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2024 Growing Strong Application
*Now Open*

How to Apply

To apply for the Growing Strong Internship you will need to complete an online application and submit a letter of reference. 

Questions? Email

Application & Letter of Recommendation Deadline: May 15th 

Growing Strong

Growing Strong is a paid summer internship for high school students from Paterson and Clifton, NJ. Interns spend the summer working at City Green at our farm and markets or children's summer camp programs while participating in food and environmental justice workshops. By working at City Green, interns positively engage with their community; benefit from purposeful mentorship and peer collaboration; andfoster a personal connection to food systems, healthy eating and the environment.


The Growing Strong program has three different types of crews: Farm Crew, Garden Camp Counselors, and Farm Camp Counselors. Each crew has different everyday tasks and responsibilities, but all GrowingStrong interns work in some aspect of farming, gardening, and education.


  • $15.13/hour

  • Daily lunch provided

  • Weekly bag of fresh produce

  • Transportation between garden and farm sites


  • Hard working and enjoys being outdoors

  • Interest in helping the environment

  • Be a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior as of September 2024

  • Desire to work with and give back to their communities

  • Ability to perform gardening tasks, including weeding, planting, mulching and lifting some heavy items.

  • Currently enrolled in high school and live in Paterson or Clifton

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