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 Intern - Assist the garden organizers in an assigned set of community gardens. 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 the Development Writer with prospect research, special events planning and logistics, implementing direct mail fundraising appeals, analyzing data to build compelling arguments, using NeonCRM fundraising software to manage and build donor relations, and developing and consistently maintaining a robust grant tracking database.


Education Intern - Assist the Educator with the Taste Good Series, a classroom-based introduction to healthy fruits and vegetables for students in grades PreK – 2nd. Activities include prep of presentation materials, prep and packaging of snacks, and classroom assistance at various elementary schools in the Capital Region. Intern will also assist with other food class offerings both on site at Capital Roots and at other nearby locations.


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. 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 Produce Project Educator in applying an activity-based curriculum focused on sustainable agriculture, productive communication, teamwork, and leadership. Assist Farm Manager and Farm Assistant in teaching and supervising youth in farm tasks including soil preparation, planting, weeding, and harvesting. Collaboratively work with youth leader to lead crew of 8-10 high school students in summer program. The intern will act as a youth mentor and ally, as well as supervisor.


Produce Project Food Systems Intern - Plan weekly cooking lessons for 4-5 high school students featuring vegetables from the farm. Schedule local chefs to teach cooking classes for the students. Assist with other curriculum planning and farm tasks as needed, including harvest for markets. We are seeking someone who enjoys cooking and is eager to find creative, simple, and delicious recipes for all kinds of vegetables that teenagers will enjoy.