Interested in becoming a garden educator? Love working with kids? Be a Youth Education Intern this spring!

 

Youth Education Interns will learn about outdoor education by helping to plan and facilitate field trips at Garden for the Environment. Interns will work closely with the Education Manager to learn about classroom and small group management, sustainable garden maintenance, composting, and water conservation. Interns should have a passion for working with children, a desire to gain experience with outdoor education, and an interest in learning about garden care. Field trips are sponsored by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, coordinated through the Department of the Environment, and serve San Francisco public and private schools.

Responsibilities:

Help set up for and clean up after field trips
Co-lead garden tours for groups of up to 30 students in grades 3 - 5
Lead rotating hands-on garden activity stations
Inspire a love of nature in all students

An ideal candidate will have some or all of the following qualifications:

Flexible and self-motivated
Experience working with children, preferably in an outdoor setting
Experience with gardening, composting, and local water issues
Comfortable with light rain, bugs, soil, and tools
Spanish or Chinese language skill


DATES
March 1st – May 31st, 2017
(total of about 20 field trips)
Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:15am to 1:15pm

COMPENSATION
This is an unpaid, non-employee position. However, we are happy to verify hours for school or course credit and can provide a $250 stipend to cover transportation expenses upon completion of the internship.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Thursday, February 8th by 5pm.

Please send a resume and 3-5 sentences (no more!) about why you’d be a great fit for this internship to: adam@gardenfortheenvironment.org.