INTERNS TODAY, LEADERS TOMORROW

We’re in the growing-young-leaders-business. If you are a young person who's interested in getting involved, or know of one, please read on!

FARM Internship Program

Ages 14-17

For over ten years, the Farm Internship Program has provided young people with paid internships to learn how to grow food while growing as leaders. High school youth help grow thousands of pounds of fresh foods on the Urban Roots Farm while leading volunteers in service and collaborating with peers from different schools and backgrounds. Youth receive a paid stipend for their work and learn vital life and job skills. 
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Who Can Apply?

The Farm Internship Program is open to all teens who will be in high school in the Fall of 2021.

What you'll do

You’ll work hard on a sustainable urban farm in East Austin, learn how to grow fresh vegetables, develop critical leadership and life skills, and learn about what's happening in their community.

Food & Leadership fellowship

Ages 17-23

The Food & Leadership Fellowship is a paid leadership development program for young adults in the Austin area that are between 17-23 years old. Working with us on the Urban Roots Farm, fellows learn how to grow thousands of pounds of sustainable produce while growing core professional development skills and completing an in-depth service project with a hunger relief partner in Austin.
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Who Can Apply?

The Food & Leadership Fellowship is open to young adults living in the Austin area that are between 17 to 23 years old and no longer attending high school. Applicants do not need prior experience with farming, nor do they need to be enrolled in college. 

What you'll do

You’ll work hard on a sustainable farm in East Austin, learn how to grow fresh vegetables, practice service and giving back to your community, and develop critical leadership and life skills. You'll also participate in virtual meetings each week.

What Else?

Fellows are paid a bi-weekly stipend that is equivalent to $12 per hour.  Fellows work four hour shifts, four days a week (Tuesday- Friday). This program is both virtual and in person.
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SOUTH AUSTIN INTERNSHIP

AGES 14-17  

The South Austin Internship is a new paid internship designed for high school students living in South Austin to lay the groundwork for the second Urban Roots farm site. Interns will build relationships with South Austin residents, where the second farm will be located, through various events and will explore ideas about how the new farm site will serve community needs.
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Who Can Apply?

The South Austin Internship is open to all teens who will be in high school in the fall of 2021 and live in South Austin.

When?

This program will meet twice per week (one weekday after school and every Saturday) for the duration of the 2020-2021 school year, October through May. Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are closed. Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will open in July 2021.

What you'll do

Interns will engage with South Austin residents to learn what they want from the new Urban Roots farm site and to discuss how the farm site will serve the needs of the South Austin community.
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Educational TOURS

We are not booking tours at this time. If you would like to be contacted when we are booking tours, please fill out this form
This page will be updated with more information once we are booking tours. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact tours@urbanrootsatx.org.

Pre-K–5th grade Tours

While our internships serve teens and young adults, even our youngest friends can experience a 1-hour, TEKS-aligned farm tour that includes community-building activities, a guided walking tour, and a tasting of fresh fruits and veggies.

6th–12th grade Tours

Secondary school students may participate in an extended tour that includes a 40-minute tour of our 3.5-acre urban farm, a 30-minute hands-on farming activity, and a tasting of fresh fruits and veggies.

Adult Tours

Farm tours are fun for all ages! We’d love to host your group for a 1-hour guided tour of the Urban Roots farm. We ask for a donation of $250 per tour. Please help us get started by filling out our tour inquiry form below!
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