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Grow Garden Intern Tasks (1 needed)

Summer Garden Internship Description:

GROW La Crosse is a  non-profit which connects children to healthy food and nature through school gardens and farm camps.  We are looking for interns this upcoming summer 2017.

Internship Description:

Intern will be responsible for overseeing a school garden, organizing volunteers, helping with summer lessons and helping plan the Fall Festival on the Farm.  Currently, we have gardens at State Road Elementary, Hamilton/SOTA 1 Elementary schools and a new garden going in at Spence Elementary.  During the summer, we ensure the gardens are being maintained through family volunteers from the school.  Interns check on the gardens, check-in on the volunteers, help coordinate the volunteers and help troubleshoot when needed.  We also help instruct lessons to summer school classes and Hamilton students (Hamilton is a year-round school).  Interns help to plan and instruct a few lessons with help from the supervisor.  The Fall Festival on the Farm, a main fundraiser for the organization, is held in September every year.  Interns assist in helping to prepare for the festival.  Interns also have the opportunity to help with Farm Camps which take place at Deep Roots Community Farm, about 12 miles from La Crosse.

Requirements:

6 hours a week from June 1- August 31st

Must feel comfortable leading a group of elementary students

Must have desire to learn more about nutrition education, especially Garden to Cafeteria

Must work well with others

Has transportation (car or bike)

A typical week could look like:

30 mins- Meeting with supervisor

2 hrs- Helping at garden

2 hours – Teaching nutrition lessons

30 mins- Garden to Cafeteria help (picking tomatoes/lettuce)

15 mins- Communications with supervisor and/or teachers

30 mins- Researching seed saving techniques for next lesson

Please check out Grow La Crosse’s website to see if this organization aligns with your interests.

If you are interested and have the time and positive energy to put towards this internship, please send me your resume (or a list of experiences you’ve had that relate to this experience), a short paragraph about why this is a good fit for you and times throughout the week that you have available to kari@growlacrosse.org.   Feel free to ask any questions.   This is an unpaid position, but a lot of experiences are gained.  Also, you may want to check with your university for credit and grant funding opportunities for the internship.

Fall Garden Internship Description:

GROW La Crosse is a  non-profit which connects children to healthy food and nature through school gardens and farm camps.  We are looking for interns for Fall 2017.

Internship Description:

Intern will be responsible for teaching garden-related nutrition education classes to local elementary school students.  Currently, we have gardens at both State Road Elementary, Hamilton/SOTA 1 Elementary Schools and Spence Elementary.  Garden-connected lessons are taught to each classroom that signs up at each school.  Interns help to engage and instruct the lesson which is created by the supervisor and interns.  Intern is responsible for helping with maintenance of the garden, occasionally picking and supplying cafeteria with garden vegetables, helping with the Fall Festival on the Farm (the main fundraiser for our organization) and occasional recess or after-school lessons.

Requirements:

6 hours a week from September-early December

3 of the required hours must be between the hours of 8:30-11:00 or 12:30-3;00 Monday-Friday (elementary school hours)

Must feel comfortable leading a class of elementary students

Must have desire to learn more about nutrition education, especially Garden to Cafeteria

Must work well with others

Has transportation to a school (bike or car)

A typical week could look like:

1 hr-Meeting with supervisor

30 mins- Prepping for lesson

3 hours – Teaching nutrition lessons

30 mins- Garden to Cafeteria help (picking tomatoes/lettuce)

15 mins- Communications with supervisor and/or teachers

30 mins- Researching seed saving techniques for next lesson

Please check out Grow La Crosse’s website to see if this organization aligns with your interests.

If you are interested and have the time and positive energy to put towards this internship, please send me your resume (or a list of experiences you’ve had that relate to this experience), a short paragraph about why this is a good fit for you and times throughout the week that you have available to kari@growlacrosse.org.   Feel free to ask any questions.   This is an unpaid position, but a lot of experiences are gained.  Also, you may want to check with your university for credit and grant funding opportunities for the internship.

 

Summer and Fall Marketing Internship Description:

Tasks include:

  • Create photo journalism blogs each week for GROW La Crosse
  • Create professional social media posts
  • To capture images, intern will attend some Grow programs and events
  • Help maintain gardens and hoop house
  • Highlight and review events
  • Connect with community media
  • Facilitate vegetables getting from the hoop house to cafeteria (State Road) to summer school when needed
  • Help increase the number of blog subscribers
  • Assist in the marketing of events
  • Help with other tasks as needed

If you are interested and have the time and positive energy to put towards this internship, please send me your resume (or a list of experiences you’ve had that relate to this experience), a short paragraph about why this is a good fit for you and times throughout the week that you have available to jamie@growlacrosse.org.   Feel free to ask any questions.   This is an unpaid position, but a lot of experiences are gained.  Also, you may want to check with your university for credit and grant funding opportunities for the internship.

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