Our Youth Grow Program interns assist the lead School Garden Coordinator in facilitating classroom garden lessons by: leading small groups of 10-12 students while implementing garden lessons with the Youth Grow School Garden Coordinator. Responsibilities include helping with set-up and clean-up of activities, supporting classroom management, helping with garden maintenance, and documenting student experiences (ie. quotes and photos). Note: We are partnered with eight local elementary schools. Terms: Fall: September 12-December 9th (14 weeks), Winter: January 3rd-March 24th (12 weeks), Spring: April 3rd-June 9th (10 weeks).
**We are at capacity with Winter Internships however we encourage you to apply for Spring! Read the detailed IN-CLASS INTERN DESCRIPTION:HERE
Winter 2016 Intern’s:
Scott has a passion for growing food. He is currently studying horticulture and crop science at Oregon State University, and he loves seeing children get excited about plants. A Philadelphia native and US Navy veteran, Scott is an avid outdoors man who enjoys hiking and camping with his wife, Anna, and their dog, Becker.
Audrey is finishing her up undergrad at Portland State University majoring in Community Development. She is inspired by Growing Gardens’ passion and dedication. She has experience working with children and is excited to assist in the garden education lessons.
Stephanie is a recent graduate from Oregon State University with a degree in Nutrition as well as Public Health. She is a foodie and has a passion for nutrition and how food can influence our health. She is a strong advocate for physical activity and a novice powerlifter lifter. In her free time she is exploring hiking trails, museums, Saturday markets, or other fun community events. She hopes to further her experience in helping students get excited about fruit and vegetables!