Youth Garden Project Program Instructor Internship in Utah

Rainbow on FarmYouth Garden Project Program Instructor Internship in Utah: Spring/Summer Session Internship Starts: March 4, 2013 Internship Ends: August 23, 2013 Number of Positions:2 Minimum Age Requirement:21 App Deadline: open until filled The Youth Garden Project is a non-profit organization in Moab, UT with a mission of cultivating healthy children, families, and community through educational programs and the profound act of connecting people with food from seed to table. YGP is looking for an individual that is interested in working as an educator with children in a hands-on, outdoor setting within our Garden Classroom and After School programs in the Spring, and our 9 Week Summer Camp Program during the summer months. Spring Garden Classrooms typically occur through the entire months of April and May and will be taught primarily by 2 instructor interns with aid from the Program Coordinator. The Summer Camp is taught by four Program Instructor Interns. Interns facilitate the 9 week summer program and design and implement the lesson plans for Summer Camp, with guidance from the Program Coordinator, that include garden-based themes and activities.

Skills Desired: Intern must be responsible; reliable; have good management, personal, and organizational skills; enthusiasm, and an interest in experiential education. Intern should be a strong team player with a positive attitude and 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. Experience in teaching/managing children or a background in education is required. 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 -Gain experience writing and implementing 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! Meals & Stipend: The interns will have an allocated garden space as well as access to garden resources enabling them to grow a portion of their own food. YGP will not provide meals on a daily basis, though the interns will have opportunities to participate in YGP events like Weed-N-Feeds and Garden Dinners. Each intern will receive a stipend of $250/month. Housing:  YGP provides shared housing.  Security deposit required. PLEASE visit our website’s internship page to view a detailed list of responsibilities prior to applying http://www.youthgardenproject.org/internships/ TO APPLY e-mail an attached resume to Kaitlin Harris at programs@youthgardenproject.org Youth Garden Project 530 S 400 E Moab, UT 84532 435.259.2326

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