LEADERship in urban agriculture internship

This is not your typical farming internship because we're not your typical farm! Urban Harvest STL interns learn best urban agricultural practices while gaining leadership experience in community engagement and event management.

Our 2017 internship program is full, but there are 3 sessions in 2018 to participate in:

  • Spring:      MAR-MAY 
  • Summer:   JUN-AUG 
  • Fall:           SEP-NOV 

With so much to learn and do, about 50% of our interns choose to stay on for subsequent sessions. Applications are accepted 2 months in advance of each session, refer to the Jobs page for announcements.


Hands-on Learning & Field Trips

Interns spend four hours each week working across our six urban farm sites learning directly from our Director of Urban Agriculture. Interns dig right into full-scope growing and harvesting practices throughout our rooftop farm rows, hydroponic towers, edible walls, raised beds, greenhouse, and ground-level community and school gardens. We also offer field trips to area farms so interns can see a variety of agriculture operations. 

Nonprofit & Community Leadership

Urban Harvest STL interns are advocates and representatives of our organization in vital ways. Interns help us host events on the FOOD ROOF and frequently interact with visitors and volunteers. Our interns have opportunities to work with our FOOD ACCESS CLUSTER as well to experience the full impact of the food we grow. 

After completing one internship session on the farm, interns can tailor their experience working on the farm or choose to help with nonprofit administrative tasks related to development, educational programming, or marketing and communications.