Internships at the Kids' Garden


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*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 Ginny Hughes at

Continue reading below for more information about interning at the Troy Kids' Garden, or visit the Community GroundWorks' Internship Opportunities page for information about all of our intern programs.



What do they do?

The Kids' Garden Program provides hands-on educational programming in the areas of gardening, cooking/nutrition, arts, and nature study for a diverse population of young people in the Madison area.


Interns will build their skills as environmental educators and gardeners as they work with youth from area community centers, elementary and high schools, and summer camps. Interns will assist the Kids' Gardening Coordinator in developing, implementing, and evaluating program activities for children in our award-winning organic Kids' Garden, tallgrass prairie, edible landscape, and sugar maple woodland. In addition, interns will gain valuable experience training and supervising volunteers and helping to  maintain and improve the Kids' Garden and the Culinary Arts Outdoor Classroom.

Available Positions: There are four intern positions available positions. 


Spring: April 16 - June 8

  • Monday 2:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday 2:00pm - 5:30pm

Summer: June 11 - August 10

  • Monday 8:30am - 3:30pm
  • Tuesday 8:30am - 3:30pm
  • Wednesday 8:30am - 3:30pm
  • Thursday 8:30am - 3:30pm
  • Friday 8:30am - 3:30pm

Fall: September 5 - October 26

  • Monday 2:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday 2:00pm - 5:30pm

Professional Development:  Education and professional development is a central component for all of our internships, both paid and volunteers.  All Kids' Garden interns will participate in weekly professional development classes during our summer season which will include field walks, discussions, and guest speakers.  Interns will have an opportunity to work together with the Kids' Garden Manager to collaboratively plan weekly garden, cooking, nature and art activities for program participants.  All interns will receive copies of Got Veggies? A Garden-Based Nutrition Education Curriculum, and Got Dirt? A Garden Toolkit for Implementing Youth Gardens, and Teaching in Nature's Classroom to use as tools as they build their skills as garden educators. 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.