Internships & Volunteers
Internships are currently available in two Youth Grow Local programs: Kids' Gardening Program and Goodman Youth Farm.
Kids' Gardening Program
The Kids' Gardening Program provides hands-on educational programming in the areas of gardening, cooking/nutrition, arts, and nature study for a diverse population of young people in the Madison area.
Interns will build their skills as environmental educators and gardeners as they work with youth from area community centers, elementary and high schools, and summer camps. Interns will assist the Kids' Gardening Coordinator in developing, implementing, and evaluating program activities for children in our award-winning organic Kids' Garden, tallgrass prairie, edible landscape, and sugar maple woodland. In addition, interns will gain valuable experience training and supervising volunteers and helping to maintain and improve the Kids' Garden and Outdoor Kitchen.
During the nine-week summer program, shifts are generally 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM Monday-Friday (although they may vary slightly depending on the schedules of our partnering organizations). During the five-week spring and eight-week fall programs, shifts are generally 2-5 PM, several days per week (the particular days are dependent on the schedules of our partnering organizations).