The FunkyTown Food Project’s mission is to cultivate leadership skills in high school youth through food and farming, transforming the lives of young people to inspire, engage, and nourish the community. Our Seed Crew is a 6-week paid internship program with the mission to empower youth.

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Youth are the center of our mission and work. Every year we hire youth from the city and suburbs to participate in our program. Our model brings them together using the common ground of food and farming to work across race, class, gender and all manner of differences.

Food Access

We farm and distribute that food in the community. Our produce is sold through affordable farmers’ markets that accept state and federal food subsidies and donated through a network of community partners.   


We seek to create powerful change that is rooted in community. We work to uplift the assets of the community, help remove barriers, and support the priorities established in partnership with residents, community groups, other nonprofits, local government, and local businesses.   

During their 6-week program, youth work with staff to grow vegetables and distribute thousands of pounds of produce, while developing leadership, teamwork, workplace, and civic participation skills. After working on the farm each morning, Seed Crew spends most afternoons in workshops learning about sustainable agriculture, food access, social justice, and more.


To be eligible for the position, prospective candidates must:

  • Be entering high school in the Fall of 2024  
  • Be available to every weekday of the entire six-week Seed Crew (see dates below).
  • Be invited for, and complete an interview.


Seed Crew Season: Tuesday-Friday June 25 – July 26, 2024 


Seed Crew members work 32 hours per week and will be paid a stipend of approximately $360 per week (before tax).

College Internship Program (Unpaid)

We’re thrilled that you’re considering joining the FunkyTown Food Project as a college intern. This is your chance to be a part of something bigger, to learn, grow, and contribute to a healthier, more sustainable world.

What You’ll Do

Our college internship program is flexible! Depending on what degree you’re pursuing, you’ll get hands-on experience in that area and others for a well-rounded experience.

This might look like a focus on: regenerative farming, community outreach, social media, youth mentorship, and more.

You’ll learn, you’ll teach, you’ll get your hands dirty (literally and figuratively), and most importantly, you’ll make a difference.

Some of your tasks might include:

  • Planting, maintaining, and harvesting crops in our urban farm
  • Helping to organize and run our youth leadership programs
  • Working with community members to distribute fresh, healthy food
  • Planning and participating in events to raise awareness about sustainable food systems
  • Managing social media and email marketing campaigns

Who We’re Looking For

We’re seeking energetic and kind college students who are passionate about food justice, sustainability, youth mentorship, and community. You don’t need to be an expert in agriculture or have a ton of experience – we’re more interested in your commitment to learning and making a difference.

Does this sound like you?

  • You’re a college student with a passion for sustainable food systems
  • You’re eager to learn and grow, both personally and professionally
  • You’re comfortable working with diverse groups of people
  • You’re not afraid of a little hard work and getting your hands dirty

Ready to Apply?

If you’re ready to join our team and make a real impact, we can’t wait to hear from you! Fill out the application form below. We encourage you to be yourself and let your passion shine through. Remember, we’re not looking for the “perfect” candidate—we’re looking for the right fit for our community.