Become an Intern at Capital Roots!

 

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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 email our intern coordinator for full details.

 

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.

 

We are currently accepting summer interns who want to work directly with our essential food access programs. We are accepting interns who can commit to at least 20 hours a week working in our office or out with our programs. We have set up safety protocol to maintain physical distancing and can supply the needed PPE. The following programs are seeking summer interns:

 

1. Mobile Market Intern – we need interns to go out with our mobile markets, which make 36 weekly stops around the Capital District. Interns would help take customer’s orders. We have set up an ordering, packing, and payment system that allows for physical distancing and food safety. It also requires 3 to 4 people staffing each stop. Interns are immensely helpful at our mobile market stops.

 

2. Food Hub Intern - assist with work done in our food hub preparing farm purchases for sale in our retail programs and maintaining food hub cleanliness. This internship would also support the Urban Grow Center Market, which sells local food out of our food hub.

 

3. Squash Hunger Intern - our Squash Hunger program is delivering produce every day to food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters across the Capital District. Interns would help sort recovered produce at our food hub, pick up recovered produce from farms and wholesale donors, and make deliveries to emergency food providers on one of our various routes. This position would require the intern to use their own personal vehicle.

 

4. Community Gardens Intern- we manage 55 community gardens across the Capital Region and this includes landscaping and litter pickup inside and around the perimeter of the gardens. Interns will help the community gardens with much needed property maintenance throughout the growing season. We will provide you with the information you need to help whenever it is convenient for you. We are also looking for small engine repair support for our lawn mowers and tools.

 

There are lots of ways in addition to these that you can help. If you have a particular skill or you just want to help out occasionally with different tasks, we can absolutely use your help and find a way for you to get involved.

 

If you see a internship opportunity that interests you, please send an email or call our Volunteer Coordinator Kim at volunteer@capitalroots.org | 518-274-8685.