Internships at the Goodman Youth Farm

 **Check back in mid-December for our 2018 internship application**

*Are you a high school student looking for a summer internship? Click here to apply for a High School Internship!

If you are interested in a volunteer internship, please contact our Goodman Youth Farm Manager at jennica@communitygroundworks.org

Continue reading below for more information about interning at the Goodman Youth Farm, or visit the Community GroundWorks' Internship Opportunities page for information about all of our intern programs. Want to hear what past interns have said about their experience? Be sure to check out their stories, too. 

What do they do?

Youth Farm interns develop skills in agriculture-based youth programming and environmental education, as well as small scale organic vegetable production. As farmer-educators, interns lead groups of elementary, middle and high school youth in completing daily farm tasks, as well as cooking, art, and nature activities. Outside of youth programming time, interns will work as part of a field crew, completing tasks such as bed prep, planting, weeding, harvesting, and watering.  All farm staff assist the program manager with general program oversight and development, including planning daily activities, program documentation, and evaluation. One intern will specialize in beekeeping, in addition to the duties described above. 

 

 

 

 

 

Available Positions: Three paid positions are available, two full-season positions and one summer-only position. If you are interested in working at the Youth Farm, but are unable to commit to this schedule, please check our volunteer opportunities!

  • Farm Educator Interns: Farmer-educators focus on leading small groups of students in educational farm activities. Before leading students, interns learn hands-on farming techniques by working as a field crew to prep the farm for student visits. Interns participate in other professional development experiences to help them grow as educators and as farmers throughout the season. Additionally, one full-season intern will specialize in beekeeping. This intern will learn to care for our beehive, and lead students in beekeeping demonstrations and hands-on activities at the hive. Prior experience with beekeeping is not required, although some exposure to bees is encouraged; supplemental training will be provided in one-on-one sessions with the farm manager. College credit available for all internships.
  • High School Interns: High school-aged interns work during our summer season only. High school interns apply through CommonWealth Development. 

 

Schedule

Spring: April 17-June 7

  • Tuesday - 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Wednesday - 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Thursday - 8:00am-3:00pm

Summer: June 11-August 9

Fall: September 4-November 1

  • Tuesday - 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Wednesday - 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Thursday - 8:00am-3:00pm

Professional Development: Education and professional development is a central component for all of our internships, both paid and volunteers. All Youth Farm interns participate in weekly professional development classes during our summer season. Each class includes a field walk and a formal class. A number of classes incorporate guest speakers or field trips. Class topics include, but are not limited to, farm planning, outdoor classroom management, history of vegetable cultivars, and introductory beekeeping. In spring and fall, interns will learn about and assist with the weekly field trip planning process. Interns will also receive access to professional development opportunities from other Community GroundWorks' programs. 

College Credit: Credit is available for all internships. Speak with your adviser to arrange credit for your internship experience. We are happy to help you complete hours requirements and paperwork.