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

- Robert Louis Stevenson

STUDENT INTERNSHIPS

We accept letters of interest on a rolling basis from high school and college students seeking an internship at Koiner Farm.  More details below.

All Interns must submit their Internship Agreement before starting work on the farm.  Thanks!

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.  Many interns stay on for more than 12 weeks.

  • Spring 2021 internship term: Mar 1 - May 15, 2021

  • Summer 2021 internship term: June 1 - Aug 23, 2021

  • Fall 2021 internship term: 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.  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 (737 Easley Street, Silver Spring, MD)

  4.  The name and email address for 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