"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you sow."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
We accept letters of interest on a rolling basis from high school and college students seeking an internship at Koiner Farm. Internship positions are limited (see details below).
All 2022 Interns, please submit your Annual Internship Agreement before starting work on the farm. Even if you are a returning intern, you need submit a new agreement each year.
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 Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00-7:00pm or Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00-7:00pm. Many interns stay choose to stay on for more than 12 weeks.
Spring 2022 internship term: Mar 14- May 30, 2022
Summer 2022 internship term: Jun 6 - Aug 22, 2022
Fall 2022 internship term: Sep 5 - Nov 14, 2022
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Your email should include the following:
Your interest(s) in urban farming and/or reason for pursuing this internship
Your current school and current grade
Your proximity to Koiner Farm (located at 737 Easley Street, Silver Spring, MD)
The name and email address of at least two references (preferably a teacher and/or an employer)