We’re excited to offer three different types of internships, that cover a broad range of interests:

FOOD SECURITY * URBAN AGRICULTURE * GREENHOUSE/PROPOGATION

Urban Agriculture

Interns will work alongside Alemany Farm Managers helping in all aspects of growing food and maintaining the 3.5 acre organic farm dedicated to food security and community education. The Urban Agriculture Interns will support in organic farming production including: greenhouse work, irrigation, bed preparation and soil fertility management, weeding, pest and disease control, harvest and post-harvest handling, and fruit tree care. You will also help manage volunteer days by leading small groups of volunteers in farm tasks as well as various other projects as needed.

As an Urban Agriculture Intern, YOU ARE:
– Responsible, self-motivated, organized and comfortable working independently and in groups
– Interested in organic and sustainable farming/gardening practices and food (prior experience a plus but not required)
– Interested in food security and food justice
– Physically capable of farm work (digging, lifting, bending etc.)
– Competent in communication and time management

Availability Requirement: 7-15 hours a week (dependent on arrangement) within the following schedule: Monday and Wednesdays from 12-5pm and Fridays from 10:30-4pm. Weekend hours also available.

Greenhouse and Propagation

Interns will support all greenhouse operations taking place at Alemany Farm. You will be responsible involved in seed sowing, seedling care, greenhouse fertility management, greenhouse maintenance and pest management, record keeping, and various other projects as needed.

As a Greenhouse and Propagation Intern, YOU ARE:
– Responsible, self-motivated, organized and comfortable working independently and in groups
– Detail oriented and patient
– Competent in communication and time management
– Interested in organic farming/gardening and food (prior experience a plus)
– Interested in food security and food justice
– Physically capable of farm work (lifting, bending, digging etc.)

Availability Requirement: Wednesdays from 1-5pm. Additional hours helping to grow the food at Alemany Farm are available upon arrangement.

Food Security and Food Justice

Interns will work alongside the Alemany Farm Managers and harvest volunteers at Alemany Farm each Friday to harvest the farm’s bounty of fruits and vegetables. On Sundays you will support the work of the Free Farm Stand to help distribute the produce to community members at Parque Niños Unidos in the Mission District. In this internship, you will learn about and be actively involved in the growth patterns and harvest methods of different crops, post-harvest handling, record keeping, community outreach, the art of food distribution, and community education.

As a Food Security and Food Justice Intern, YOU ARE:
– Responsible, self-motivated, organized and comfortable working independently and in groups
– Interested in food security and food justice
– Competent in communication and time management
– Physically capable of lifting over 30lbs and various other physical tasks including bending, kneeling, digging etc.
– Comfortable interacting with the public and in a customer service role
– Comfortable interacting with people from different backgrounds and cultures
– Bi-lingual or proficient in Spanish or Cantonese is preferable but not required
– Having a current driver’s license is preferable but not required

Availability Requirement: Fridays from 10:30am-4pm at Alemany Farm AND Sundays from 11:30AM-3PM at Parque Niños Unidos. Additional hours helping to grow the food at Alemany Farm are available upon arrangement.

Alemany Farm is a 3.5 acre organic farm ecosystem in southeast San Francisco. By growing food and distributing food to the local community we tackle issues of food security, food justice, and educate local residents about how they can become their own food producers. We strive to increase ecological knowledge and habitat value, and to sow the seeds for economic and environmental justice. Alemanyfarm.org

The Free Farm Stand is an all-volunteer run project about sharing the wealth of urban farms and gardens. We grow as much food as we can in San Francisco and distribute it for free at our Free Farm Stand. We strive to help make locally grown, fresh and nutritious organic produce accessible to all, especially those families and individuals on low-incomes and tight budgets while also helping empower people who have the space to grow their own food and become more self-reliant. Freefarmstand.org

HOW TO APPLY: Please send an email to Abby at AlemanyAbby@gmail.com stating which internship you are interested in, what you hope to gain as an intern, and any relevant experiences and skills.