Urban Ag Internships

Sacramento high school students participate in year-long paid internships to gain skills and experience in sustainable agriculture, workplace readiness and individualized self-development. These students are a part of Thousand Strong, the City of Sacramento’s workforce development initiative.

The internship consists of multiple pieces: weekly work hours in their school gardens, field trips to community farms, visits from industry guest speakers, and a weekly workforce development class. The synthesis of these experiences provides interns with an opportunity to explore a variety of agriculture and environmental careers, to make influential industry connections, to develop professional soft skills, and to understand what it means to farm for the health of the people and the environment.

We are currently working with 20-25 students from Luther Burbank High School and Grant Union High School.

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