What our program is all about...

Our Internship program has grown and evolved over the past 8 years to become one of our flagship offerings, helping us increase our capacity and complete work here at Veggielution while offering leadership and other job skills to participants. We consider interns to be an integral part of the our team, taking responsibility for exciting projects while working collaboratively with staff, volunteers and other interns.

Youth Education

(3 positions available)

Our Youth Programs are a key part of Veggielution’s mission. These programs include our Youth Garden, and Eastside Explorers middle school field trips. Youth Education Interns will work closely with the Youth Program Manager to engage families with guided activities in the garden and provide weekday support for field trips with our partner schools. We are looking for positive and outgoing individuals who work well with others. Youth Education Interns will have the opportunity to learn basic organic gardening skills, gain experience facilitating small groups, engage with a diverse community, and participate in program outreach.

The Youth Education Internship will complement studies in child and adolescent development, environmental science, nutrition, and education. This internship will prepare interns for work in the nonprofit and education fields.


  • Contribute to Youth Garden maintenance, and lead Youth Garden family activities on Saturday mornings
  • Assist with farm field trips and/or farm tours
  • Work on special projects, e.g., creating garden lessons, assisting with fundraisers, seeking donations, etc.
  • Participate in outreach events relevant to Youth Programs

The Ideal Candidate for this position has:

  • Experience with working with youth and/or families
  • Bilingual ability (Spanish or Vietnamese) *not required
  • Knowledge of current issues around food, health, and sustainable agriculture
  • Articulate oral and written communication skills
  • Comfort in talking to/leading groups of people in activities
  • Enthusiasm and passion for Veggielution’s mission


  • September 2016 - May 2017; 8 hours per week commitment
  • This position requires availability on the first Saturday of every month from 9am to 1pm
  • One additional Saturday per month, flexible date, 9am to 1pm
  • Additional 4-8 hours flexible schedule on weekdays, your choice:
  • Tuesday through Friday between 9am and 4:30pm

This is an unpaid internship.

Apply here and send your resume to jena@veggielution.org


(2 positions available)

Interns are an integral part of the Veggielution farm crew, providing essential support to staff throughout the year in almost every area of the farm operation. As a part of our team, you will have the unique opportunity to gain hands-on farming experience as well as a deeper understanding of urban agriculture, community engagement, and the non-profit sphere. We are looking for candidates with a strong work ethic, sense of self-motivation, and commitment to Veggielution’s work and mission.

Farm Interns report directly to the Farm Manager and work closely with the other two farm crew staff to complete a wide variety of farm tasks including bed preparation, seeding and transplanting, weeding, pruning, harvesting, greenhouse propagation, chicken care, and irrigation systems maintenance. You will work in a collaborative, team environment as part of the farm crew, facilitating Community Farmers and working with staff to strengthen daily farm operations. You will select an area of focus within the farm operation (chickens, orchard, compost, greenhouse) and will be responsible for a project within that area.


  • Work quickly and efficiently on a variety of farm tasks including bed preparation, composting, seeding, transplanting, weeding, fertilizing, pruning, trellising, harvesting, etc.
  • Select an area of focus within the farm and work closely with farm crew staff and other interns to strengthen operations within that area
  • Welcome volunteers to the farm and communicate Veggielution’s history and mission
  • Facilitate small groups of Community Farmers during workdays

The Ideal Candidate for this position has:

  • Articulate oral and written communication skills
  • Comfort facilitating groups of people
  • Enthusiasm and passion for Veggielution’s mission
  • Some experience with gardening, farming, or landscaping
  • Reliability and a strong sense of self-motivation
  • Bilingual ability is a plus (Spanish, Vietnamese)   


  • Minimum 8 hours per week
  • Attend at least 2 workdays per week (Tuesday-Friday 8:30am-12:30pm, Saturday 9-2)
  • Additional afternoon hours to complete project-based work in your focus area can be arranged with the Farm Manager (optional)

This is an unpaid internship.

Apply here and send your resume to colleenh@veggielution.org


Jacqui Moore - Storytelling and Social Media Intern

Born and raised in Napa, California, I now attend San Jose State University as a fifth year seeking a B.S. in Public Relations with an academic emphasis on Global Studies. I love to travel and most recently, I completed a study abroad program in Guatemala where I learned about the cultural differences and struggles of those who live in a third world country. I plan to travel more in whatever ways possible through my future career and experience all different cultures. I have a huge passion for helping people and have found a wonderful place like Veggielution to share that passion of mine. On my off time, I enjoy riding my bike, hiking throughout the Bay Area and taking in as much as I can while I’m still young and full of energy!

Kathleen Wong - Storytelling and Social Media Intern

Zhining Qi - Storytelling and Social Media Intern

Hello! I am Zhining, an international student from Hangzhou, China. It's my fourth year studying Computer Science in San Jose State University. Being a part of Veggielution is a unique opportunity for my studying abroad experience, because the internship not only combines practicing programming skills and working in a cool environment, but also provides me the chance talking to people in community farm and hearing their stories. I love running, traveling, cooking and eating. I hope to be a user experience designer and software engineer after graduation.My responsibilities are web maintenance and Android app development.

My Pham - Storytelling and Social Media Intern

Hi, I am My, twenty something. In love with trees and the oceans. I resonate with Veggielution’ values of creating whole, organic food for the community. It is also exciting to see how that process happens everyday on the field. Throughout my internship, I want to deepen my knowledge in social media analytics, improve storytelling skills and engage with different communities in the area. In the next life, if I could turn into any animal, I would be a free bird.

Dai Fukomoto - Corporate Relations Intern

Phuong Tran - Accounting Intern

Nita Sridharan - Farm Intern

Hi reader, my name is Nita Sridharan. I'm a senior at Santa Clara University pursing a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy. This past summer I interned on a farm in Petaluma, CA. My experience here was transformative. Sometimes it's hard to pin down in words exactly how I changed or what this place did for me but I think the best indicator was when I noticed myself feeling like a kid again. Singing silly songs while harvesting and laughing for no reason at all were symptoms of me finally eating well, using my body, being outside and an active participant of nature. Since the end of the internship, I've joined the Veggielution team as the Farm intern for this upcoming year in hopes of continuing to do good for myself and my education in sustainable agriculture.

Annie Nguyen - Farm Intern

My name is Annie Nguyen and I was born in Vietnam and I moved to the United States in 2003 with my mother and my brother. I am currently a senior at San Jose State University and major in Nutrition Science and expecting to graduate next Fall. I have a small farm and a chicken coop at home where I have access to fresh products and eggs every week. I love to cook and try out new recipes. Becoming a farm intern at Veggielution, I hope to gain some knowledge about urban farming and learn where our food come from while having a chance to give back to the community.

Tien Lam - Farm Intern

Tien studied Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona only to realize she wanted to pursue a different career path. Living abroad on her own in the U.S for almost 6 years, she's had the opportunity to learn to cook for herself. As a result, she’s gradually become more interested the kinds of foods she eats and where it all comes from. She enjoys the availability of healthy organic foods in the U.S, compared to back home in Vietnam where family members are not well informed about how their food is cultivated. The lack of connection between the Vietnamese community and the food they eat has inspired her to learn about urban sustainable farming, and she hopes to take what she learns from her experiences at Veggielution to help improve conditions back home. After her summer internship working at the farm stand at Veggielution, she became eager to learn about the entire process of growing all of the beautiful produce available, and that's why she wanted to stay for another season. Besides that, she loves being on the farm and meeting different people which gives her the chance to see things from different perspectives in regards to our relationship with food and the food system. She strongly believes this experience will help guide her to find what she's been seeking for.