NEW ROOTS INTERNSHIP
The Big Garden offers a 12-week paid summer internship for young adults interested in organic gardening, food security, local food, and working with children. The interns receive the extensive hands-on training in gardening, food security, and classroom management that is necessary to teach low-income children and youth throughout the metro-Omaha area. In 2016, our 9 garden educators taught more than 650 children each week throughout the summer! Several of our interns have gone on to work in fields related to gardening, food security, and education.
Molly Krebs, former summer intern recently contacted us:
"Just wanted to check in and say thanks for the opportunity a few summers ago! I'm currently a law student at Villanova. This summer, I will be working at Villanova's Farmworkers Legal Aid Clinic. I will be representing migrant farmworkers in immigration proceedings, fair wage claims, and workers compensation. [At The Big Garden] I gained valuable knowledge about our country's food system. I am committed to giving dignity to those who participate and will continue to work to make our food system more just."
What does it involve?
cooking, nutrition, & food preservation
teaching garden classes
working as a team
working in greenhouse
washing, storing, & delivering produce
attending Big Garden events
completing internship curriculum
Requirements: valid driver’s license, age 19+, background check
Applications due March 15th
Interns selected by April 15th
For more information about the New Roots Internship, contact: Cait Caughey