Become an Intern at Capital Roots!
Interns are an integral part of the services Capital Roots provides to the community, and as an intern, you will get to experience all aspects of a nonprofit working environment. Capital Roots welcomes high school, college and graduate students, along with anyone else who has interest and time to commit.
Current Internship Opportunities
A brief description of our available internships is below. Please click on the internship title for full details.
Healthy Places Online Farmer’s Market Intern - Assist our Healthy Places program staff in further developing and executing our Virtual Veggie Mobile (VVM), Capital Roots’ online farmer’s marketplace.
Healthy Stores Intern - Assist our Healthy Stores Coordinator in preparing and delivering produce orders to corner store partners 3-4 times a week and explore and pursue projects that will enhance the effectiveness of the program.
Community Gardens Intern - Work with community gardeners by assisting with garden maintenance and improvement projects as well as new community garden development. Help ensure each gardener has a successful community gardening experience!
Produce Project Summer Intern - Assist the Farm Manager and Educator in applying an activity-based curriculum that uses sustainable agriculture as a tool to develop critical job and life skills. The intern will act as a mentor to the youth and will assist with regular farm tasks, data management, program planning and analysis of farm production and sales.
Communications Intern - Assist the PR and Marketing Coordinator with all tasks related to media and public outreach about the organization, programs and events. The intern will work individually and collaboratively with diverse populations to create content for outreach materials, the website, and social networks.
Grant Research and Management Intern - Assist the Capital Roots Grant Writer wil all aspects of nonprofit grant work, including grant tracking and reporting, updating grants database, researching demographic and health data, researching grant opportunities, and grant writing.
Food Assessment Research Intern - Work with our Food Assessment Coordinator to conduct regional food system research in the sectors of consumption, production, processing, or distribution. The intern will work independently or with a small team on a research objective of the Greater Capital Region Food System Assessment. Full list of research project opportunities here.