Featured [Fall] Internship of the Week: Non-profit

Screen Shot 2013-08-14 at 9.21.59 AMFarm Education Internships at Hillside Farm

About Greener Partners

Greener Partners (www.greenerpartners.org) is a non-profit organization dedicated to building community through sustainable farming projects and farm-based education. It is our mission to inspire individuals and communities to support and eat locally grown, seasonal food.

Greener Partners operates several community farms that serve as resources for local food and food-based education. Our educational programs for youth include Seed to Snack, The SOL Food Project and farm camps. We also offer workshops and activities for adults and families that educate about the “lost arts” from our agricultural and cultural past.

About Hillside Farm

Located on Elwyn’s Media campus in Delaware County (www.elwyn.org), Hillside Farm operates a Community Supported Agriculture initiative and educational programming for children and adults. Started in 2009 with 5 acres, Hillside Farm has grown to 33 acres in 2012.  Hillside’s Farm Educators bring Seed to Snack to several schools in the Media and Chester communities, and offer on-farm programming to children, youth, and adults.

Internship Overview

Greener Partners’ Farm Education Internships provide Villanova students opportunities to gain hands-on experience on the farm and in the classroom.  The internship integrates experiential learning, teaching, and curriculum development over the course of one school semester or a summer.  Farm Education Interns at Hillside Farm participate in the following activities:

  • 2-4 hours per week assisting Hillside farmers and field workers with farm tasks.
  • 3-5 hours per week assisting Farm Educator during scheduled educational programs. During the school year, Interns assist with Seed to Snack lessons in one or two classes each week.
  • 3-5 hours per week on various office tasks.  This may include assisting Greener Partners staff with data entry, researching curriculum models for farm-based education, developing new curriculum for specific programs, or other projects determined by Intern interest and staff needs.

Farm Education Internships with Greener Partners are unpaid.  College credit is available.

Please contact Rania Campbell-Cobb for more information:

rania.campbell-cobb@greenerpartners.org or 484-442-8381

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