Urban farming internship
The City Sprouts Summer Urban Farming Internship provides part-time employment to 16 young adults, training them in agriculture, horticulture, culinary arts, public health, and life skills. Additionally, they gain experience in customer service, job readiness, and leadership, as they work as a team to manage our Decatur Urban Farm and plots at City Sprouts South.
You can support our interns by visiting our Farm Stand at the Gifford Park Neighborhood Market every Friday evening between June and September and by attending our annual fundraising gala.
Must be between 15 and 21 years of age
Eligible for Free and Reduced Meals
Interested in: Agriculture, Horticulture, Nutrition, Culinary Arts or Education
Reliable means of transportation (can include public transportation)
Able to lift up to 35 lbs
Able to work in a variety of weather conditions
Able to work Saturdays in May and August and some Friday evenings
June 1st - August 1st
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
9am - 3:30pm
August 8th - 29th
Saturdays, 9am - 2pm
Assist with regular crop maintenance including planting, watering, weeding, harvesting
Sell produce at the farm stand
Promote City Sprouts to the community thorough site visits, school visits, presentations and events
Cook, serve meals and clean up for team and guests
Clean inside and outside of the Education Center
City Sprouts North
4002 Seward St.
City Sprouts South
1815 N St.
We will be taking applications through the end of April. Interviews will start mid-May.
Learn more about our 2019 interns in our annual Season Reflections pamphlet.
Alauna, Jaun, Mia, Cris, Keegan, Cassie, Jean
Alex, Suzana, Lar, Eh Doh Pah, Jailaiyah, Neh,
Nye, Pah, Jess
covid 19 update
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we are pushing back our internship start date to the beginning of June and keeping applications open through the end of April. If you have applied and are waiting for an interview, we will be reaching out with updates on those around the beginning of May. Meanwhile, if you have any questions please email Aaron, our farm manager. We hope everyone is staying well.