Teach with City Growers!
City Growers’ Rooftop Farm Education Interns facilitate environmental and food education programs at Brooklyn Grange rooftop farms in Brooklyn and Queens. 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 email@example.com and tell us why you want to join our team. We look forward to hearing from you!
“I stayed on with City Growers as an intern for three seasons because it puts food, vegetables, agriculture, and all of these things that many times get a bad reputation into a positive light. I stayed on with City Growers because, like everyone who works here, I think it is so incredibly valuable to allow people, especially kids to be able to connect with nature in a way that makes sense to them: through food! I mean, I can tell you that living in NYC can be overwhelmed by concrete, asphalt, and brick, especially in the summer, and I know I was feeling the relief to get out on the roof everyday, where it was green and breezy. So I know that all of the kids that come up to the roof also have that same awe-factor, not just from the view.”
-Gina Maskell, 2014 Rooftop Farm Education Intern
“When I heard about the opportunity to intern with City Growers I was drawn to the idea (& the challenge) of how education, particularly youth education, can impact the trajectory of our food system and how people of all ages relate to the source of their food from an urban perspective.”
-Mallory Sustick, 2014 Rooftop Farm Education Intern
“Doing something that you are passionate about makes work fun. I looked forward to being at the farm Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Also, when being in front of a group of children, you have a lot of influence in how enthusiastic they are. If you have low energy, they will too. Its really important to make educational opportunities exciting and relatable to children.”
-Sydney Nemroff, 2014 Rooftop Farm Education Intern