Please encourage youth who live, have family or go to school in West Oakland to apply for the WOW Farm Internship this spring.
PAID INTERNSHIP: Run a small farm business in West Oakland
Game Theory Academy (GTA) and West Oakland Woods Farm (WOW) are hiring Youth Associates to participate in a five-month business and farm management program.
– Work collaboratively with a team of youth to grow food for sale to local restaurants
– Create a business plan for our business and participate in decision-making to make a positive financial, social and environmental impact
– Write, take photographs and make videos for the farm blog
– Meet mentors and leaders in the food justice and entrepreneurship fields
You must be able to work 5-7 hours per week. The job pays $9/hour. The program will run from March 2, 2013 through June 29, 2013. The workdays are as follows:
– Mondays, 4-6pm: Business and money management classes at GTA office
– Wednesdays, 4-6pm: Work outside on WOW Farm [You will work every other Wednesday]
– Saturdays, 10am-1pm: Work outside on WOW Farm
– The schedule may change during the summer, once school is out.
In order to qualify, you must
- Be an Oakland youth age 15-18.
- Live in West Oakland and/or attend McClymmonds or Ralph Bunche High Schools.
- Be able to attend weekly Monday meetings from 4-6pm, at Game Theory Academy in downtown Oakland.
- Be able to work at WOW Farm on Wednesdays 4-6pm and Saturdays 10am-1pm.
- Clearly tell us why you’re interested in entrepreneurship and farming.
To apply, please complete the following application, and submit AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2013.