There are a limited number of paid and volunteer positions in each of these programs. The internship application can be downloaded here starting in January of each year. We generally conduct interviews and fill positions in March.
Community GroundWorks offers internships in each of our program areas including:
Troy Community Farm – Work on our 5-acre farm and learn about certified organic vegetable production, our sprout business, passive solar greenhouse, CSA, and more. Farm internships include formal classes, weekly field tours, and field trips.
Madison FarmWorks – Learn farming and gardening skills while designing, installing, and maintaining residential gardens. This new business links the skills of the farmer with the scale of the gardener and brings vegetable gardens to our clients’ homes.
Kids' Garden – Work with school-age children in our award-winning Kids' Garden, tallgrass prairie, edible landscape, and sugar maple woodland and gain valuable experience developing, implementing, and evaluating garden program activities for children.
Youth Grow Local Farm – Instruct and supervise teens on this mini-farm while learning about all aspects of organic vegetable production from raising seedlings in the East High greenhouse to harvesting and packing vegetables for the Goodman Community Center’s Food Pantry.
Troy Natural Areas – Our restored natural areas create important habitats for native plant species and wildlife and provide educational opportunities for area youth and adults. Work with the Natural Areas Coordinator to design an internship that focuses on a specific project and/or our Natural Areas Steward program.
Nonprofit Administration – Learn the essential business of keeping our nonprofit running smoothly and efficiently. Activities could include fund development, publicity, grant research and writing, and planning and implementing special events.