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Youth Education

Learn how to engage a youth audience in the fascinating world of plants and help plan
all aspects of a plant-themed event for a family audience.

Printable Job Description.

Duties and Responsibilities

Work with a volunteer committee and the youth education coordinator to plan and develop
the family event called Judy's Day. This four-hour event attracts over 1,700 attendees,
involving over 50 exhibitor booths, and hundreds of volunteers. Click here to learn more.

Activities include:

  • Work directly with children, leading programs in the garden
  • Design and present activities at local festivals and fairs
  • Test activities with youth at summer camps, etc.
  • Investigate other area museum outreach activities
  • Maintain a portfolio of work that will be shared with all staff on the last official day of the internship, Farewell Friday. Final portfolio submitted after Judy's Day.


  • Ability to commit to the entire internship period including extension into fall,
  • Must have a valid driver’s license,
  • Currently enrolled Cornell student, undergraduate or graduate; students graduating in May are also eligible,
  • Skills in organizing and event planning,
  • Food Science, Plant science and/or education background,
  • Good communication, writing, design, and computer skills,
  • Interest in teaching children,
  • Work part time through the month of September in the Fall semester and work various weekend events throughout the summer,
  • Participate in weekly group intern activities as scheduled,
  • This is a full-time internship (39 hrs./week)

This is a full-time, summer-long internship. Typical work hours are Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.