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.

Microgreen Internship

Learn how to grow, harvest, process, package & market microgreens. Enjoy the freedom to experiment w varieties (at managers discretion). Mondays are mandatory for harvesting, processing, packaging & seeding (8am – 2pm, preferred). Additional days to learn daily care and maintenance optional. Please email Farm Manager, Deborah Wren, with inquiries or interest: Deborah@ecocityfarms.org.