Interns with the Healthy Youth Program have the opportunity to gain professional experience in the areas of nutrition education, garden education, community food systems, urban agriculture, and community outreach. Volunteer positions and internships vary from term to term depending on the quantity and types of programs being offered by our organization, and the internship requirements of students. Internships do not need to be through your department or program, but in many cases can be completed for credit. During the school year, the Healthy Youth Program can host approximately two student interns who are seeking experience in nutrition and garden education. The HYP can also host a Small Farm Urban Agriculture Intern each term including the summer. Each summer, the Healthy Youth Program offers full-time (360 hour/10 week) internships for approximately 5 - 7 students facilitating nutrition- and garden-based summer camps. If you are interested in interning with our organization please email


Internship Opportunities:

Small Scale Urban Agriculture Intern

The Healthy Youth Program is seeking students interested in agriculture education, horticulture, greenhouse management and the like for our Small Farm Urban Agriculture Internships. This is an exciting opportunity to help manage local school gardens and greenhouse for both education and production. Internships are unpaid, but may be for credit depending on department/major requirements.

Description: The HYP Manages three school gardens in Corvallis at Lincoln Elementary School, Linus Pauling Middle School(LPMS) and Corvallis High School(CHS). As a part of our management of these spaces we host monthly work parties in the gardens for parents and community members. These gardens also provide produce for school cafeterias, HYP cooking classes, and local families, as well as serve as a space for students to learn and explore. The HYP also hosts an annual plant sale with herb, vegetable and flower starts grown in the LPMS greenhouse. Student Small Farm Urban Agrictulture Interns work with the garden manager and garden assistants to maintain these garden spaces and manage greenhouse plant starts for the spring plant sale.


Small Farm Urban Agriculture Internships at CHS and Lincoln Gardens:

Volunteer and Intern Responsibilities:

Student intern will work closely with the garden manager to maintain gardens located at Lincoln Elementary and Corvallis High School.

  • Oversee irrigation and compost systems, and weed and pest management at school gardens.
  • Assist with planting and harvest schedules including some management of the Lincoln greenhouse.
  • Manage/assist with volunteer work parties and community groups in the gardens.
  • Work with garden manager on other projects related to design and maintenance of garden spaces.


Small Farm Urban Agriculture Internship at LPMS (Greenhouse Assistant/Manager):

Volunteer and Intern Responsibilities:

  • Oversee irrigation and greenhouse pest management
  • Assist with planting, thinning, up potting seedlings and starts at the LPMS greenhouse.
  • Participate in volunteer work parties with community groups in the greenhouse.
  • Work with garden manager on other projects related to maintenance and coordination of the greenhouse.

Small Farm Urban Agriculture Intern Application

For questions:
Healthy Youth Program 
Phone: 541-737-8014