Spring 2020 GroW Garden Manager

Office of Sustainability – Garden Manager Interns


To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]


Deadline: November 8, 2019


The Office of Sustainability seeks two undergraduate part-time interns for work in spring 2020. Get involved with sustainability on campus and develop leadership experience by supporting the campus garden.



  • Managing the GroW Garden on the Foggy Bottom campus
  • Coordinating volunteer and service groups to work at the garden
  • Serving as the student point person for any ongoing projects involving the garden
  • Maintaining the GroW garden blog
  • Managing the garden funds responsibly, and buying materials for the garden
  • Managing relationship with FRESHFARM Market, including promoting GroW Garden at local market and serving as the point person for the CSA collaboration
  • Maintaining the garden planning documentation
  • Promoting the GroW Garden as a resource for students to build the GroW Community
  • Performing general sustainability tasks and other duties as assigned
    • Assisting at Orientation during as many of the shifts as possible, dates TBD
    • Planning/executing Welcome Week activities during first weeks of fall semester



  • Knowledge of gardening and experience with the GroW Garden preferred.
  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree, preferably in a sustainability-related field.
  • Solid understanding of sustainability issues is preferred.
  • Creative and innovative approach to problem solving a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrating tact and diplomacy to consistently interact effectively and flexibly with team members and diverse groups of people is necessary.
  • Ability to perform work outside and light manual labor



  • Interns will be provided a wage of $14.00/hour and each intern will be expected to work 20 hours per week during the summer months, and 10 hours per week during the school semester.  
  • The garden season begins in the late winter months with coordination of the CSA program.  Planting begins at the start of warmer weather in the spring, and the busiest time of the season begins at the start of May and last through mid-fall. Applicants should be prepared to remain in DC between the end of the spring semester and beginning of summer.