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Position: Schoolyard Farm Education Intern
Type: 252 hour unpaid, credit-option internship from January through mid-May; If hired for summer, position will transition to paid, 40 hours per week in mid-May. Pay rate DOE, but not less than $15.00/hour.
Organization: Fresh Roots 
South and East Vancouver, BC

Application Deadline: November 15, 2018

Good Food For All

Everyone should have access to healthy food, soil, and community. We enact this vision by cultivating engaging gardens and programs that catalyze healthy eating, ecological stewardship, and community celebration. Fresh Roots stewards 1/2 acre market gardens on school grounds across the lower mainland. Our fields produce good food for the community, empower youth through vocational skills development, and serve as hands-on outdoor classrooms for over 5000 students each year.

The Position

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. Fresh Roots Interns will have a chance to learn and work in many areas of the organization, including farming and teen programming. This position will be eligible for summer employment through Canada Summer Jobs working with our summer Day Camps and other programming for May through August.

Internship credit is available through UBC’s Career Development Internship course (LFS 496) for 6 credits, a UBC directed studies program, or Kwantlen’s AGRI 4295. Credit options may be available for other programs as well. Receiving credit is not a requirement of the internship program.


  • Meet Canada Summer Jobs Requirements and be interested in continuing full-time during the summer
  • Passion for farm, outdoor, and/or environmental education
  • Experience working with youth as a camp counsellor or similar position
  • Physically able and happy to work outdoors in all conditions for up to 8 hours a day
  • Demonstrate respect and empathy for all
  • Strong organizational capacity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to work with a team and independently
  • Have a valid class 5 driver’s license and comfortable driving a vehicle
  • Able to pass a criminal record check

Key Details

UBC Credit option, 6 credits, LFS 496; Kwantlen credit option: 3 credits, AGRI 4295
This is a 252 hour internship from January through mid-May. Hours will break down roughly as follows:

  • January: 25 hours
  • February: 30 hours
  • March: 60 hours
  • April: 100 hours
  • May: 40 hours

If hired for summer, position will transition to paid, 40 hours per week in mid-May. Pay rate DOE, but not less than $15.00/hour.

How to Apply

E-mail a short cover letter (500 words) and resume (in one document) to with your name and the name of the position in the subject. Applications must be received no later than November 15, 2018. We regret that due to the high volume of applicants only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Oct 29 2018    ID: 48853