Internships

Internships give you the opportunity to develop your skills, learn how Fresh Roots’s unique model works, and make a real contribution to our community. As a Fresh Roots intern, you may be able to receive credit through the University of British Columbia, as well as the potential to join our summer (and, in some cases, fall) staff. Each internship has its own delicious flavor. Check out the postings to learn more!

Farm Education Intern

Applications due: December 1, 2017

Position Dates: Late January-April, continuing as Canada Summer Jobs staff May-August.

UBC Credit Option: 6 credits, LFS 496

If you love seeing kids find joy in holding worms or discover that kale is their favorite food, if you can make rainy days the best days, or if you have a favorite silly vegetable song or game, this might be the position for you! The Farm Education Intern will assist the Experiential Learning Manager in delivering and developing a variety of educational programming on our farms, in classrooms, and in the community. Programs include farm field trips for all ages, classroom-based elementary workshops, and community learning events on the farms. This position will also help develop programming and prepare for our new Summer Day Camp.  This intern will be eligible for summer employment through Canada Summer Jobs as our Assistant Camp Director for May through August.

See the full job posting here: Farm Education Intern

Schoolyard Farm Intern

Applications due: January 15, 2018

Position Dates: February-November.

UBC Credit Option: 6-9 credits, LFS 496 for February-April and September-November; May-August are employed through Canada Summer Jobs

If you love to be outside and to get away from the monotony of the computer, if you love sharing food with your community, or if you see the magic in sprouting seeds, this might be the position for you! The Schoolyard Farm Interns will assist the Farm Manager in growing Good Food on school grounds and distributing it throughout the community. As part of the farm team, interns will take part in crop production, field maintenance, harvesting, and produce sales. They will also help to lead youth in the growing and selling of healthy food. And they’ll be eligible for summer employment through Canada Summer Jobs as our Schoolyard Farm Staff. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

See the full job posting here: Schoolyard Farm Intern

SOYL Intern

Applications due: January 15, 2018

Position Dates: March through mid-May, continuing as Canada Summer Jobs staff mid-May-August.

UBC Credit Option: 3 credits, LFS 496

As part of the SOYL program team, you’ll help inspire and engage youth by mentoring them to grow, cook,
sell, process, and explore Good Food. You’ll play a key role in making this program a success, by supporting
youth recruitment and selection, developing program activities, assisting with logistics and communication and
delivering the program itself. If you’re passionate about working with teens and cultivating personal growth
and community leadership through farming, this could be the job for you! This intern will be eligible for
summer employment through Canada Summer Jobs for May through August.

See the full job posting hereSOYL Program Intern

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What is it like to be a Schoolyard Farm Intern?

Read a season’s worth of experiences from Jenny, a former Fresh Roots Intern, on our blog.