Prior to 2018 the Allen Centennial Garden (ACG) had to beg students to apply for internships. Even then, less than 10 students applied for available summer positions.    

That all changed when the staff at ACG decided to reimagine what an internship could and should look like. Internships shifted from task-oriented roles to positions that allowed for student creativity and critical thinking skills to flourish. ACG also implemented an apprenticeship program which allowed former interns to return to the Garden and continue working in a higher capacity (managing programs, garden spaces, and other students). For the last two internship cycles, ACG has seen 100+ applicants representing diverse identities and majors. Graduated students have gone on to work for NPR, TikTok, and AmeriCorps and cite ACG as integral in their personal and professional development.    

In addition to more meaningful tasks that yielded real world experiences, ACG commits to students personal and professional development through coaching style management, workshops, and field trips to network with other green industry professionals.

Speakers: Elin Filbey, Director Of Programs And Community Outreach; Josh Steger, Director of Horticulture; Kolin Goldschmidt, Programs Apprentice, Allen Centennial Garden

Please note a registration cost of $25 for members and $50 for non-members applies to this webinar.