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 or Edmonston Farm Manager Deborah, at

PR/ Communications/ Food-Related Marketing Internship

Read the DESCRIPTION for this opportunity. Contact Viviana  Lindo,, 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