CitySprouts’ Summer Program is based in Cambridge and provides 100 youth (ages 11-14) with hands-on learning through growing, harvesting, preparing and eating healthy food in an urban garden. With an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), the summer program fosters a strong connection to their natural urban environment through working and learning in the garden.

CitySprouts is seeking, energetic, diverse, and outgoing college students* to provide essential support to the Summer Program. We expect to accept 8-10 students as CitySprouts Summer Fellows for nine weeks during the summer. CitySprouts Summer Fellows can expect a significant learning opportunity as well as opportunities for career exploration. Summer Fellows work in pairs, directly with a CitySprouts Garden Coordinator and will also:

  • Receive training in:
    • Urban agriculture
    • Teaching about food and the environment
    • Managing youth groups in an outdoor setting
    • Building relationships with and teaching middle school youth
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings
  • Collaborate with a garden maintenance team as stewards for multiple school gardens
  • Engage in daily lesson and activity planning in STEM-SL curriculum, gardening skills and cooking

Location: Cambridge, MA

Dates: June – August  (program dates may shift slightly)

Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm , Monday – Friday

Compensation: unpaid position

Application Deadline: Ongoing
To apply, please send one page application & resume to