uRBAN fOODWAYS iNTERNSHIP

A 4-week paid summer internship at Green Plate Special for rising 7th-10th graders on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Learn about food justice, growing and harvesting produce, and running an urban farm stand. Go on field trips to local grocery stores, farmers markets, and community gardens to learn about food systems in Seattle.

Your job will include: harvesting, sales, marketing and design (art and signage), all aspects of setting up and closing up of the farm stand, and being an ambassador for Green Plate Special.

Applications are due on April 24th. You can apply by clicking the orange button to the right.

When:

The summer is broken into two sessions, with six different participants for each session.

Session 1: July 6th - July 31st

Wednesdays 10am - 5pm | Thursdays 10am - 5pm | *We will also meet on the first Tuesday of this session (July 7th) from 10am - 3pm

Session 2: August 3rd - August 28th

Wednesdays 10am - 5pm | Thursdays 10am - 5pm | *We will also meet on the first Tuesday of this session (August 4th) from 10am - 3pm

Where:

Green Plate Special - 2115 25th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Benefits:

  • $100 stipend
  • Lunch and breakfast every day
  • Valuable job experience: sales, marketing, customer service

Requirements:

  • Must be rising 7th - 10th grader
  • Must have participated in at least one Green Plate Special camp or in-school/after-school program
  • Must fulfill the entire internship in order to receive your stipend. Sick days and emergency absences will be discussed on a case by case basis.

Schedule:

  • Tuesdays (Session 1: 7/7, Session 2: 8/4)
    • Introductions
    • Teambuilding
  • Wednesdays
    • Teambuilding
    • Food systems field trip
    • Harvest produce to be sold on Thursday
  • Thursdays
    • Run the GPS farm stand
    • Work in the garden
    • Work on our legacy project

Position Summary

This stipend-paid summer internship is designed to strengthen and build upon your previous experiences at Green Plate Special. We expect that you bring with you the basic practices of growing food, cooking, and sharing meals as a community. The internship’s food justice curriculum explores how food connects us to a much wider community of stakeholders, from grocery stores to urban farms, to food banks. We will begin to ask big questions about food access issues in Seattle, and how food production impacts environmental and human health on a systemic level. While operating the market stand, you will also learn practical, transferable job skills such as customer service, counting money, making change, marketing, inventory, and more.

aPPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

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Youth interns at Green Plate Special

(206) 602-6845
2115 25th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144

On the corner of 25th Ave S and S. Walker, next to the 2100 Building

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