YOUTH EDUCATION INTERNSHIP

DATES

September - November, 2018
(total of about 15 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

Positions open until filled.

Please send a resume and 3-5 sentences about why you’d like to be a Youth Education Intern to info@gardenfortheenvironment.org.

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 may 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 skills


HARVEST INTERNSHIP

DATES

Saturdays year-round
9:30am to 11:30am (or longer)

COMPENSATION

This is an unpaid, non-employee position. However, we are happy to verify hours for school or course credit. There occasionally will be extra veggies and fresh flowers for bouquets.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Positions open until filled. We're always looking for help!

Please send a resume and 3-5 sentences about why you’d like to be a Harvest Intern to info@gardenfortheenvironment.org.

Learn about local, small-scale food systems by helping us to harvest produce for a weekly donation box and maintain our vegetable planting beds. Harvest Interns can arrive early on Saturday mornings (9:30am) to help harvest and put together a produce box. Harvest Interns may once the box is picked up at 11:30am but area also welcome to stay until the garden closes at 3pm to assist with caring for veggie starts in the greenhouse and vegetable beds around the garden.

There are no requirements or pre-requisites to become a Harvest Intern - we just ask for a regular, consistent commitment. Stop by any Wednesday or Saturday from 10am to 3pm if you'd like to learn more or chat about the internship with our staff.


GARDEN MAINTENANCE INTERNSHIP

DATES

Wednesdays or Saturdays year-round
10am to 3pm (or some portion of that time)

COMPENSATION

This is an unpaid, non-employee position. However, we are happy to verify hours for school or course credit.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Positions open until filled. We're always looking for help!

Please send a resume and 3-5 sentences about why you’d like to be a Garden Maintenance Intern to info@gardenfortheenvironment.org.

Learn about sustainable garden maintenance alongside our expert staff and core volunteers as a Garden Maintenance Intern. In this role, you can help with any aspect of garden care - managing the compost system, working in the drought tolerant planting areas, caring for native plants, maintaining the orchard or veggie beds, or repairing infrastructure. You can do a different activity each week, or you can specialize in a certain area of the garden or in a certain type of work. Garden Maintenance Interns are like volunteers, but we expect a more consistent commitment and in return we will work more closely with you to share our knowledge and skills.

There are no requirements or pre-requisites to become a Garden Maintenance Intern - we just ask for a regular, consistent commitment. Stop by any Wednesday or Saturday from 10am to 3pm if you'd like to learn more or chat about the internship with our staff.