As part of our commitment to helping a new crop of community leaders, growers, and educators take shape, City Blossoms offers hands-on internships for students, recent(ish) grads, or anyone with a passion for learning.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
For more information about our internships, or to apply for an internship, please email firstname.lastname@example.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.