Miami-Dade 4-H offers comprehensive summer internships for rising 10th through 12th-grade high school students enrolled in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The program is a 5-week work-based learning experience in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools Summer Youth Internship Program. Internship opportunities are listed below. Each internship requires the completion of 150 hours during the five-week period.
2023 Internship dates: July 3 – August 7, 2023
Students who complete an internship will receive one honors academic credit and a stipend of $1,500!
4-H Internship Options:
AgriTech and Food Systems Internship (8 positions)
This internship will connect students with urban agriculture, with a focus on hydroponics. Hydroponics is the technique of growing plants using a water-based nutrient solution rather than soil. Interns will work with University of Florida faculty, Tropical Research & Education Center scientists, and our community partner Right Now for Today. This is a unique internship in which youth learn essential life skills, workforce prep, and engage in an experience of a lifetime. Students will work twice weekly at the George Washington Carver Agri-Tech farm located in Overtown, Miami. This internship focuses on food insecurity, sustainability, workforce prep, teamwork, and community engagement. After this internship, youth can continue their work with Miami-Dade 4-H & Right Now For Today. Two of our interns from our previous internship were able to present their summer project at a teen conference in Washington, D.C.
This is not a traditional internship. Previous interns compared this experience to summer camp!
To see our students from the 2022 internship, watch this video: https://www.instagram.com/p/CgSSM9YFrrN/
Who is eligible?
Rising 10th through 12th-grade high school students between the ages of 15 and 18, and enrolled in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Students must be eligible to work, reside in Miami-Dade County, open an account with the EdFed – The Educational Federal Credit Union,
the ONLY Financial Institution of the SYIP program, and complete the online pre-internship course. The deadline to complete all eligibility documents and opening a EdFed – The Educational Credit Union account is Friday, May 26, 2023.
Students must complete the SYIP Enrollment to be eligible to participate. Instructions are listed in the next section.
How does my student apply?
Step One: Enrollment
Enrollment for students is now open. Reach out to your School’s SYIP Champion for further information.
Step Two: Pre-Internship Course
Once enrolled, complete the pre-internship course. The deadline to complete the online course is Friday, May 12,2023.
Step Three: Open EdFed Account & Submit all eligibility documents
The deadline to complete all eligibility documents and opening a EdFed – The Educational Credit Union account is Friday, May 26, 2023.
Step Four: Seach and apply for our 4-H Internships
Step Five: Interview
Students who select our 4-H internship within the portal will be invited to interview. Positions are limited and will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. Do not wait to apply.
2023 Parent Online Information Sessions
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