Assistant Program Instructor Paid Internship - Summer 2018


Paid

Yes

Wage

$3,000 Stipend

Hours per week

General Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 – 6:00 (7 weeks of camp and 3 non-camp weeks, providing time for planning and personal time-away for rejuvenation)

Published:

04/25/2018

Start Date

06/18/2018

End Date

08/31/2018

Address

2115 25th Avenue South
Seattle
Washington
98144
United States

Description

In this stipend-paid, active summer internship you will dive head first into the world of youth 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 garden 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 organization. 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: 40-52 hours per week

 

Dates:  

Training:                           June 18-22, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Internship Starts:             Monday June 25

Internship Ends:               Friday August 31

General Schedule:           Monday-Friday 8:00 – 6:00*

*7 weeks of camp and 3 non-camp weeks, providing time for planning and personal time-away for rejuvenation


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 free (non-camp) weeks during the summer.


Responsibilities:

  • Lead youth age 9-14 through portions of gardening, cooking, and creative art curriculum with the guidance of Green Plate Special staff
  • Contribute creative lesson and 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 4th-8th grade youth through hands-on learning activities
  • 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 positions are filled


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

Benefits

An internship with Green Plate Special is an excellent opportunity to assume a strong leadership position and build skills in communication, teaching, and organization. 

How To Apply

maiab@greenplatespecial.org

http://www.greenplatespecial.org

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


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