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.

What does it involve?
cooking, nutrition, & food preservation
garden maintenance
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

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For more information about the New Roots Internship, contact: Cait Caughey
                                                                                                       Education Director