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REAL School Gardens creates learning gardens that grow successful students. To achieve this, we do two things – build learning gardens in low-income schools, and train teachers to use gardens for academic instruction. We have recently launched an aggressive, 4-year growth plan that will expand our impact to 15 cities across the U.S. In July 2016, we launched a regional office in Charlotte, NC to serve school districts in North and South Carolina. Additional regional offices include Texas, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Southeast, as well as a National HQ office in Washington DC.

At REAL School Gardens, each staff member contributes to an inclusive work environment by valuing other people regardless of differences and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence. Our work is guided by our core values, qualities we seek in new team members.  Get to know more about our culture and benefits too.

Also, we’re always looking for volunteers. To volunteer in our Fort Worth, TX or Washington D.C. offices, please contact

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 Description of Experience and Skills

Experience and/or Specialized Skills to be Provided (List experience and skills unpaid intern is seeking to gain through this arrangement):

-Experience in the charitable grant cycle, including: research, development, writing, and proofreading

-Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge development tool

-Interpersonal development and donor-relations skills

-Practice in content creation and publication of online materials

-Understanding of various non-profit development program models

-Comprehension of non-profit budgeting and operations

-Research-based data gathering and analysis


General Activities (List general activities that will be performed in order to provide the experience and skills referenced above):

-Researching charitable foundations and grant opportunities

-Drafting initial grant proposals using boilerplate language

-Updating and maintaining Raiser’s Edge records

-Shadowing staff in meetings with potential donors, elected officials, community partners, etc

-Finalize and publish the “Veggie Board Instructional Guide” online

-Participating in national conversations around staffing, organizational structure, and updates

-Participating in local conversations around budgeting, pipeline and finance

-Research studies that show ties between our program elements and academic achievement

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