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 extensive hands-on training in gardening, food security, and classroom management that they will use to teach low-income children and youth throughout the metro-Omaha area. In 2017, our 9 garden educators taught more than 950 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?
teaching garden classes
cooking, nutrition, & food preservation
garden maintenance
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

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."


Application deadline March 15th
Interns selected by April 15th

Click here for application information.

For more information about the New Roots Internship, contact: Nathan Morgan
                                                                                                       Executive Director