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D-Town Farm 2016 Urban Agriculture Internship                                                                            


The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN) is a non-profit 501c3 grassroots community organization that works to build self-reliance, food security and justice in Detroit's Black community by influencing public policy, engaging in urban agriculture, promoting healthy eating, encouraging cooperative buying and educating youth and adults about the food system and how it impacts our lives.  For more information visit our website, www.detroitblackfoodsecurity.org.


We are seeking five interns, who are interested in developing the skills and knowledge necessary for job and entrepreneurship opportunities in urban agriculture and related fields.  The internship will also focus on the basic principles of food justice, food security and food sovereignty as applied to Black communities. The internship employment positions are for 30 hours each week for 12 weeks beginning March 28, 2016 and ending June 17, 2016. Interns will be paid $11.00 per hour.


Applicants must:

  • Be interested in seriously pursuing employment or entrepreneurship opportunities in urban agriculture;
  • be at least 18 old;
  • be in good physical condition;;
  • have a demonstrated interest in urban agriculture;
  • have a demonstrated interest in uplifting Black communities;
  • be able to work as part of a team.


Interns will:

  • learn urban agriculture practices by performing various tasks at D-Town Farm including planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, and composting;
  • engage in classroom activities to develop knowledge in agriculture, social justice, African history and culture and job readiness.

To apply for DBCFSN's 2016 Urban Agriculture Internship complete and submit an application, cover letter explaining your qualifications and interest in the program and resume to:

Malik Yakini, Executive Director

Detroit Black Community Food Security Network

3800 Puritan

Detroit, MI 48238

Or e-mail to myakini@dbcfsn.org.

Application materials must be received by 6:00 p.m., Wednesday March 23, 2016.   Call 313.345.3663 for more info.