College students have much to gain by becoming involved in City Green’s programming. For students pursuing degrees in environmental science, agriculture, education, urban planning, or other related disciplines, City Green offers for-credit Urban Agriculture Internships that give students the time and space to engage deeply with City Green’s mission of “Growing Healthy Cities.” College interns explore what it means to build and implement community-sustained agriculture and environmental education programming. This internship intersects with every aspect of the organization, allowing students to gain a firsthand look at the unique challenges faced by the communities City Green serves, and the wide-ranging techniques and strategies City Green employs to address those challenges.
In addition to the internship program, professors can bring students on service-learning field trips to the Farm Eco-Center and other City Green sites such as local gardens, where they will engage directly with City Green operations, providing support for the organization’s work while learning about the complex world of urban farming. These real-world learning opportunities are an excellent way for educators to complement and enhance their in-class curriculums.
City Green also offers a number of volunteer opportunities in a variety of roles and levels of commitment. All college interns and volunteers will gain hands-on experience working directly with youth and community members served by City Green’s programming.