Internship Opportunities


Community GroundWorks is excited to offer a variety of internships during the 2016 growing season! As an intern, you can expect to be fully immersed in hands-on experiences, as well as training and professional development relevant to your program. Read on for descriptions of each of our internship programs, and requirements for paid and volunteer interns.

Program Descriptions

farm crew

 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.  Our Beginning Farmer Training includes formal classes, weekly field tours, and field trips. 

 **ALL 2016 internship positions have been filled**


An intern with a couple youth.

 Troy 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.

 ** All paid internship postions for 2016 have been filled**



If you are interested in a volunteer internship, please contact our Kids' Garden Manager at


 Goodman Youth Farm - Lead youth of all ages in farm-based educational experiences on our half acre farm on Madison's east side! Interns will gain skills in outdoor education as well as organic vegetable production and small-scale beekeeping. Includes intern classes, field tours, and individual projects.

 **All paid internships for 2016 have been filled**



If you are intersted in a volunteer internship, please contact our Goodman Youth Farm Manager at


Digging dirt into a wheelbarrow.Troy Natural Areas - Our Natural Areas cover the 26 acres that Community GroundWorks stewards and include the surrounding woodlands, restored prairie, and edible food forest. Volunteer internships in 2016 will focus on land maintenance. 

**Only volunteer internships are available. Deadline to apply is May 1st.** 



 If you are interested in a volunteer internship, please contact our Land & Gardens Coordinator at