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Brooklyn Botanic Garden – Garden Apprentice Program

Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 by for Sophomores.

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Work with other teens and build valuable job skills as you learn about urban agriculture and the environment at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Sophomores who are accepted into the Garden Apprentice Program (GAP) get to work behind the scenes with scientists, educators, and horticulturists. Apprentices make a ten-month commitment from March to December, which includes spring training, summer programming, and a weekly commitment throughout the academic year. A $200 stipend will be awarded at the end of the apprenticeship.

Important GAP dates:

  • Open House – November 13, 2010
    (RSVP required to attend. Contact GAP coordinator at 718-623-7252 or
  • Application Deadline – December 8, 2010
  • Interviews – Second week of January 2011
  • Acceptances – First week of February 2011
  • Orientation – February 10, 2011
  • Spring Training – Saturdays in March
  • Placement – April through November