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Seasonal Positions

Growing food, kids, and community – our seasonal interns do it all while gaining professional experience in hands-on learning!

Employment at Youth Garden Project

Full Time Employment

Join the YGP team! We employ five full-time, year-round staff, benefits and 401(k) opportunities included.

Youth Programs Instructor Internship


We are currently hiring two instructors for the 2021 Spring + Summer Session!

Internship Dates: February 24th, 2021 – August 27th 2021

If you are interested in working as an educator in a hands-on, outdoor setting within a variety of our elementary educational programs from After-School Clubs to Day Camps, then apply today!

Intern Experiences

Hear what past interns have to say about their time working at the Youth Garden Project.

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

Garden Intern, 2012

My experience at YGP helped me to discover my passion for environmental education. While in the Peace Corps, I have used YGP lesson plan ideas and gardening skills, and I can confidently say that my YGP internship made me a more successful Peace Corps Volunteer. When I finish the Peace Corps in May 2016, I will get my Master’s in Education with an Environmental Education focus.

Jihan Grettenberger

Program Intern, 2013

Since leaving YGP in August 2013, I moved into environmental education. I am currently working as the Assistant Director at the Blue Ridge Outdoor Education Center in northeastern Georgia.  I used my YGP gardening skills to implement a teaching garden.

Sarah Britton

Garden Intern, 2013

I’ve learned a lot from my time here: how to teach in an outdoor setting, how to interact with students of all ages, various gardening and cooking skills. But the most important lesson I’ve learned from the Youth Garden Project is how to make a community.

Katie Struth

Program Intern, 2016

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Full Time AmeriCorps Positions

Garden-Based Curriculum Specialist (AmeriCorps VISTA)
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Seed to Table Educator (AmeriCorps State)
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