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University of Utah Edible Campus Gardens Intern in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 05/04/2021

Requisition Number PRN11152N

Job Title UU Student - Other

Working Title Edible Campus Gardens Intern

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 10 hours

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Flexible to your schedule.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area

Department 01281 - Office of Sustainability

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $10.00

Close Date

Job Summary

The Edible Campus Gardens ( ECG ) of the Sustainability Office is seeking current students with leadership skills and a passion for community-based produce. This position requires physical labor and working in inclement weather occasionally. At this time, we are looking for interns to help with maintenance of the garden which includes weeding, planting, turning soil, working the compost system, and other garden tasks. The duties of the position will also include ensuring proper post-harvesting techniques are followed for safety of produce, leading volunteers, and delivering produce to the Feed U Pantry. Coordinating volunteers is a key responsibility and includes the recruitment, management, and hands-on education of garden volunteers. We strictly follow the University COVID -19 guidelines. Masks, distancing, and proper sanitation are requirements while working at the garden.

The Sustainability Office’s mission is to integrate sustainability as a core principle throughout all operations, research, disciplines, and curriculum at the University of Utah and to support sustainability initiatives and actions within the campus and community. We engage the campus community through programs that fund innovation, expand knowledge and understanding, and ignite change for a healthy and equitable society. The Edible Campus Gardens create and maintain inviting spaces empowering the campus community to engage in ecologically sound food systems through co-curricular and academic experiences. This year the ECG are donating all produce to the Feed U Pantry and will be focusing on addressing social justice and equity in our space and in farming and gardening communities.


-Maintaining clear communications with fellow interns and leadership, attending our bi-weekly, or weekly staff meetings.

-Following all guidelines set to maintain proper social distancing and safety protocols set at the garden for staff and volunteers.

-Ability to self-start projects and identify work to be done within the garden.

-Ability to work independently and also in groups.

Minimum Qualifications

Must be a University of Utah full-time student. Internships are open to all majors. Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as organizational abilities, are also necessary.


Please list any experience you have working outdoors or in a garden or on a farm in your cover letter, however this experience is not required.

Special Instructions Summary

In addition to a resume, please include a cover letter explaining your experiences and why you are a good fit for the internship. Candidates who do not submit a cover letter will not be considered. Also submit a reference page with up to three references. Priority deadline to apply is May 17, 2020 .

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: “” or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: “” .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.