CKC's 2021 internship opportunities are now open.  Spring internship commences March 1st.

Apply today!


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 a life skill, get outside, work with their hands, 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 session is 12 weeks.  Interns are expected to dedicate 4 hours per week for the entire 12 weeks.  Many interns stay on for more than 12 weeks.

  • Spring 2021 internship runs Mar 1 - May 15, 2021

  • Summer 2021 internship runs June 1 - Aug 23, 2021

  • Fall 2021 internship runs Sep 7 - Dec 4, 2021

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 aerobic versus anaerobic composting methods should be used, (2) start and care for seedlings, (3) operate a drip irrigation system, (4) harvest produce and prepare for market, and (5) identify and treat certain pests. 

If this sounds like the opportunity that you are looking for, please send an email of interest to hannah@ckcfarming.org stating:

  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 (737 Easley Street, Silver Spring, MD)

  4. The name and email address for at least two references (preferably a teacher or 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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