The application process for the 2018 S.P.E.A.R high school paid summer internship is now CLOSED. Thanks to all who applied!
Questions: contact the Healthy Youth Program by phone at 541-737-8014, or email [email protected]
S.P.E.A.R Paid Summer Internship with the Linus Pauling Institute at OSU
Open to ALL high school students! (Includes Seniors who will be graduating in June, and also incoming Freshman who will enroll in high school in the fall.)
If you are a high school student looking for an opportunity to try something different this summer, the CHS Urban Farm Summer Internship offers you the opportunity to:
WORK outdoors GROW tasty food COOK using fresh produce MAKE new friends PROVIDE FOOD for your community LEARN about your food & yourself EARN money!
Since 2014, high school students have grown, maintained, and harvested garden produce from the student-run gardens at Corvallis High School and Lincoln Elementary School and distributed it to community members through both Farm Stands and a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. This paid internship also offers high school students hands-on, informal learning opportunities focused on sustainable farming, food systems, and community nutrition. This is a work & learn experience!
June 26 - August 29, 2018 (8 weeks total, with the option to extend into September for 2 hours/week on Tuesdays after school)
NOTE: the first half of this internship is a VOLUNTEER position. The second half of this internship will be PAID, at $11.00/hour (you will be an OSU student employee for the second half of this internship).
Training Dates: Tuesday, June 26, 2-4pm at Lincoln Elementary School Garden AND Wednesday, June 27, 9am-11am at Corvallis High School Garden (Spartan Garden)
Weekly Schedule (July 3rd- August 29th): Each week interns will be required to work ~10 hours. *No work on July 4th
*No work on Wednesday, July 4th.
**8:00 am start is for students currently participating in the Farmers Market Track for that week (see information on Tracks, below).
The 2018 summer intern project will include a weekly Farm Stand event and participation in the Wednesday Corvallis Farmers Market. All 2018 summer interns will rotate through three different Tracks each week during the Farm Stand events (you will get a chance to participate in each Track 2-3 times during the 8-week internship):
Other important information: