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 Retail 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.


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.


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.


Food Assessment Communications and Graphic Design Intern - Use your creative skills to design and format a variety of research reports, print, electronic and social media graphics. We're looking for an energetic individual to film, edit and photograph content throughout Food System Assessment research for the Fall.