Apply to be the
Garden Intern
!

GardenLogo

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

**The Garden Intern is responsible for taking care of the Whitman Organic Garden for one
season: April 1st 2008 till August 31st 2008

**Day to Day responsibilities include:
Watering, weeding, mulching pathways and beds, keeping the tool shed in order,
composting, planting seeds and starts

**In addition, the intern will be responsible for researching and implementing a project
to be designed by the Organic Garden Club under leadership of the club’s president
(James Most), with the advice and approval of Bob Biles and Heidi Dobson.

**This is a PAID internship, $10/hr, 10hr/week...In addition, Free housing will be
provided during the entire summer (3 bedroom house, 3 blocks from Garden)

Email James Most (mostjr@whitman.edu) with questions

See below for details.

 

GARDEN INTERNSHIP - INFORMATION & APPLICATION

COORDINATORS OF THE GARDEN INTERNSHIP
Bob Biles (bilesrd@whitman.edu) and Professor Heidi Dobson (dobsonhe@whitman.edu)

JOB DESCRIPTION FOR GARDEN INTERNSHIP
The garden intern will be responsible for taking care of the garden for one season. The position will begin April and continue through the summer to end August.

Responsibilities will vary with the needs of the garden and the particular interests of the interns, but will generally include: watering, weeding, mulching pathways and beds, keeping the tool shed in order, composting, planting seeds and starts. In addition to this, the intern will be responsible for researching and implementing a project to be designed by the Organic Garden Club under leadership of the club’s president (James Most), with the advice and approval of Bob Biles and Heidi Dobson.

The garden intern will be aided during the academic year by the Organic Garden Club president, whose job it is to organize meetings and activities, gather student labor to help in the garden as needed, and delegate composting and watering responsibilities. The intern will be aided during the summer by a summer ASWC-funded intern, whose job it is to assist the intern in the maintenance of the garden. The garden interns are encouraged to consult with Bob Biles and Physical Plant staff during any planning and planting stages. Other responsibilities of the intern include the maintenance and updating of the club’s
netfiles (storage of notes on all spring and summer activities) and website; at the end of summer, these duties will be turned over to the club’s new president during a September debriefing.

Upon being chosen for the Garden Intern Position, the applicant shall meet the following requirements:

1) meet weekly in person with the elected mentor – namely Bob Biles for 2008 – at the garden, at 12-1 pm, on a day agreed upon by both parties;
2) draw up a list of weekly benchmarks in agreement with the mentor;
3) turn in monthly reports, outlining both the progress made during the month and the plan of activities for the upcoming month, and send these to Bob Biles, Heidi Dobson, and the organic garden list serve;
4) turn in a final report of all achievements (including how initial goals were met) at the end of the internship period, August 31, to Bob Biles, Heidi Dobson, and the Organic Garden Club president;
5) be paid $10/hr, 10 hours per week, over the 5-month period.
Failure to meet the aforementioned requirements can result in termination of the internship.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

**Send your application to Heidi Dobson (dobsonhe) by Monday, February 24, 2008

**Please provide the following information in the order indicated:

1) Your full name
2) Your year at College and Major
3) A summary of your previous gardening experience
4) A list of any particular plants or gardening techniques you would like to implement in the Whitman organic garden, with a brief description and justification for each
5) A description of your philosophical and practical approach to overcome the inconvenience of managing a garden that is most productive during the summer when the students are away on vacation.
6) A full description of the research project the Organic Club president proposes that you undertake as the Whitman Organic Garden Intern. The proposal must also include a rough timeline to show how you plan to carry out the project within the 5-month span of the internship.

 

 

Whitman's Student Run Garden
is situated
at the corner
of
Pacific and Penrose