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Assistant Program Instructor - Paid Internship

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Published 14 days ago

June 15, 2020
August 28, 2020
June 5, 2020
Stipend $3,000
varies depending on camp on/off week

Assistant Program Instructor Paid Internship

Summer 2020

In this stipend-paid, active summer internship you will dive into the world of youth empowerment through food and environmental education. As a Green Plate Special Assistant Program Instructor, you will gain hands-on experience and guidance in facilitating youth-driven activities. You will support youth to grow and cook food that is good for their health, their confidence, and our planet. An internship with Green Plate Special is an excellent opportunity to assume a strong leadership position and build skills in communication, teaching, and community-building. Our Assistant Program Instructor will lead small groups of 4th-8th grade youth not only in gardening and cooking, but also in art projects and team-building under the leadership of the Green Plate Special Education Director and GPS staff.

Time Commitment: 52 hours per camp week; 18 hours per non-camp week

Dates:  

Training:                            June 15-19, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Internship Starts:            Monday June 26

Internship Ends:               Friday August 28

General Schedule:           Monday-Friday 8:00 – 6:30 for 7 weeks of camp

                                               Wednesday-Friday 10-4 for 3 non-camp weeks

Compensation: $3,000 stipend, as well as school credit or service learning credit, if your institution offers it. Breakfast, lunch, snack are provided, as well as treats from the garden and leftovers to take home throughout the summer! Each intern will be given 1 week off during one of the non-camp weeks during the summer.


Responsibilities:

  • Lead youth ages 9-14 through portions of gardening, cooking, and creative art curriculum with the guidance of Green Plate Special staff
  • Contribute activity ideas for garden and culinary curriculum as requested
  • Ensure proper setup and take down of equipment for garden and cooking activities
  • General garden and kitchen maintenance throughout the week (we have a flock of chickens as well)
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired Qualifications:

  • College (rising-sophomore through senior) or graduate student
  • Experience or study in: K-12 education, environmental studies, food justice and nutrition. Organic gardening and/or cooking experience a plus
  • Strong leadership skills; ability to lead and engage youth through hands-on learning activities and conflict resolution
  • Ability to implement and lead a lesson plan
  • Desire to take initiative and ability to identify and act when more support is needed in a group working environment
  • Enjoys collaborating with a small team in an outdoor setting and engaging in physical activity
  • Excellent communication skills, highly organized and punctual
  • Previous experience with 4th-8th grade youth a plus

 

Application Deadline: Accepting applications now until position is filled

Please submit a cover letter and resume with two references by e-mail to Maia Bernstein at: maiab@greenplatespecial.org

Assistant Program Instructor Paid Internship

Summer 2020

In this stipend-paid, active summer internship you will dive into the world of youth empowerment through food and environmental education. As a Green Plate Special Assistant…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Paid

Benefits

$3,000 stipend, as well as school credit or service learning credit, if your institution offers it. Breakfast, lunch, snack provided, as well as treats from the garden and leftovers to take home throughout the summer!

Each intern will be given 1 week off during one of the non-camp weeks during the summer.

$3,000 stipend, as well as school credit or service learning credit, if your institution offers it. Breakfast, lunch, snack provided, as well as treats from the garden and leftovers to…

How to Apply

Apply by email only.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and two references to Maia Bernstein 

Apply by email only.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and two references to Maia Bernstein 

Location

2115 25th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144

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