Summer Internship


Summer 2013

Victory Garden Initiative—Shorewood, WI

Victory Garden Initiative is a non-profit organization that builds communities who grow their own food, reintegrating human and food ecology. We advance a resilient food culture: from soil, to seed, to plate, to soil. Operating on the premise that our food system does not feed everyone equally, we strive to increase access to healthy, sustainably grown food by empowering people to grow their own.

This internship is geared toward students seeking a for-credit internship in the fields of social justice, community organizing, sustainable farming, urban agriculture, environmental activism, and/or nonprofit work. Our summer interns will learn basic community organizing strategies, assist the Program Manager with program tasks, and assist our Farmer & Garden Educator with agricultural duties at our 1.5 acre community garden and farm, Concordia Gardens. We estimate a commitment of approximately 20 hours per week, split between community organizing and farming duties.


  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Physically capable of farm work (bending, lifting, shoveling, etc) and comfortable working in inclement weather or heat
  • Undergraduate or graduate student living in the Milwaukee area
  • Reliable transportation to our offices in Shorewood and our community garden in Milwaukee (Harambee neighborhood). All locations are bus accessible.
  • Responsible, able to follow through on assignments and work independently
  • Comfortable working in non-traditional office environment
  • Access to laptop computer

Position Duties
Program duties may include (8-12 hours/week):

  • Data entry
  • Attending community meetings, Victory Garden Initiative events
  • Conducting public outreach
  • Canvassing for events and organizing meetings
  • Assisting the Program Manager in organizing classes
  • Following up with program participants
  • Program evaluation
  • Coordinating and scheduling volunteers
  • Assisting Program Manager with other duties as assigned

Concordia Gardens duties may include (8-12 hours/week):

  • Weeding, watering, crop maintenance
  • Picking up trash as needed
  • Planting and harvesting crops
  • Help facilitate volunteer and work days; be available for on-site educational programming as needed
  • Assisting Farmer & Garden Educator with other duties as assigned

Victory Garden Initiative may be able to offer credit through your educational institution, but we are unable to offer direct payment.

Please submit cover letter and résumé to:

For more information about Victory Garden Initiative, visit our website at

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Publicaton Date: 
Monday, March 18, 2013 - 12:00am
Company Name: 
Victory Garden Initiative