Internships & Apprenticeships

Farming Apprenticeships & Internships

IMG_3803ECO’s apprenticeships and internships present an immersive, hands-on opportunity to learn about sustainable urban agriculture by working directly with experienced farm staff. In addition, you make a significant contribution to ECO’s programs.

Apprenticeships are for those who’ve demonstrated a long-term commitment to farming.  It is a weekly 16-hour commitment. Apprentices receive a weekly CSA bag, in-kind opportunities for workshops, courses and farm visits, and a weekly travel stipend.  

Internships are for those who want to get a feel for urban farming without making a huge commitment.  It is a weekly 6-hour commitment. Interns are unpaid, but receive in-kind opportunities for workshops, courses, and farm visits.

Both Internships and Apprenticeships run in 2 cycles: a spring/summer season (March-September) and a fall/winter season (September-March).

ECO’s Apprenticeship-Internship Application (Word Format)
ECO’s Apprenticeship-Internship Application (pdf Format)

How to Apply:  To learn more about the program, the curriculum, and how to apply, see menu at right or click here.

For additional questions, please email Bladensburg Farm Manager Fred, at fred@ecocityfarms.org or Edmonston Farm Manager Deborah, at deborah@ecocityfarms.org.

PR/ Communications/ Food-Related Marketing Internship

Read the DESCRIPTION for this opportunity. Contact Viviana  Lindo, lindo@ecocityfarms.org, to apply.

Duration of Internship: 4 months, with possibility of extension (expected starting date from late April 2016)

Areas: Communication, E-marketing, Events, and Marketing

Remuneration: A fresh produce bag (CSA) of ECO veggies every other week.

During your internship you will undertake some of the following activities:

  • Assist in planning, developing and implementing communication strategies with the communication team.
  • Propose and Execute Communication strategies to increase awareness of ECO’s work (through social media, partnerships…)
  • Research and approach media channels to promote the ECO and its values
  • Write new content for the website and Facebook page highlighting ECO’s different projects (new articles, blogs, social media posts, etc.)
  • Prepare a diverse range of informational communications products and marketing and promotional brochures, audio-visual and programs materials.
  • Help to maintain ECO City Farm’s website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts
  • Attend to events and some of our workshops, assist in planning and logistics for events, as needed/requested
  • Support ECO City Farms team in other activities as needed