We are seeking a spring-season, undergraduate intern interested in earning credit while working with and learning from our education programs. A majority of time will be spent with our school programs with some additional time spent with early childhood programs, family, and public programs. Our school programs focus on hosting elementary-age classes for four-hour field trips. Our family and public programs happen on the weekends. Mentorship will be provided by education staff members; a variety of texts and resources; and through independent reflection. There is the potential to apply for paid seasonal staff positions upon successful completion of the internship.
- Participate in an orientation to Shelburne Farms and the internship role.
- Observe, team teach, and teach activities for Shelburne Farms school programs during weekdays.
- Participate in daily set-up and debrief meetings with education team.
- Complete required readings and topical preparation work before scheduled programs.
- Support and/or teach family programs and public events on occasional weekends.
- Participate in and provide support for seasonal special events.
- Attend planning meetings for programs and spend time preparing lessons and materials.
- Meet with supervisor to create goals and a personalized work plan.
- Maintain a daily reflection log to note skill development and change over time.
- Check in regularly with mentors and supervisor to discuss performance, goals, and work plan.
- Communicate effectively with coworkers to create a respectful and communicative work environment.
- Work on assigned education projects on occasional non-teaching days.
- Receive and incorporate constructive feedback from supervisor and mentors into teaching practice.
- Support a continuous effort to foster a culturally aware learning community, open to multiple perspectives.
- Educational background, and/or experience with education, sustainability, or farm-based education.
- Junior or senior standing.
- Prior experience with camps or education programs.
- Positive and flexible attitude with co-workers and visitors.
- Solution-oriented mindset when faced with challenges.
- Demonstrate initiative and display motivation in work.
- Can follow directions in assigned tasks and work independently.
- Openness to receive supportive praise and constructive feedback and make adjustments with a growth mindset.
- Availability on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday, and/or Fridays 8-230, and occasional weekends.
- Commitment to work a full semester (Jan-May or Sept-Dec)
- Receive college credit (3 credits: 10hrs/week)
- Reliable personal transportation.
Physical Working Conditions
- Outdoor work environment
- Varied weather conditions
- Ability to move over uneven terrain
- Undergraduate credit (arranged by applicant)
- Admission to Shelburne Farms
Term: Spring Semester 2018 (Jan-May)
Possibility to apply for paid seasonal employment upon successful completion of internship.
Please email a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for two references to: [email protected]. Deadline to apply is Monday, October 23rd.
Shelburne Farms is committed to fostering a culturally aware learning community that is open to multiple perspectives.
NOTE: Housing and payment are not provided. This is not an employment agreement, and Shelburne Farms does not provide compensation, reimbursement, Workers Compensation, or Health Care coverage for this position.