We are now accepting applications for
The Farm at St. Joe’s
2019 Summer Education Intern
The Farm at St. Joe’s is a national leader in the growing field of hospital-based farming. Our mission is to grow a healthy community by empowering people through food, education, and relationships. As the 2019 Summer Education Intern, you will have the opportunity to teach youth about health, agriculture, and sustainability in a truly unique environment. We should also mention that you’ll enjoy tons of fresh vegetables and many hours outside under the warm summer sun!
Education is a major emphasis of programming at The Farm at St. Joe’s. During the school year, The Farm hosts nearly 1,000 students from Ypsilanti Community Schools for field trips. Over the summer, education is primarily delivered through summer camps. Campers have the opportunity to explore food from seed to stomach, while learning about botany, human health, and environmental stewardship. We also collaborate with community partners throughout the summer to deliver dynamic and innovative educational programming off-site.
Roles and responsibilities
- Staff summer camps, including delivery of inquiry-based education lessons and camper mentorship
- Participate in educational outreach activities by leading learning activities for children off-site
- Create new lessons and activities for summer camps and field trips
- Develop, implement, and improve evaluation tools to assess impact of education program
- Actively participate in broader Farm programming, including sustainable vegetable production and community events
Time period and hours
Flexible start date, May preferred
End date: August 16, 2019
30-40 hour weeks, depending on camp schedule (details discussed during interview)
If interested, please send your application to Laura Meisler, Education Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so submit your application today!
All applications should include the following and should be submitted as a single pdf.
- Cover letter, which includes start date availability and addresses the following questions: What are your professional goals? How will this internship prepare you for your professional goals? What unique perspective will you bring to The Farm at St. Joe’s community?
Please note that interns must be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program and must receive academic credit for their participation (i.e., this internship should count toward the intern’s degree).