As part of our commitment to helping a new crop of community leaders, growers, and educators take shape, City Blossoms offers hands-on fellowships for young leaders and internships for students, recent(ish) grads, or anyone with a passion for learning.

Every day was a new, exciting experience, which made it a joy to come in. Maximize each and every learning experience that presents itself during your internship. There are so many unique and amazing things you can learn if you’re open to receiving them.
— Taylor Coats, former intern

Fellowships

City Blossoms fellowships are designed to support the professional development of young leaders interested in community and youth engagement, non-profit management, outdoor education and/or environmental and food justice. Fellows work side-by-side with the City Blossoms team, receive training and coaching, and are provided the opportunities to lead their own projects within program areas.

Fellowships are part-time, paid positions, starting in October and ending in August. At this time, our Fellowship positions are filled. Please check back when we open our application process again in August 2020.

1) Early Growers - Working with Ages 2-5
The Early Growers program aims to foster an environment where young children, ages two to five, can have access to and develop relationships with nature, food, and each other through gardening-based education and activities. This program works directly with existing childcare centers to provide trainings and resources to early childhood educators, offer hands-on experiences to children, and support the creation and/or maintenance of age-appropriate garden projects.

2) TBA

For more information about our fellowships or to apply, please email rebecca@cityblossoms.org a cover letter and your resume by the listed deadline.

Internships

Our internships are a chance to acquire skills for teaching and community-based education in an outdoor setting. They are ideal for self-directed individuals who have experience working with children and an interest in environmental education, art, nonprofit work, and promoting healthy living skills. Spanish-speaking skills are highly desired.

Each season City Blossoms offers three unique internships. Interns work directly with a City Blossoms staff member on one of our core programs. Program and position descriptions are listed below.
Click on the category titles for a more detailed description of each internship or visit our Idealist listing.

1) Community Green Spaces Intern: Our Community Green Spaces (CGS) are communally planted multi-purpose spaces, open to the general public, that provide free and affordable programs for youth and families with a primary focus on out-of-school time and field trips.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist City Blossoms lead instructors with planning, teaching and assessment of ongoing, free, out-of-school programming with children, youth and neighbors.

  • Support evaluation and documentation of programming in CGSs

  • Help to maintain several gardens including tasks such as planting, watering, weeding, pest management, compost care and light construction

  • Help in planning, preparing for, and facilitating garden work days and community events

  • Similar to a student teaching position, the intern will be encouraged to observe, assist and facilitate programming


2) School Garden Partners Intern: Our School Partner Garden program focuses on partnering with elementary schools, ages Pre-k to 5th grade. The curriculum is based on City Blossoms' unique teaching model, intertwining artistic expression, healthy living skills, environmental education, and community development.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist City Blossoms lead instructors with planning, teaching and assessment of ongoing workshops with children in grades Pre-K-5th.

  • Support curriculum documentation

  • Help to maintain several school gardens including tasks such as planting, watering, weeding, pest management, compost care and light construction

  • Help in planning, preparing for, and facilitating community work days

  • Support Professional Development Sessions for elementary educators to be held in the City Blossoms Studio

  • Similar to a student teaching position, the intern will be encouraged to observe, assist

  • and facilitate programming

3) Administrative and Development Intern: Experience how grassroots organizations execute program evaluation, fundraising, and grant management. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in nonprofit management.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in maintaining grant management system

  • Regularly document the progress of programming through photo, video, and recording stories

  • Help with organizing annual fundraiser

  • Help staff with garden based programming and community events

  • Assist the Executive Director, Director of Operations, and Volunteer Coordinator as needed

Internships are offered three times a year, require approximately 18-20 hours a week, and include a small stipend. Each internship runs for approximately 12 weeks.  All internships are project-based and participants work directly with staff, children, and community members. Projects and responsibilities vary depending on the season.

Spring: Mid February - Mid May

Summer: Mid May - Mid August

Fall: Early September - Early December

For more information about our internships, or to apply for an internship, please email willa@cityblossoms.org the position title you’re interested in, a cover letter, and your resume.

City Blossoms does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation or age.