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"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you sow."

- Robert Louis Stevenson

We accept Letters of Interest for our Urban Farmer Internships program from high school and college students on a rolling basis. Internship positions are limited. Send your Letter of Interest with references to CKC's Director of Farm Operations, Hannah Sholder (


Our next internship term begins Tuesday, September 5th!

All 2023 Interns should complete and submit their Intern Agreement before their first day of work. Intern Agreements can be found here.

CKC's internship program is designed for high school and college students with an interest in urban farming.  Students who complete our 12-week, 4-hours/week internship are eligible for Student Service Learning (SSL) hours, college credit, or a small stipend (please note, the stipend is reserved for second and third term interns only). 


A CKC internship is a rewarding and inspiring experience.  Our interns learn life skills, work outside, get their hands dirty, give back to their community, collaborate with people from diverse backgrounds, contribute to their local food system and help support a small nonprofit.


Each internship term is 12 weeks.  Interns are expected to dedicate 4 hours per week for the entire 12 week term.  Intern shifts are either Monday +Wednesday  or Tuesday+Thursday afternoons.  Many interns stay choose to stay on for more than 12 weeks.

2023 Internship Terms:

  • Spring internships: Mar 6- May 26, 2023

  • Summer internships: Jun 5 - Aug 25, 2023

  • Fall internships: Sep 5 - Nov 17, 2023

At the end of your internship, you will know how to: (1) compost using a 3-bin hot system and understand why, when and how to use aerobic versus anaerobic composting methods, (2) start and care for seedlings, (3) operate, test and repair a drip irrigation system, (4) harvest produce and prepare for market, and (5) identify, mitigate and treat certain pests. 

If this sounds like the opportunity that you are looking for, please send an email of interest to  Your email should include the following:

  1.  Your interest(s) in urban farming and/or reason for pursuing this internship 

  2.  Your current school and current grade

  3.  Your proximity to Koiner Farm (located at 737 Easley Street, Silver Spring, MD)

  4.  The name and email address of at least two references (preferably a teacher and/or an employer)


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us or consult our FAQs for CKC Interns and Volunteers

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