Internships

As part of our commitment to helping a new crop of community leaders, growers and educators take shape, City Blossoms regularly offers hands-on internships for high school graduates, undergraduate students, recent college grads, and graduate students. Internships are offered three times a year, require approximately 18-20 hours a week, and include a small stipend. All internships are project-based and participants work directly with staff, children, and community members. Projects and responsibilities vary depending on the season.

 

Seasonal cycles

Our internships are offered seasonally.  Each internship runs for approximately 16 weeks.

Spring: February - May

Summer: May - August

Fall: September - December

 

Internship categories

Maintenance Internship: Gain experience in the day-to-day tasks required in urban agriculture and gardening through exposure to City Blossoms’ unique methods.  Basic construction skills including use of power tools and gardening experience are desired. Acquire the skills to:

  • plan and follow planting schedules and crop rotations for a diverse set of sites
  • facilitate and track orders for materials needed such as compost, lumber and seedlings
  • sustain green spaces through organic and best-practice methods, including weeding, planting, and harvesting
  • construct simple structures as needed (cold-frames, raised beds, etc.)
  • research solutions to troubleshoot challenges at the various sites
  • collaborate with existing and new partners to maintain and promote efficiency at green spaces

Education Internship: Acquire skills for teaching and community-based education, in both outdoor and classroom settings. Ideal for self-directed individuals who have experience working with children and demonstrate a strong interest in environmental education, the arts, and promoting healthy living skills. Spanish-speaking skills are highly desired. Get the opportunity to:

  • assist educators with planning, teaching and assessment of ongoing workshops with children in grades Pre-K – 12
  • support curriculum development through research and documentation
  • plan educational workshops, professional developments, and events
  • promote curriculum, locally and nationally
  • similar to a student teaching position, observe, assist and ultimately lead workshops at one or more locations

Media Arts & Communications Internship: Experience how grassroots organizations utilize communications skills and strategies to strengthen relationships with volunteer bases, partner organizations, and online audiences. Ideal for highly motivated, outgoing, and organized candidates with a passion for community building, green spaces, and the arts. Spanish-speaking skills are highly desired.  Learn to:

  • regularly document the progress of programming across the city using photo and video
  • work with staff to record activities through writing for newsletters and other media
  • promote volunteer-driven events and workshops
  • collaborate with existing and potential partners to develop volunteer events and celebrations

Administrative and Development Internship: Learn how grassroots organizations execute program evaluation, fundraising, and grant management. An opportunity for someone interested in non-profit management. Previous experience with Illustrator, InDesign, and/or Salesforce are a plus but not required. Responsibilities include:

  • assist in maintaining grant management systems and customer relationship management systems
  • help with end-of-year fundraising campaign
  • regularly documents the progress of programming through photos, video, and capturing stories
  • implement program evaluation practices
  • help staff with garden based programming and community engagement events

 

For more information about our internships, or to apply for an internship, email willa@cityblossoms.org.

Staff Positions

City Blossoms is not currently hiring at this time. Please check back again.

 

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