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.


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.


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.


Development Intern- Assist in fundraising, grants and donor management through hands-on experience. The Development Intern will help develop and implement direct mail fundraising appeals, analyze data to build compelling arguments and assist in special event planning and logistics. 


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 Hub Intern - Assist in developing and executing interventions for various food access programs across the Capital Region from June through August. All necessary training and guidance would be provided by the Healthy Retail Organizer, but the intern will also work closely with other members of the Food Access Team. We are asking for a commitment of 8-10 hours per week for three months.


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 Internship – Assist the Educator and Farm Manager in applying curriculum related to nutrition, food systems, and produce for high school students. The intern will work specifically to develop cooking curriculum and work with chefs and volunteers to schedule weekly cooking seminars and classes. This position is available all semesters and flexible in terms of the hours.


Produce Project Education Internship – Assist the Educator to develop and design agriculture and life skills curriculum for youth in the program. Interns will co-lead workshops and lessons related to the program’s mission and goals. This position is available all semesters and flexible in terms of the hours.


Produce Project Botany and Horticulture Internship – Assist the Farm Manager, Farm Assistant, and Educator to maintain flower bed and fruit orchard at our farm.  The intern will work with our students during harvest days (Tuesdays and Fridays) during our season to create floral arrangements for sale. Additionally, the intern will develop floral guides and maintain databases on production.