Farm Internships in Milwaukee and Chicago


For Milwaukee: 

We are accepting 3-month option applications at this time. 

Growing Power is a non-profit 501(c)3 farm and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities.

Internship Description

The Growing Power internship requires a three-month commitment with the expectation that interns work 6 days per week, averaging 60 hours of work in a dynamic work environment. Farming is hardwork, therefore all interns must have a positive attitude, an ability to receive constructive criticism and a strong work ethic. Potential intern candidates would need to demonstrate the ability to:

Perform tedious, hands-on physical labor;

Be flexible, able and willing to adapt to various work assignments throughout their internship experience;

Be able to communicate effectively with diverse audiences, staff and management.

  • Care for livestock: goats and chickens
  • Prep soil beds and/or pots for seeding around facility
  • Maintain, develop and/or improve infrastructure on farm
  • Assist the aquaponic, soil production, mushroom and offsite facility teams with projects
  • Help distribute and pick up compost containers from our Westlawn Partnership and deliver Farm-to-City Market Baskets to participants
  • Teach and work with community youth and/or adults on farm related projects
  • Actively participate in events such as workshops, farm conferences and various community events
  • Assist staff  at farmers markets
    • Build customer relations and help with set-up, sales, and break-down at the farmers' market stands
Additional Learning Opportunities

When available (January - June), interns have the opportunity to take workshop breakout sessions during the course of their internship 

  • Ability to lift 75 lbs + 
  • Use wheelbarrows, small hand tools 
  • Desire to learn and improve
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all conditions
Stipend and Benefits
  • $100 per week, paid bi-weekly
  • Room and board, security deposit required
  • Laundry access
  • Farm-to-City Market Basket each week

To Apply 

Please e-mail attached cover letter, resume, and a brief description that should outline what you would like to accomplish personally as an intern in food system development and how you would use this experience to contribute to building community food systems to

All potential interns are required to complete two work-days in Milwaukee as a part of the application process. Dates will be arranged after submission of the application.

For Chicago:

Internship applications for the Chicago Farm are closed.

If you have any questions, please email us at or call our office at 773-376-8882.



Growing Power is an equal opportunity employer.  All candidates, regardless of race, gender, age, or sexual orientation are encouraged to apply.

Milwaukee Headquarters:  5500 W. Silver Spring Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53218

Store &Market Basket Hotline: 414.527.1930 Office Tel. 414.527.1546 l Fax 414.527.1908

Chicago Projects Office:  1741 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647

Tel. 773.486.6005