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Gardening and Environmental Education Internship

Basic Function:      The Garden and Environmental Education Intern is responsible for the design and implementation of gardening programs at various sites.  This position reports directly to the Unit Director or Program Manager.

 

Internship Responsibilities:

  • Design and maintain an organic vegetable garden.
  • Design and facilitate various gardening programs and activities using a specified gardening curriculum to educate youth on gardening techniques and other environmental topics.
  • Promote and stimulate interest and participation in program activities by members, their families and volunteers.
  • Assist with collaborative projects with schools and other community partners to provide a variety of garden programming.
  • Know and use positive youth guidance techniques including, but not limited to, positive role modeling, conflict resolution and positive discipline.
  • Work to achieve the mission of the organization.
  • Involve children in all parts of the gardening process (i.e planting, weeding, watering and harvesting).
  • Able to job shadow other staff at Boys & Girls Clubs.

 

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and experience with growing a vegetable garden.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Demonstrates ability to relate well with children in a Boys & Girls Club.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work well with youth and families from diverse backgrounds.
  • Interest in environmental education, culinary arts, nutrition, and/or sustainability projects.
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable and willing to seek new ideas.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check.

 

Program Hours Available:

 

School Year Hours:   Club: 1 PM to 9 PM Monday-Friday                   

                             KIDSTOP: 2 PM to 6 PM Monday-Friday

 

Summer Hours:       Club: 10 PM to 6 PM Monday-Friday      

                             KIDSTOP: 7 AM to 6 PM Monday-Friday

                              (somewhere in that time frame)

*Intern schedule will vary depending on site need and intern availability

 

***A stipend in the amount of $300 will be allotted to those interns able to complete 300 or more hours during the course of the semester.

 

How To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and references to Bethany Theisen, Volunteer & Internship Coordinator, by emailing it to btheisen@bgcmn.org (as a PDF file) or by mail to: Boys & Girls Club, 345 30th Avenue North, St. Cloud MN  56303.  To help with the intake process, please submit an application on our website at www.bgcmn.org and click on the volunteer tab.

 

Deadline:  Ongoing

 

"Boys & Girls Clubs of Central MN is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Service."

Need Type: Volunteer
This Need is ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 56303