Internship Opportunities

If you are interested in applying for an unpaid internship with Collective Roots, please review the open internship opportunities and submit a resume and the completed internship application to Wendy Horton at

In the Spring and Summer of 2015, the following internships are currently open:

Fundraising (3-5 hours per week)

  • Are you interested in learning how to write a successful grant proposal or raise money from individuals for a cause? The Collective Roots Fundraising Intern will work directly with the Executive Director to prepare proposals to foundations, corporations and government entities to solicit funding to maintain our critical work in the community. The fundraising intern will also have the opportunity to learn skills in individual gift solicitation and donor database development.

Media (5-7 hours per week, speaking Spanish is a plus)

  • Are you interested in telling the story of Collective Roots’ community impact? Interview participants, create videos, and communicate our work through social media.


Community-Based Programs

  • Farmers’ Market Intern (6-8 hours per week, must be available on Wednesdays, must speak Spanish)

Are you interested in supporting sustainable farmers and ensuring high quality produce is affordable for low income consumers in East Palo Alto? Work with the EPA Community Farmers’ Market to ensure the long-term success and viability of the only farmers market in EPA in over 18 years.

  • Root Box Intern (6-8 hours per week)

Help manage the assembly and tracking involved with providing The Root Box, a Community Supported Agriculture program operated out of the EPA Community Farmers’ Market that provides high quality, local, sustainable produce at an affordable price, supports the existence of the Farmers’ Market, and provides a way fro Backyard Gardeners to sell their produce;

  • BGN (Backyard Gardeners Network) Intern (4-6 hours per week, must speak Spanish)

Help coordinate backyard gardeners and manage the EPA Backyard Gardener Network, a group that supports the capacity of local residents to grow their own food;

  • Seed Library Intern (2-4 hours per week)

Organize and manage the East Palo Alto Seed Library, a source of free, locally viable organic and heirloom seeds for community members;

  • Tool Library Intern (2-4 hours per week)

Organize and manage the East Palo Alto Tool Lending Library, which includes garden maintenance and food preservation tools that help increase the productivity of local gardeners and longevity of their harvests;

  • Free at Last Intern (10-12 hours per week)

Are you interested in breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty and creating meaningful employment opportunities in East Palo Alto? Work with Free at Last, a residential drug and alcohol rehab and prison re-entry program in East Palo Alto, to establish market scale gardens, develop job skills, and generate revenue through selling home-grown produce at the EPA Community Farmers’ Market.

  • Urban Farming Intern (5-15 hours per week)

Are you interested in making healthy, environmentally sustainable food more accessible in East Palo Alto? Work with the Center for Urban Agriculture to develop and maintain our urban farm, a source of produce for our educational programs and the EPA Community Farmers’ Market.