Work With Us
Growing food, kids, and community – our seasonal interns do it all while gaining professional experience in hands-on learning!
Full Time Employment
Join the YGP team! We employ five full-time, year-round staff. Benefits and IRA match opportunities included.
Youth Programs Instructor Internship
Our internships are currently full for the 2021 season. We will begin recruitment for the 2022 Spring + Summer 6-month session in November, so check back then for an updated job description, including how to apply!
Hear what past interns have to say about their time working at the Youth Garden Project.
This internship helped me grow as a teacher and deepened my understanding of and appreciation for garden education and community agriculture. I learned so much about teaching different age levels and developing lessons that keep kids engaged – all while being able to get my hands in the dirt! In addition, I felt as though the mentorship I received during the course of this internship was extremely valuable and made me think critically about my role as an educator and how to meet each learner where they’re at.
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.
My experience at YGP taught me so much about working with students of all ages and teaching creatively in the outdoors. YGP is an incredible community, with an awesome staff who care about every intern’s professional development and personal growth. I fell in love with Moab, and since leaving YGP, I’ve been working at the Moab Museum handling community outreach and using the science communication and teaching skills that I honed at YGP every day.
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.