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3501 New York Ave NE
Washington, DC, 20002
United States


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2016 Internship Opportunities 


Washington Youth Garden is currently seeking interns to work with our seasonal field trip program, SPROUT, beginning in March 2016. Current students, graduate students, and recent graduates will be considered. If you don't fit these qualifications, consider our volunteer opportunities. Full information about responsibilities, time commitment and how to apply is on this flyer.


Washington Youth Garden will be seeking Garden Grower interns to help maintain our one-acre organic demonstration garden at the U.S. National Arboretum and assist in establishing our six active school garden sites during the 2016 season. Current students, graduate students, and recent graduates will be considered. Applicants should have strong interests in growing food, creativity, and community-based work.

Washington Youth Garden interns will have the opportunity to support our youth programs through stewardship of our demonstration garden in the USNA. Interns will...

  • Build garden knowledge around growing cycle and organic fruit and vegetable production
  • Gain experience in garden design for a multi-functional community space
  • Complete a self-started long-term project geared toward individual interest

Garden maintenance responsibilities include:

  • Seeding, transplanting, and harvesting crops for use in education programs and food donations
  • Watering, fertilizing, amending and cultivating the soil of our one-acre organic garden
  • Assisting garden educators in hands-on activities during our field trip program

Washington Youth Garden interns will also have the opportunity to support our high school internship program and school garden partnership program. Interns will…

  • Work collaboratively with WYG Staff and Food Corps Members to develop garden spaces
  • Gain exposure to the organizational efforts behind developing a school garden
  • Work with participants of our project-based high school internship program

Some farm experience and/or gardening knowledge is preferred, but not required. Must be able to commit to two days a week (Tuesday-Saturday) from 9am-3pm for minimum 8 weeks between April and October. Start and end-dates are flexible. All interns must attend one of our full-day Saturday orientations (April 2nd, June 4th or Sept 3rd).

This position is unpaid, but WYG staff can work with you to get university credit!

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter describing interest and experience in gardening, working with youth, and growing food to our Garden Manager, Jake Dacks, at with "Youth Garden Intern, Grower" in the subject of the email. 

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If you have a specific internship request or any questions, please email

Washington Youth Garden Interns

A big thank you to all our interns, past and present. We could not do it without you!


Mary Akel: Garden Grower Intern
Isabel Murray: Garden Education Intern


Aaron Weckstein: Garden Grower Intern
Maddie Rohrbacher: Garden Education Intern
Emma Miniscalco: Garden Education Intern
Carolina Becerra: Garden Education Intern
Armon Smith: Garden Education Intern
Jimmy Shue: Garden Grower Intern
Mary Robert Carter: Garden Grower Intern
Athena Roesler: Garden Education Intern
Diana Alicia González: Communications and Marketing Intern
Elisa Chang: Communications and Marketing Intern
Hannah Perry: Garden Education Intern
Katelyn Mann: Garden Education Intern


Amanda Sikirica: Garden Education Intern
Ashley Lanham: Garden Education Intern
Athena Roesler: Garden Education Intern
Eun Na Lee: Garden Education and Art Intern
Hannah Perry: Garden Education Intern
Hernan Sibaja Arias: Garden Intern
Jennifer Holloway: Garden Education Intern
Julia Nussenbaum: Garden Education Intern
Kelly Del Grosso: Communications and Marketing Intern
Sarah Carpenter: Garden Education Intern
Shannon Leeke: Garden Education Intern


Destiny Amos: Garden Education Intern
Carolyn Engels: Garden Education Intern  
Ashley Eskalis: Communications and Marketing Intern


Sonja Graves: Communications and Marketing Intern
Melody Ain: Communications and Marketing Intern  
Abigail Brokaw: Garden Education Intern


Heriberto Diaz: Garden Assistant
Nadia Mercer: Field Trip Coordinator
DeAnna Von Halle: Education Assistant
Susan Beaudoin: Program Assistant


Andrew Plotsky: Garden Intern
Katherine Collins: Education Intern
Annabeth Roeschley: Education, Outreach and Special Events
Jonathan Gliss: Youth Intern


Nadia Mercer: Garden
Lindsay Sumner: Education
Katherine Lininger: Education, Outreach, and Special Events
Jonathan Gliss: Youth Intern


Abbie Dym: Garden
Ariel Balbus: Education
Hannah Jayanti: Education, Outreach, and Special Events


Frankie Hazera: Garden
Miriam Johnston: Education