YOUTH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Apply for an opportunity to work at Urban Roots

Are you 14-18 and looking for a fun and engaging job experience working outside and in your community! Apply to work at Urban Roots for a chance to work in our urban gardens, kitchens, and local parks while building 21st century job skills, learning more about environmental issues and creating a positive impact on your community!

  • Work 9 weeks beginning the week of June 18th
  • Opportunities to continue working in the school year
  • Earn $9.65/hour
  • Work in 1 of 3 programs, Market Garden, Cook Fresh and Conservation
  • There are opportunities for advancement each year you participate
  • SEED CREW
      First Year Position
      Work 8-10 hours a week learning job skills and knowledge in one of three programs
      Entry job skills training in resume writing, financial literacy, searching for jobs
  • GROW CREW
      Second year position
      Work 16 hours a week
      Apply skills to program specific activities and serve in mentoring role to seed crew youth
      Eligible to participate in our youth council
  • HARVEST CREW
      Third year position
      Work up to 20 hours a week
      Take on an increased leadership role in your crew
      Participate in off-site career connections
  • HARVESTAR
      Fourth year position
      Work 22-24 hours a week
      Serve as a leader of your crew
      Take on special program responsibilities and projects
  • Students ages 14-18 (as of June 18th, 2018)
  • Students who live or go to school on the East Side of Saint Paul (East of 35-E, North of the Mississippi River)
  • Students who qualify for free or reduced price lunch
  • Students who are NOT enrolled in summer school are given first preference
  • Students who are excited to learn and are looking forward to working hard outdoors

Applications for our Summer internships are now closed, check back in August for School Year 2018-19 internships.

WORK IN 1 OF OUR 3 PROGRAMS:

1. Market Garden

  • Operate an urban-farm business though planting, harvesting and marketing vegetable crops
  • Learn how to prep and market produce for sale
  • Harvest and pack a weekly CSA share
  • Sell and promote seasonal vegetables to restaurants and grocers
  • Grow and eat delicious, healthy produce

2. Cook Fresh

  • Learn basic cooking skills for healthy meal making
  • Work one shift in the gardens for a true farm-to table experience
  • Develop and practice recipes utilizing farm fresh produce
  • Prepare a weekly summer lunch for all 60 interns
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3. Conservation

  • Participate in the restoration of local parks by removing invasive species and planting native plants.
  • Engage in citizen science by helping conduct bee surveys and monitor water quality
  • Use Urban Roots bikes to get to work sites
  • Develop and lead tours of parks to community members