First Market Farm Community Food Program

Youth Intern Position Description

Taproot Collective designs and builds holistic systems for healthy local food, dignified housing, and educational opportunities with youth and families. We envision a city filled with thriving neighborhoods where all people have equitable access to critical resources. We operate with the core values of stewardship, integrity, justice, cultural humility, and equity.

The First Market Farm Community Food Program is a 7-month youth development program where youth interns design and deliver community garden and cooking classes with a focus on community engagement, intergenerational education, and cultural identities. The Community Food Program trains youth to be social change leaders by exploring issues of social justice, food sovereignty, and community engagement while sharing knowledge and experiences with their communities.


Under the supervision of the Garden Coordinator and the Kitchen Coordinator, two interns assist in the maintenance of First Market Farm, delivery community garden and cooking classes, and food distribution. Youth interns will participate in:

Youth interns will also co-create and carryout:

Skills and Qualifications

Dates & Compensation

The two Intern positions runs April - October 2019 for a total of 118 hours each at $15.00/hour.


Applications are accepted until March 8, 2019. Please email a cover letter and resume to

Taproot Collective is a multiracial organization led by people with multiple identities. We strongly encourage members of diverse communities to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age. Please only apply for this position if you are enthusiastic about working with and learning from people of all  identities.

Contact Info

Questions about this position can be sent to