Growing Gardens’ mission is to cultivate community through sustainable urban agriculture. Our programs empower people of all ages, income levels, and abilities by connecting them with their local food system, each other, and the environment. Our organization values the diverse skills and individuals that come together to create a thriving community and workplace. We are committed to the work we do, and bring our best selves each day, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously, have fun, and enjoy the process of doing good in our community. We take care of each other and put people at the center of everything we do.
Environmental Education Internship
Spring Season 2023
August 15th – October 27th
Reports to: Senior Education Program Manager
Job Status: Seasonal Intern, 15 hours per week
Compensation: Qualifies for credit at the university level and includes $300 upon completion
Location: Boulder, CO
How to apply: Follow this link to fill out an online application
Check out our Internship Digital Booklet!
Spring Season Environmental Education Interns gain incredible hands-on experience teaching and learning in our programs as they develop essential skills for environmental education. Environmental Educators improve their teaching techniques through trainings, practice, reflection, and feedback. Fall Environmental Educators spend most of their time directly teaching in the Children’s Peace Garden programs such as field trips and classroom visits.
Environmental Education Intern Duties
Event Participation and Community Outreach
Environmental Education Interns will assist with marketing for programming and will educate and engage with community members during community outreach events.
Knowledge and Skills the Intern Will Develop:
Structure of Internship
Benefits of Interning with Growing Gardens:
Growing Gardens is seeking individuals who are excited to gain skills and experience teaching and learning in a community of motivated garden-based educators!
A successful applicant will demonstrate:
A note about working here in the time of Covid-19:
Like everyone around the globe our operations have been challenged by this pandemic. Our work has had to shift at a moments’ notice based on Public Health guidelines and changing priorities for the organization. We ask that interns are understanding of changing schedules and planned work as is necessary. In order to keep our small and mighty team healthy through the season we are requiring that everyone participating in our internship program be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. At this time, that means they will have received the primary vaccination and the bivalent booster containing Omicron. Further details on this can be found on the CDC website. *If you need an exception to this requirement, please speak with the hiring manager.
Growing Gardens prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment and will take affirmative measures to ensure against them, especially if they are carried out on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, neurodiversity, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, matriculation or political affiliation. This policy applies to all employees or potential employees, volunteers, participants, members of the Growing Gardens Board of Directors, people who serve on Growing Gardens’ committees, and anyone attending Growing Gardens’ events. This policy extends to all aspects of employment at Growing Gardens, including hiring, transfer, promotion, training, working conditions, policies, compensation, evaluation, discipline and termination.
Follow this link for our online application. If the link does not work, copy the url code below into your web browser.
Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until July 15, 2023. We recommend getting your application in as soon as possible for full consideration. Position will remain open until filled.
For any questions, contact Megan Reynoso at [email protected]
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