Heirloom Seed Project Summer Internship

Walsoboro, Maine
Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 13, 2014 (All day)
Company Name: 
Medomak Valley High School

Medomak Valley High School

Heirloom Seed Project

Summer Internship

Medomak Valley High School’s Heirloom Seed Project is accepting applications for a Summer Intern. The internship will last from June 2st to August 28th. Ideal candidates are college students studying sustainable agriculture or education and who are interested in biodiversity, seed saving, environmental education, and working with youth. People from outside these subject areas are also encouraged to apply!

This internship is hosted by the Medomak Valley High School Heirloom Seed Project, a twenty-three-year-old high school seed-saving program, and will focus on teen agricultural education, seed saving, and curriculum development. We boast a seed bank with over 800 seeds, three greenhouses, extensive gardens, a Living History Arboretum, and a community earth oven. We run a summer Teen Ag Crew, a youth agricultural employment and empowerment program. 

During the course of your internship, you will help manage Teen Ag Crew programming, curate lunchtime reflection activities for Teen Ag Crew, align Heirloom Seed Project lessons and curricula with national science standards, find and integrate supplemental materials from pre-existing curricula and resources, and create curriculum independently and alongside other educators.

Previous experience or great interest in growing food, saving seed and educating youth is required for this internship. Outstanding candidates will be able to work independently and collaboratively, do hard physical outdoor labor, and serve as a positive role model to teens. Candidates should have their own transportation and housing for the summer. (If either of these are a challenge and you are the chosen candidate, assistance will be provided in finding transportation and housing.)

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of three references by March 30th. For more information and to apply, please contact Heirloom Seed Project Director Neil Lash (neil_lash@msad40.org) and FoodCorps Service Member Genna Cherichello (genna.cherichello@foodcorps.org).

Deadline to apply: 
Sunday, March 30, 2014 (All day)