Assistant Program Instructor Paid Internship, Summer 2018 In this stipend-paid, active summer internship you will dive head first into the world of youth food and environmental education. As a Green Plate Special Assistant Program Instructor you will gain hands-on experience and guidance in facilitating youth-driven activities. You will support youth to garden and cook food that is good for their health, their confidence, and our planet. An internship with Green Plate Special is an excellent opportunity to assume a strong leadership position and build skills in communication, teaching, and organization. Our Assistant Program Instructor will lead small groups of 4th-8th grade youth not only in gardening and cooking, but also in art projects and team-building under the leadership of the Green Plate Special Education Director and GPS staff.

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Our Story

Founded in 2011, Green Plate Special’s mission is to inspire and empower youth to experience food in new ways through gardening, cooking and eating together.

We engage middle school students 4th-8th graders (ages 9 – 14) through after-school programs, spring and summer camps, and evening cooking classes. Programs are curriculum based with a progression from basic food knowledge to advanced gardening and cooking skills. We also enhance learning opportunities by interweaving food growing and cooking with academic subjects such as math, science, and history. For example, youth may practice baking skills while learning about the science of liquids and solids. A snack and/or lunch are provided during programming, and students often are able to take home a sample of what they cooked, as well as vegetables from the garden.

We often work closely with partner organizations, and customize programs to fit the needs of our partners. Current partners include Madrona K-8, Washington Middle School, Rainier Scholars, Mary’s Place, Friends of the Children and many others.

If you’re interested in partnering with us or have a child interested in one of our programs click here to learn more about our youth programs!


Help us inspire and empower youth to experience food in new ways through gardening, cooking, and eating together.