The Youth Programs Internship is an opportunity for Rutgers students to teach children about plants, food, healthy living and environmental issues. Students from a variety of academic disciplines will have the opportunity to use their classroom learning to enhance our programming and to broaden their own knowledge of different disciplines through hands-on exploration and program development.
In addition to developing programs and working with youth, interns will help to plant and maintain the Community Youth Garden, which is used for much of our youth programming and as a public display. Youth program interns will also work collaboratively with the Student Farm interns.
Students selected for this paid internship will work 5–10 hours a week during the spring semester and 37.5 hours per week during the summer. Enrollment in the three-credit summer course “The Principles and Practice of Small-Scale Organic Farming,” offered through the Agriculture and Food Systems curriculum, is required for the internship. This class includes topics on organic food production, soil health and pest management. Through weekly readings, discussions, farm visits, and field sessions, students examine the connections between agriculture, food, and community systems. For Youth Programs Interns, this course provides useful information for maintaining the Community Youth Garden, and inspiration to share with our youth visitors about where our food comes from and ways to make healthy food choices.
March 23–May 15, 2020, 5–10 hours per week, based on student’s availability
May 18–August 21, 2020, 37.5 hours per week, with occasional evening or weekend hours.
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This Internship is available to Rutgers students who will be registered during the summer semester. Click here for the 2020 Youth Programs Internship application. All application materials must be received by March 1, 2020. Selected applicants will be contacted for interviews to take place in the beginning of March.
For more information, please email Debbie Henry or call 732-932-8451.