate Special is an excellent opportunity to assume a strong leadership position and build skills in communication, teaching, and organization. Our Assistant Program Instructor will lead small groups of 4th-8th grade youth not only in gardening and cooking, but also in art projects and team-building under the leadership of the Green Plate Special Education Director and GPS staff.

Time Commitment: 40-52 hours per week

Dates:  

Training:                             June 18-22, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Internship Starts:             Monday June 25
Internship Ends:               Friday August 31
General Schedule:           Monday-Friday 8:00 – 6:00*

*7 weeks of camp and 3 non-camp weeks, providing time for planning and personal time-away for rejuvenation

Compensation: $3,000 stipend, as well as school credit or service learning credit, if your institution offers it. Breakfast, lunch, snack are provided, as well as treats from the garden and leftovers to take home throughout the summer! Each intern will be given 1 week off during one of the free (non-camp) weeks during the summer.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead youth age 9-14 through portions of gardening, cooking, and creative art curriculum with the guidance of Green Plate Special staff
  • Contribute creative lesson and activity ideas for garden and culinary curriculum as requested
  • Ensure proper setup and take down of equipment for garden and cooking activities
  • General garden and kitchen maintenance throughout the week (we have a flock of chickens as well)
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired Qualifications:

  • College (rising-sophomore through senior) or graduate student
  • Experience or study in: K-12 education, environmental studies, food justice and nutrition. Organic gardening and/or cooking experience a plus.
  • Strong leadership skills; ability to lead and engage 4th-8th grade youth through hands-on learning activities
  • Ability to implement and lead a lesson plan
  • Desire to take initiative and ability to identify and act when more support is needed in a group working environment
  • Enjoys collaborating with a small team in an outdoor setting and engaging in physical activity
  • Excellent communication skills, highly organized and punctual
  • Previous experience with 4th-8th grade youth a plus

Application Deadline: Accepting applications now until positions are filled

Please submit a cover letter and resume with two references by e-mail to Maia Bernstein at: maiab@greenplatespecial.org

BENEFITS

An internship with Green Plate Special is an excellent opportunity to assume a strong leadership position and build skills in communication, teaching, and organization.

HOW TO APPLY

maiab@greenplatespecial.org

http://www.greenplatespecial.org

Please submit a cover letter and resume with two references by e-mail to Maia Bernstein at: maiab@greenplatespecial.org 

PAID

Yes

WAGE

$3,000 Stipend

HOURS PER WEEK

General Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 – 6:00 (7 weeks of camp and 3 non-camp weeks, providing time for planning and personal time-away for rejuvenation)

PUBLISHED:

03/19/2018

END DATE

08/31/2018

ADDRESS

2115 25th Ave South
Seattle
WA
98144
United States

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Vermont – Smokey House Center hiring Community Farm Interns

Danby, Vermont

Smokey House Center in Danby, Vermont seeks two Community Farm Interns for the 2018 growing season. Interns will live on site and assist with all aspects of vegetable and other farm production in a manner that integrates education partners, visiting groups, and volunteers. We’re looking for dedicated, community-minded farm interns who want to hone their growing skills in a public-facing, educational farm setting.

Under the supervision of the Smokey House Farmer and Education Coordinator, the Community Farm Intern will assist with the day-to-day operations of the Community Farm, educational gardens, blueberries, Christmas trees, and grounds.

Responsibilities include:

  • Seeding, transplanting, cultivation, harvesting, processing and distribution of Community Farm root crops,
  • Light maintenance activities and repairs to Community Farm equipment, facilities, and tools,
  • Tending to blueberry/raspberry production including mulching, pruning, mowing, and pick-your-own sales, possibly attending local farmers market during berry season,
  • Help implement, build and care for a small poultry operation,
  • Farm site and grounds maintenance including mowing, string-trimming, tree care, and fencing repair,
  • Attending and assisting with farm education workshops and Community Farm events,
  • Some possible activity/engagement with the Day Camp program for local youth,
  • Leading some weekly public volunteer sessions.

The Smokey House Center Community Farm is pursuing Organic certification in 2018. We use hand tools and some limited mechanical cultivation.

Qualifications:

Some farming and cultivation experience is helpful, though it is not required. Capacity for physical work 6-8 hours a day, comfort working in all weather conditions, ability to bend and lift.  Must have a positive attitude and interest in work with folks of all ages. This is a growing community space and we are looking for interns who are excited about engaging with visitors and volunteers.  An ideal candidate will be able to stay on through the fall, which is when the bulk of our harvest, distribution, and programming happen. We will entertain applications for summer interns. Start date negotiable.

Compensation:

  • Shared Housing
  • Stipend
  • Educational and mentorship opportunities in a beautiful location.

About Smokey House Center:

Land. Agriculture. Learning.

For over forty years, Smokey House Center has used our incredible 5,000-acre land resource as a stunning backdrop for youth development and education. Smokey House Center’s fundamental purpose is to maintain a working landscape that promotes sustainable agricultural and forestry practices while engaging people in meaningful ways. The Smokey House Community Farm project grows food with local youth, visitors, and volunteers for donation to food security and other community food programs.

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to intern@smokeyhouse.org.

Learn more about Smokey House Center at www.smokeyhouse.org

 

Massachusetts – Earth Harmony Sanctuary hiring Interns

Newbury, Massachusetts

2018 CALL FOR EARTH HARMONY SANCTUARY INTERNSHIPS

Earth Harmony Sanctuary in Newbury, MA is an educational nonprofit that cultivates an intimate and healing relationship between humans and Earth including our organic certified New Harmony Farm. We are seeking 2 paid interns, to live onsite to assist in certified organic crop production for our year-round CSA and seasonal farm stand as well as working on infrastructure and permaculture projects on Sanctuary land. The intern will work closely with our farm management and Sanctuary leaders to acquire knowledge and skills as part of their immersion in fostering an eco community. This includes but is not limited to:
  • Seedling production and running a community seedling sale.
  • Production and harvest record keeping to maintain organic certification
  • Working with farm management, Sanctuary leaders and volunteers on several large permaculture projects including water and forest management and habitat restoration
  • Apiary management
  • Most aspects of biological and no/low till vegetable, herb and flower production including soil building, pest and weed control, fertility, irrigation, high tunnel crops, harvest and post harvest
  • Developing a fruit tree orchard
  • Setting up a farm stand and CSA distribution
  • Simple construction and building maintenance skills
  • Leadership and compassionate communication skills
  • Character development through community living
  • A profound connection to Mother Nature
This position is ideally suited for an individual who is dedicated to co-creating a sustainable future with at least one year of commercial vegetable growing or land management experience who wants to learn more about biological growing practices and a sustainable and holistic approach to agriculture. The candidate must be able to routinely and repetitively lift 50 lbs. and complete a wide range of farm and sanctuary duties carefully, quickly, and efficiently. A successful candidate will have the willingness and capacity to work in all kinds of weather conditions, flexibility, a sense of humor, have good communication skills, capacity to problem solve, collaborative spirit, strong organizational and record keeping skills, and the ability to work well independently and with others.
The work schedule is Monday-Friday and Saturday mornings with a rotation for brief Sunday chores for 35-45 hours per week depending on the demands of the growing season. One position runs Mid April though Mid-November, the second position runs May- August. Stipend is $600 per month with on-farm housing, farm produce, free access to our wide range of meditation programs, community events and some of our educational programing.
How to Apply:
Send a recent resume with 3 references and a letter of interest to  Erin Stack at erinstack@comcast.net with the Subject Header “Internship Application and your Surname”. The letter of interest should highlight your farm or comparable experience and your interest in the position. Qualified candidates will be invited to visit the farm for a working interview. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
About Earth Harmony Sanctuary:
Earth Harmony Sanctuary, INC is a 16 acre, non-profit in Newbury, MA. We are in our second year as an educational and charitable non-profit and are currently in the process of becoming a 501 c 3. Our volunteer community offers opportunity to learn and connect with others as we develop our permaculture and mindfulness programs.
New Harmony Farm, is a two acre certified organic vegetable, herb, and flower farm that is part of the Sanctuary. The farm maintains a year round CSA program and a seasonal farm stand. Our farm takes organic practice to a deeper level through our commitment to biological growing practices and permaculture principles and is a low till/no-till system. We are committed to working with Nature to build soil life and crop immunities through optimal nutrition and cultivation practices that grow delicious, nutrient-rich produce.
The Sanctuary is a short bicycle ride to Plum Island and the ocean and 10 minutes to the quaint coastal city of Newburyport or to grab the train to Boston’s thriving social and cultural scene just 35 miles south.
Our Mission:
“Earth Harmony Sanctuary builds community resilience in an era of profound environmental and social change by cultivating an intimate, healing relationship between humans and Earth. Through our programs we nurture spiritual and ethical practice; share skills and knowledge for environmental stewardship; co-create art; grow and share organic, healthy food; and honor and restore community connection.”

Utah – Youth Garden Project hiring Interns

Moab, Utah

Internship Opportunities Available at the Youth Garden Project

YOUTH PROGRAMS INSTRUCTOR

SPRING & SUMMER SESSION

Internship Dates: February 28th, 2018 —August 17th, 2018

Number of Positions: 2

Minimum Age Requirement: 21
Application Deadline: open until filled

Internship Description:

The Youth Garden Project (YGP) is a non-profit organization in Moab, UT with the mission of cultivating healthy children, families, and community through educational programs and the profound act of connecting people with food from seed to table.

 We are looking for an individual that is interested in working as an educator in a hands-on, outdoor setting within a variety of educational programs. In the spring, we have an After-School Program, Garden Classroom Field Trips, 8th grade Environmental Science Elective class that visits weekly, and a weeklong Spring Break Camp—all of which will be taught primarily by two interns with aid from the Program Manager. During the summer, four interns facilitate our nine week Summer Camp designing and implementing the lesson plans for this program.

 Internship Details:

SPRING

  • Plan and lead activities for the After-School Program
  • Develop and facilitate garden-based activities for Spring Break Camp
  • Teach Garden Classroom Field Trips for grades Pre.K-6 using YGP’s curriculum. During a Garden Classroom, each intern will teach approximately 12 students (half of a class) for 90 minutes.
  • Co-facilitate any other field trips (Middle/High School Classes, etc.) either with another intern or the Program Manager
  • Interns may also have the opportunity to build on pre-existing curriculum or develop new curriculum

 SUMMER

  • Four interns will work as a cohesive team to run the nine week Summer Camp program
  • Interns will receive an in-depth training prior to leading the Summer Camp program; including behavior management techniques, discipline policies, and more
  • All interns will plan, organize, and lead the Summer Camp program with guidance and support from the Program Manager. Daily Summer Camp responsibilities include, but are not limited to: ensure overall smoothness of the Summer Camp day including safety of campers; enforce YGP discipline policies with campers; prepare materials for activities and snacks; manage groups of children while building relationships/rapport with them; teach two-three 45 minute activities per day with co-instructors; encourage campers to learn, have fun, and connect with the garden; communicate with parents/guardians regarding campers’ behavior, etc.
  • Each intern will play a role in the instruction and development of Summer Camp weeks. This includes, but is not limited to: creating experiential, fun, and educational activities related to each Summer Camp theme; submitting detailed lesson plans beforehand—planning time will be provided in the spring; sharing and coaching co-instructors in regards to your activities; providing positive and constructive feedback to co-workers

OTHER

  • Interns should expect to work 35 hours per week on average during the spring (schedule varies) and 45 hours per week on average during the summer (M-F, 8am-5pm)
  • Interns should expect to be outside the majority of the day
  • YGP is involved in a series of local community events and fundraisers that interns may be required to work or attend
  • Interns will be certified in CPR and First Aid; certification opportunity will be provided if applicant is not already certified
  • Interns are expected to be a positive and enthusiastic team member throughout the duration of the internship

 Educational Opportunities:

  • Gain experience teaching elementary-aged students • Build your teaching skill set by leading hands-on science lessons • Learn about how a garden can be used as a teaching tool • Make relationships with students, teachers, summer campers, and families • Write and implement creative lessons and activities • Have opportunities to connect children with gardens, food, and community • Community event/workshop involvement • And more!

 Skills Desired: applicants must be 21 or older.

Interns must be responsible and reliable; work well independently and in a team setting; show enthusiasm, and have an interest in experiential education. Intern should be a problem solver who is flexible and able to improvise. Intern must have an open mind and willingness to be involved with the Youth Garden Project beyond its programs and work either in the garden or at special events.

Compensation:

  • Each intern will receive a stipend of $400/month. First and last month’s stipend will be pro-rated based on days worked.
  • YGP will provide housing. Rooms will be shared with 1-2 roommates. Interns may move in the weekend before the internship begins, and move out by the Monday following the close of the internship. Any extended stay beyond these times must be approved by the Associate Director.
  • Interns will be provided with a small space at the house to garden for supplemental food supply and learning experience. YGP will provide seeds, plant starts, tools, irrigation, etc.
  • When YGP is in peak harvest season, the intern household will receive a box of produce each week.
  • Access to a variety of pro-deals through YGP

TO APPLY:  Please e-mail a brief cover letter and an attached resume with three professional references to Program Manager, Julie Zender, atjulie@youthgardenproject.org 

FULL SEASON FARM INTERNSHIP

Internship Dates: February 28, 2018 to November 16, 2018

Number of Open Positions: 1

App Deadline: Open until filled

Minimum Age Requirement: 21
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Vermont – Cate Hill Orchard hiring Farm Interns

Greensboro, Vermont.

Cate Hill Orchard, a sheep dairy and organic apple orchard, is seeking two farm interns for our upcoming busy fall season.

Apple Picker/Shepherd/Farm Helper, August 15-October 15 2017, starting stipend $150/week plus room and board,  Join our fall crew!  Main job will be picking and sorting apples, but you will also help out with sheep chores (milking, pasture work, rotational grazing); vegetable garden and harvest; berry picking; cider making; farmers markets; wood stacking; honey extracting; and more.     Located in the beautiful and remote Northeast Kingdom, we are a small, diverse permaculture/organic family farm, with a 5 acre apple orchard; a small sheep dairy; and an apiary .  40 hours a week.    Housing is a bedroom in our farmhouse, possibly to be shared with another farm worker.  Most meals will be prepared and eaten together.  Heavy lifting required– a bushel of apples weighs about 40 lbs.

To apply, please send a letter of interest ASAP to: maria@catehillorchard.com.  For more info on our farm, and more detailed job description, see our website catehillorchard.com.  Thanks!

Utah – Youth Garden Project hiring Garden Educator Interns

Moab, Utah

GARDEN EDUCATOR INTERNSHIP

SUMMER & FALL SESSION

 Internship Dates: May 22nd, 2017-November 17th, 2017 (start date is flexible)

Number of Positions: 1

Minimum Age Requirement: 21
Application Deadline: open until filled

Internship Description:

The Youth Garden Project (YGP) is a non-profit organization in Moab, UT with the mission of cultivating healthy children, families, and community through educational programs and the profound act of connecting people with food from seed to table.

 We are looking for an individual that is interested in working as an educator with children in a hands-on, outdoor setting within a variety of educational programs. In the summer, four interns facilitate our nine week Summer Camp designing and implementing the lesson plans for this program. During the fall, we have two After-School Programs, Garden Classroom field trips, and some Middle and High School classes that do experiments; all of which will be taught primarily by two interns with aid from the Program Manager.

Internship Details:

SUMMER

  • Four interns will work as a cohesive team to run the nine week Summer Camp program.
  • Interns will receive an in-depth training prior to leading the Summer Camp program; including behavior management techniques, discipline policies, and more.
  • All interns will plan, organize, and lead the Summer Camp program with guidance and support from the Program Manager. Daily Summer Camp responsibilities include, but are not limited to: ensure overall smoothness of the Summer Camp day including safety of campers; enforce YGP discipline policies with campers; prepare materials for activities and snacks; manage groups of children while building relationships/rapport with them; teach two-three 45 minute activities per day with co-instructors; encourage campers to learn and connect with the garden; communicate with parents/guardians regarding campers’ behavior, etc.
  • Each intern will play a role in the instruction and development of Summer Camp weeks. This includes, but is not limited to: creating experiential, fun, and educational activities related to each Summer Camp theme; submitting detailed lesson plans beforehand; sharing and coaching co-instructors in regards to your detailed plans; providing positive and constructive feedback to co-workers.

FALL

  • Interns plan and lead garden-based activities for two After-School Programs.
  • Interns will receive Garden Classroom training and be given time to prepare for teaching, ask questions, and review any details with the Program Manager.
  • Interns will teach grades K-6 in the garden using YGP’s curriculum; each lesson plan correlates with Utah Core Curriculum standards. During a Garden Classroom, each intern will teach approximately 13 students (half of a class) for 90 minutes.
  • Interns will co-facilitate any other field trips (Middle/High School Classes, etc.) either with the Program Manager or another intern.
  • Interns may have the opportunity to build on pre-existing curriculum or develop new curriculum for Garden Classrooms.

OTHER

  • Interns should expect to be outside the majority of the day.
  • Interns should expect to work 45 hours per week on average during the summer (M-F, 8am-5pm) and 35 hours per week on average during the fall. The fall schedule varies on a day to day basis.
  • YGP is involved in a series of local community events and fundraisers that interns may be required to work or attend.
  • Interns will be certified in CPR and First Aid (certification opportunity will be provided if applicant is not already certified).
  • Interns are expected to be a positive and enthusiastic team member throughout the duration of the internship.

Educational Opportunities: • Gain experience teaching elementary-aged students • Build experience teaching hands-on science • Learn about how a garden can be used as a teaching tool • Build relationships with students, teachers, summer campers, and families • Write and implement creative lessons and activities that connect kids to the garden• Have opportunities to connect children with gardens, food, and community • Community event involvement • And more!

Compensation:

  • Each intern will receive a stipend of $400/month. First and last month’s stipend will be pro-rated based on days worked.
  • The Youth Garden Project will provide housing. Interns may move in the weekend before the internship. begins, and move out by the Monday following the close of the internship. Any extended stay beyond these times must be approved by the Associate Director.
  • Interns will be provided with a small space to garden for supplemental food supply and learning. experience. YGP will provide seeds, plant starts, tools, irrigation, etc.
  • When YGP is in peak harvest season, the intern household will receive one CSA share of produce each week.
  • Access to a variety of pro-deals through YGP.

Skills Desired: applicants must be 21 or older.

Interns must be responsible and reliable; work well independently and in a team setting; show enthusiasm, and have an interest in experiential education. Intern should be a problem solver who is flexible and able to improvise. Intern must have an open mind and willingness to be involved with the Youth Garden Project beyond its programs and work either in the garden or at special events.

TO APPLY:

Please e-mail a brief cover letter and an attached resume with three professional references to Program Manager, Julie Zender, atjulie@youthgardenproject.org

Maryland – Fair Farms hiring Interns

Maryland

Fair Farms Internship

Summer 2017

Fair Farms, a campaign for food and farm sustainability in Maryland is offering a summertime paid internship for a college student. The right candidate is an agricultural sciences major, environmental science, natural resource conservation, sustainability, nutrition, public policy, or similar.

The main role of the intern will be to assist the outreach coordinator, legal fellow, communications manager and executive director in the day-to-day operation of the Fair Farms campaign. This may include, but is not limited to writing assignments, farm visits, event management and tabling, social media and digital engagement, public policy and other opportunities.

A working knowledge of contemporary environmental justice issues as pertains to food and farming is strongly encouraged. Your ability to make sound decisions, work independently, be self-motivated, be a strong writer, be a fierce advocate for issues surrounding sustainability — and work in sometimes-inclement weather (heat and rain) are essential.

The internship runs from a flexible date in June until August and pays $12 an hour. The intern will be expected to track their hours, mileage and expenses. The intern will be expected to work from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at least three days a week.

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student
  • Background in the food, farm or environment
  • Experience working in a diverse group that may include urban and rural interactions
  • Experience with social media
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to interact with the public

How to Apply

Email shelby@fairfarmsnow.org
Please include “Summer Intern” in the subject line, along with a resume, references, and a brief cover letter specifying why you have a strong passion for working with our food system.