Shell Summer Intern


Internship: Program Evaluation Coordinator Intern

Eligibility Requirements:

  • High school graduate
  • Currently enrolled full-time, undergraduate.
  • Returning to school in the fall of 2017 as a full-time junior or senior.
  • Not related to any employee or permanent contractor of Shell.
  • Not related to any employee or board member of Urban Harvest.

Intern Position Description and Scope of Duties
Hours: Average 35 hours weekly. Term: 8 weeks
Compensation: $2,500 total for eight weeks.
Date of Hire:  by April 17th. Start: June 12st.

How to Apply:

Applicant Procedures
1. Carefully read the job description.
2. Send a cover letter stating your strengths and assets for position.
3. Send your cover letter and resume with references to: Libby Kennedy  

Internship Overview

The Program Evaluation Coordinator will develop, implement, and maintain evaluation tools of each of our three main programs; community gardens, farmers markets, and education. The intern will hone professional skills in marketing and development by evaluating our outcomes in the creation of healthy sustainable communities through organic edible gardens and local farmers markets.

Intern Position Description, Scope of Duties, and Core Responsibilities

I.                    Program Evaluation Essential Duties

·         Co-coordinate, review, and help implement data collection strategies for each program: Community Gardens, Farmers Market, and Education.

·         Collaborate with Community gardens program to review and update database.

·         Conduct and/or supervise data entry.

·         Analyze evaluation tools and synthesize data.

·         Create reports to program directors in order to drive decision-making and effective fundraising strategies.

·         Analyze evaluation issues and demonstrate creative problem solving.

·         Oversee the development, quality, and reliability of evaluation tools.

·         Publish and disseminate findings in various formats.


·         Attend weekly planning meetings for training and collaboration.

·         Communicate routinely with program directors and coordinators.

·         Communicate via email and/or phone on a regular basis.

·         Photo journal collection and documentation of program sites.

·         Write thank you letters to community partners and supporters, as needed.

·         Update social media sites.

·         As a member of educational and sustainable environmental communities, represent Urban Harvest, Shell, and Volunteer Houston positively and support our mission.

·         For Youth Education, collect data from program surveys and design a spreadsheet to assess qualitative and quantitative data of school summer enrichment programs (e.g., number of total student participants and/or garden fruit and vegetable taste test preferences.)

·         Write impact report to summarize collected data from end of summer surveys.

·         Use multi-media software of choice to create presentation and/or outreach materials highlighting the program success and impact in creating healthy communities. (Photography/videography proficiency a plus.)

Community Impact/Outcomes & Deliverables

This program will impact economically challenged communities that we serve by providing gardening and nutrition classes at partner school sites and Farmers Markets. Urban Harvest is creating future leaders by teaching youth about environmental stewardship and growing edible fruit, vegetables, and flowers in ecologically sustainable methods.

Student Qualities/Experiences Desired/Qualifications and Requirements


·         Interest and experience in survey development, data analysis, and report writing.

·         Excellent organizational and communication skills, including independent writing skills

·         High level of accuracy and attention to detail

·         Ability to efficiently manage multiple tasks with accuracy and respond to changing priorities

·         Ability to adapt communication appropriately for purpose and audience

·         Ability to work as part of a team, lead when appropriate, and accept feedback

·         Professional appearance and demeanor

·         Strong computer skills, including Outlook, Word, Excel.

·         Knowledge of nutrition, horticulture, growing vegetables, farmers market, and community gardens.


  • Ability to work with frequent interruption and to simultaneously supervise a variety of tasks.
  • Ability to stand, stoop, reach and bend. Mobility of arms to reach, dexterity of hands to grasp and manipulate large and small objects.
  • Ability to stand for long periods.
  • Ability to lift, push and/or pull objects, which may weigh approximate 20 pounds.
  • Ability to work outdoors in a physically demanding environment


Travel to our partner sites at community and school gardens and farmers market is required for this position. Candidates must have a valid driver's license and transportation.