LEADERship in urban agriculture internship
We are now accepting 2018 internship applications, click HERE to learn more and apply.
Urban Harvest STL's internship program focuses on nurturing leadership skills in community development with an emphasis on urban farming. Interns will participate in daily farm operations of our projects in partnership with the Urban Agriculture Director and in close alignment with the St. Louis community where our farms are located.
Our 2018 internship program runs in three sessions:
Spring : March - May
Summer : June - August
Fall: September - November
With so much to learn and do, about 50% of our interns choose to stay on for subsequent sessions.
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.