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CEP is a program where students practice leadership, build community, and get involved in the real world through its core tenets: Community, Environment, and Planning. This is a window into some of those real-world opportunities.

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Washington Food Coalition, is looking for an Advocacy and Communications assistant to intern this summer (and beyond if you’re interested).  This is an opportunity to get experience going through the legislative process from the nonprofit side from start to finish, make connections in the hunger relief world, and brush up on your professional social media skills. You will also get the opportunity to help with special events such as the annual conference and the flexibility to adjust the position to meet your learning goals!

We’re currently accepting applications for the Farm Manager position for our Peri-Urban Farming project.  The position involves all aspects of managing a 4-acre organically certified mixed vegetable farm in Woodinville, WA.  The plot is currently planted into winter rye, and has minimal infrastructure.  You will be overseeing infrastructure development and day-to-day operations on the farm.

This is a new farm site, and we’re looking for a qualified candidate to help us develop it.  If you have organic crop production experience, can manage daily operations on a small farm, and are excited producing food for local restaurants, this is the position for you! 

The Seattle Urban Farm Company specializes in designing, installing and maintaining edible landscapes and urban farms for residents, schools, and businesses in the Puget Sound region.

We’re currently accepting applications for the Farm Manager position for our Peri-Urban Farming project.  The position involves all aspects of managing a 4-acre organically certified mixed vegetable farm in Woodinville, WA.  The plot is currently planted into winter rye, and has minimal infrastructure.  You will be overseeing infrastructure development and day-to-day operations on the farm.

This is a new farm site, and we’re looking for a qualified candidate to help us develop it.  If you have organic crop production experience, can manage daily operations on a small farm, and are excited producing food for local restaurants, this is the position for you!

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Community Kitchens Northwest (CKNW) is an integral part of this work by providing opportunities for our community to cook and eat together as a way to gain the tools needed to eat well every day. This position will work closely with the CKNW program manager to increase the food security of local communities by helping increase the capacity of our model kitchens sites, support the growth of our coalition, and manage volunteers.

Seattle Youth Garden Works is a farm based education and employment program for homeless and under privileged youth ages 16 to 21.

This position will work closely with the Seattle Youth Garden Works (SYGW) Program Manager and Program Coordinator to develop tools, systems and resources to make it possible to increase the number of youth served in the program. This will be accomplished by increasing the volunteer capacity of SYGW, creating pathways for employment for SYGW graduates, developing a plan for expansion to other sites and documenting current practices for the purpose of creating a program manual.

Gain experience in:

·               Youth Development – teens and middle schoolers

·               Environmental restoration, urban agriculture, and trail building

·               Social/Transformative Justice and Environmental Justice Curriculum

·               CPR/First Aid Certification and Ropes Course Certification

·               Leadership skills

Some of our sites include: Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands, green belts and watersheds around Seattle, P-patches – such as Garfield Community Center Community Garden, Marra Farm, and the UW Farm!

This summer, co-teach nutrition and gardening while growing kid-centered urban agriculture!


At Marra Farm and the Seattle Community Farm, assist Lettuce Link’s farm manager and education coordinator in preparing soil/beds, planting & harvesting vegetables, and designing/creating educational signage in the respective gardens. Offer assistance for planning and staffing “Family Work Parties” for families from the local elementary school. Assist in co-leading large field trips.