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

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: