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.
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.
Produce Project Food Systems Intern - Assist the Educator in the planning and scheduling of cooking lessons and food prepartion with the students. The intern will act as a mentor to the youth and will assist in educational lessons focusing on sustainable agriculture, food systems, food justice and nutrition.
Community Gardens Summer Intern - Assist the garden organizers in an assigned set of community gardens from June through August. The intern will be responsible for stewarding eight gardens weekly, providing support to community gardens, conducting site inspections, hosting educational workshops, and more.
Food Recovery Intern - Assist the Squash Hunger Coordinator with the recovery of fresh produce and coordinate delivery to local food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. The intern will help the program connect with new donors and partners, assist with volunteer coordination, and work with the communications team to promote the program through social media and other outlets.
Communications Intern - Assist the communications team 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. Opportunities for long-form research projects available.
Events Intern - Assist the Events Coordinator with the preparation of mailings, research of event sponsorship opportunities, making calls to local businesses and assisting with other event details as they arise. The intern may also have the opportunity to explore and pursue projects that will enhance the planning of event(s) in the future.
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.