Join Our Team!
YGP offers two different educational internships. Garden Interns support our mission agriculturally, and Program Instructor Interns focus on the Garden’s youth programs. Both of these positions offer unique opportunities to engage with the Moab community, from growing food, and leading volunteers in the garden to teaching science lessons to students.
View detailed position descriptions and application instructions below. Not sure about applying but just have some questions? Email Program Manager Julie or Garden Manager Sarah. You can also call the office at 435.259.2326. We look forward to hearing from you!
Open 2016 Internship Positions
Program Instructor Interns:Internship Dates: February 29 – August 19
Full Season Garden Intern 2016: Internship Dates: February 29 – November 18
6-month Garden Interns: Internship Dates: February 29 – August 19
What past interns are saying…
“The Youth Garden Project has allowed me to grow in so many different and exciting ways…It is rare to find a combination of such inspiring co-workers, enthusiastic kids, and a welcoming community.” – Becky Peterson
“The Youth Garden is an incredibly special place, which in turn attracts incredibly special people. I have been so fortunate to grow and work with such an amazing organization.” -Erin Husi
“There is nothing more inspirational that the awe-inspired faces of kids learning about compost, or how to plant a carrot. We, as interns, see the seeds pass from our hands, to the soil, to our table. The Youth Garden offers the unique opportunity to teach that process to future generations in one of the most majestic places on Earth.”-Ilona Carlson
“The Youth Garden can teach you about growing food, educating our youth and making great friends, but above it all, it allows you to experience the process of creating a strong, place-based community from those who live it.”- Dylan Johnston
“The Youth Garden Project grows food, kids, community AND smiles. The garden is full of happy things; bunnies, giggling children, fresh cilantro smells (in the right season), bright colors and a very welcoming staff (to name a few). You see it in those who visit the garden and I know for certain it affected me.”-Gretchen Allen
“I had a great time working with the Youth Garden Project. There are plenty of opportunities to learn a wide variety of skills and knowledge related to local food systems, as well as educating youth on this and other garden-related concepts. The staff is open and receptive to hearing what you want to learn and trying to accommodate it into the internship.”-Bryan Alexander
“YGP is such an amazing learning environment both for interns and all the kids who come to the Garden! I learned so much about teaching, gardening and life from all the wonderful people I got to know during my time there.” -Amelia Wurzburg
“I remember one particular day I was tired, and dragging my feet. And then the kids came- which they do every day- but this particular day was garlic planting day. As a garden intern, this meant that I was able to help teach children (who mostly only know garlic as something that makes pasta sauce awesome) how to grow one of my favorite things. I couldn’t stop smiling. I don’t remember being tired after that.” – Cali Bulmash
“I loved living among the bare-faced rocks with people who desire to locate their lives on the ground, to shape their growth, and to choose to treasure each other. I loved to try to make my students and co-workers laugh in our beautiful garden, and use it to nourish our selves, our communities, and our planet.” – Amanda Hoffman