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Summer Internship with Garden School Foundation

By Elizabeth Hall

IMG_8348The Garden School Foundation is  looking for interns to join us for the summer semester! GSF’s Seed-to-Table internship is a unique fusion of gardening and teaching. Summer interns work in the garden as well as at our 2 week long City Seedlings Summer Camp.

The ideal candidate has a desire to gain experience in garden education and urban agriculture, a passion for advocacy and community engagement and loves to get their hands dirty with the rewarding garden work that keeps our school gardens beautiful.

As a summer semester program intern at GSF you will have the opportunity to:
–Learn about organic gardening in an urban setting which includes: fruit tree care, integrated pest management practices, seed starting, plant propagation, crop rotating and of course, various composting techniques.
–Have hands-on, practical experience in soil building for healthy crops.
–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

Internships start on June 19th and end in early August depending on intern’s availability. Interns will work Mon-Fri from 8am to 3 pm during our 2 week summer camp from June 19th-June 30th. In July interns work Wednesdays from 8am to 3pm. Internships are unpaid; however, we are happy to arrange college credit.

Responsibilities

-Working closely with our garden staff to complete garden projects that enhance learning opportunities
-Serving as a camp counselor at our 2 week City Seedlings Summer Camp, helping to lead activities and games
-Assisting in the care of our beautiful and functional garden classrooms, greenhouse and themed garden spaces.
-Designing and completing a project of your choosing whether that’s running an art club or planting in a freshly built hugelkulture.
-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.

Requirements

-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
-Some knowledge in environmental studies
-Positive, can-do attitude
-Willingness to work outside during all weather conditions
-Be comfortable working with people of all ages and backgrounds
-Spanish language skills preferred

How to Apply

To apply to our City Seedlings Summer Internship, please send your resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Hall at elizabeth@gardenschoolfoundation.or

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