Workforce Development Program
Grow NYC’s Summer Workforce Development Internship is an exciting seven-week opportunity for youth ages 16-19 to gain skills in food and agriculture.
From July through August, our Summer Workforce Development Interns will rotate through each of GrowNYC’s programs: Education, Conservation, Green Space, and Food Access, completing a combination of hands-on field work and course work to learn more about GrowNYC’s environmental initiatives. Interns will develop a strong understanding of New York City's food system, food and environmental justice, and will create their own projects in an area of their interest.
Participants will end the season with a deeper understanding of our complex food system and future careers within it. This internship is a wonderful opportunity for youth interested in green careers, or those interested in gaining experience in and knowledge of NYC’s local food systems.
2024 Application Timeline
January & February: Virtual Information Sessions
March: Application opens!
April: First-round phone interviews
May: In-person group interview
June: Program selection
July: Program start!
Join us for some free events to learn more!
Green Careers Exploration (Virtual)
Join us for an online event where you'll learn about GrowNYC careers in environment and sustainability.
March 23, 4:30 - 6:00 ET
I started this internship to confirm the path I want to take after college and this program made it evident on what I want my future to look like and the impact I want to have on certain people. It was filled with new experiences that I know I’ll experience again
Even though I often feel it's tough to get my foot through the door with activism and public service work, this Summer has been one of immense personal growth. I would never in a million years have considered myself a real environmental activist, made more connections outside of school and gained knowledge of New York's communities and organizations, if not for GrowNYC
This internship has taught me so many new things and shown me places and organizations I would have never known about. It's just exciting to know we/I are a part of something this big, and that this internship will continue and new students will be able to learn all this
Aviva Magder-Pascaris (she/they), is the Youth Engagement Coordinator at GrowNYC. She oversee's the Workforce Development Program.