Tohono O’odham Agriculture & Natural Resources Intern

$15.00 hourly
  • Tohono O'odham Community College
  • Tohono O'odham Community College / West Campus
  • May 13, 2024
Part time Other

Job Description

Job Title: Tohono O’odham Agriculture & Natural Resources Intern

Reports To: Farm Manager/ Extension Agent

FLSA Status: Part-time/ Temporary/ Hourly (Grant funded)

Salary: $15.00 per hour



The Tohono O’odham Agriculture & Natural Resources Intern will utilize their knowledge, hands-on experience, and talents in assisting with farming, gardening, and youth programs to enhance learning about agriculture and natural resources. The assistant will work closely with the Farm Manager / Extension Agent of the Land Grant Office of Sustainability The assistant will support the T-So:son (Our Core Values) including T-Wohocudadag – Our Beliefs, T-Apedag – Our Well-Being, T-Pi:k Elida – Our Deepest Respect and I-We:mta – Working Together.



  • Assist the Farm Manager/ Extension Agent with farming, gardening, and youth program activities;
  • Ensure program participants’ safety and well-being;
  • Acknowledge and greet the general public and staff politely and professionally;
  • Have a basic understanding of equipment operator manuals and how to operate and maintain machinery;
  • Have a basic understanding of plumbing, flood and drip irrigation systems;
  • Follow instructions in written or oral form. Asks questions when the instructions are not fully understood;
  • Attend workshops, seminars, meetings and other training sessions as required and approved by the supervisor;
  • Participate in all of programming activities related to the job;
  • Take accurate notes, make reports, and share information;
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must have at least six months prior experience working in agriculture, livestock, youth development, range and natural resources, and / or farm machinery operation and maintenance, and plumbing.


Additional Consideration May Be Given To Individuals with the Following Qualifications:

  • Ability to speak and understand O’odham and/or Spanish.
  • Knowledge and understanding in the history and contemporary issues facing Native peoples.



  • Valid Arizona Driver’s license with no DUI's or major traffic offenses within the past year.
  • Must successfully pass a background check and fingerprint card clearance.



  • Customer service principles;
  • Interact and maintain good working relationships with individuals of various social and cultural backgrounds;
  • Desire to work outside, work with plants and animals, and work with youth;
  • Basic knowledge of computers such as email, word processing, etc.



  • Communicate efficiently and effectively both verbally and in writing;
  • Carry out multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Follow instructions furnished in verbal or written format.