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Internships

Environmental Education Instructors:

1) Spring Season (March 1, 2016 – May 31, 2016): 15 hours/week, college credit potential, additional perks

Our Spring interns work closely with the Program Coordinator to lead Field Trips, After School Garden Club, and Classroom Visits in our Children’s Peace Garden. The right candidate should have a passion for teaching young students about environmental stewardship, nutrition, respect for diversity, plants, creative self-expression, etc. We utilize hands on activities to teach students about organic gardening, the garden as the source of food, how to prepare simple meals, and the ecology of an organic garden. We will train and orient you on the different curriculum’s we have in place to teach the classes as well as effective teaching strategies to engage the students during the lessons. This position is ideal for someone interested in gaining experience as an educator in the Environmental Education field.

For the full description of responsibilities, expectations, perks, etc. please check the website.

2) Summer Season (May 15, 2016 – August 15, 2016): 30 hours/week, $625 stipend at the completion of the internship, additional perks

Our Summer interns work closely with the Program Coordinator to lead Summer Camps and Field Trips for the Children’s Peace Garden during the summer. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three months previous teaching experience with elementary aged children. This can range from working at summer camps, before/after school programs, coaching, etc. The candidate should have a passion for teaching and working with younger students. We utilize hands on activities to teach students about organic gardening, the garden as the source of food, how to prepare simple meals, and the ecology of an organic garden. Most of the classes and trips take place during the regular week in the mornings and early afternoons.

For the full description of responsibilities, expectations, perks, etc. please check the website.

3) Full Season (March 1, 2016 – October 31, 2016): 40 hours/week, monthly stipend of $800, 1 week paid vacation, additional perks

Our Full Season interns spend the majority of their time leading Field Trips, After School Garden Club, Summer Camps, and Classroom visits for the Children’s Peace Garden. In addition to teaching in the Peace Garden, Full Season interns will be responsible for teaching in the Horticulture Therapy Program twice a month. During the Summer they will assist the Program Coordinator in mentoring the teens participating in the Cultiva Youth Project. Interns help teach teenagers about sustainable agriculture, leadership skills, entrepreneurial and life skills while working alongside the youth in the fields. In addition to this, interns will have the opportunity to learn about vegetable production while they work in the greenhouse and fields approximately two hours per week.

For the full description of responsibilities, expectations, perks, etc. please check the website.

Growing Internships:

Spring Growing Internship: see website

Full Season Growing Internship: see website

You can also view the detailed descriptions that are attached!

To apply:

The official application can be found on our website at francisco

Applications are due by February 1, 2016 although our goal is to have all the positions filled before this date. We will be filling positions as applications come in.

Please direct any questions to Francisco Di Poi

Francisco Di Poi

Program Coordinator

Growing Gardens

Boulder, Colorado

303.443.9952

Cultivating community through sustainable urban agriculture

growinggardens.org

 

Environmental Education Instructor (Full Season) March – Oct 2016.pdf

Environmental Education Instructor (Spring) March – May 2016.pdf

Environmental Education Instructor (Summer) May-Aug 2016.pdf

Greenhouse and Garden Grower March – May 2016.pdf

Orchard and Farm Growing Intern March – Nov 2016.pdf

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