In winter/spring 2021, we will offer two different internships that cover a range of interests. These unpaid internship opportunities run for 3 to 4 months, and will be conducted in accordance with current COVID-19 safety protocols. Our next cohort could begin as soon as mid-February, pandemic circumstances permitting.

Note: Due to an abundance of applications already received, we are no longer accepting applications for this season’s internships.

Urban Agriculture Internship

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 lifting over 30 lbs and various other physical tasks including bending, kneeling, digging, etc., and comfortable working outside in various temperature and weather conditions
  • Competent in communication and time management

Availability Requirement: 8-14 hours a week (depending on arrangement) within the following schedule: Mondays 1 – 5 pm, Wednesdays 10 am – 2:30 pm, and Fridays 10 am – 4 pm. Weekend hours may also be available. The duration of the internship is 3-4 months.

TO APPLY:

The application period has closed for this season’s Urban Agriculture internship.


Medicinal Herb Garden Internship

Note: Due to an abundance of applications already received, we are no longer accepting applications for this season’s medicinal herb internship.

Medicine Garden Interns will work alongside herbalist Bonnie Rose Weaver, manager of the Medicinal Herb Garden at Alemany Farm, in all aspects of growing medicinal plants, including: maintaining the current medicinal plant/dye plant/cut flower garden; breaking ground at the new medicine garden; and community education at the 3.5 organic farm dedicated to food and ecological security, on occupied Ramaytush Ohlone Land (San Francisco, CA).

The Medicine Garden interns will support and take a leadership role in organic and regenerative medicinal plant production, including: greenhouse work, irrigation, bed preparation and soil management, weeding, pest and disease control, harvest and post-harvest handling. When available, interns will also help manage workdays by leading small groups of volunteers in farm tasks as well as various other projects as needed.

As a Medicinal Herb Garden Intern, YOU ARE:

  • Responsible, self-motivated, organized, and comfortable working independently and in groups
  • Interested ancestral and community use of plant remedies for the liberation of all beings
  • Interested in organic and sustainable farming/gardening practices and herbal remedies (prior experience a plus but not required)
  • Competent in communication and time management
  • Physically capable of lifting over 30 lbs and various other physical tasks including bending, kneeling, digging, etc., and comfortable working outside in various temperature and weather conditions
  • Comfortable interacting with the public
  • Comfortable interacting with people from different backgrounds and cultures
  • Bi-lingual or proficient in Spanish or Cantonese is preferable but not required

Availability Requirement: Medicine Garden internships are 5-10 hours a week for a minimum of 3 months. The next internship cohort will begin early to mid February 2021, depending on pandemic circumstances.

TO APPLY:

The application period has closed for this season’s medicinal herb internship.