Farm Education Internships
City Growers’ Rooftop Farm Education Interns help facilitate environmental and food education programs at Brooklyn Grange rooftop farms in Brooklyn and Queens. Each season, City Growers seeks Rooftop Farm Education Interns to help make our farm-based learning workshops more effective and engaging for visiting youth. Applications are accepted year round. Past interns have gone on to secure positions at City Growers, Brooklyn Grange, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Queens County Farm Museum, Edible Schoolyard NYC, Local Roots, Food Corps NY, Harlem Grown and Farmigo.
What makes a Great City Growers Farm Education Intern?
A strong desire to learn more about environmental education, urban agriculture, rooftop farming, and food justice; positive attitude around children and young adults of all ages; prior teaching experience or experience working with children/teens; gardening/farming experience; knowledge of sustainable practices and basic biological processes; strong interpersonal skills.
Internships run seasonally (spring, summer & fall) April through November. Interviews take place March, May/June and August. Interns are asked to commit to 2-3 days a week, 5 hours a day, for the duration of the season.
Are you a passionate and enthusiastic educator with a strong interest in sustainable agriculture and the food movement? Send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us why you want to join our team. We look forward to hearing from you!
Quotes from Former Farm Education Interns