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Paid internship at Dagenham Farm

We are looking for an interested young person to help out on Growing Communities’ Dagenham Farm, as well as spend time with our organic veg bag scheme, our weekly farmers' market and the network of Better Food Traders, who sell ethical food around the country. We would love to meet you.

The paid internship will be for four days a week for 15 weeks, starting in late October. You'll be working two days a week at our Dagenham Farm and another two days online or at our other locations in Barking and Hackney.

To apply you must be aged 18 to 24. These placements are open to everyone, regardless of experience or background. We acknowledge that the environmental sector is less open to young people from under-represented backgrounds and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. We especially want to hear from you if you feel that opportunities like this are less available to you, or if you feel overlooked by mainstream institutions. No previous experience in the environmental sector is necessary. 

If you know anyone who might be interested in the internship, please pass on the details to them.

Application deadline: Wednesday 14 October

Click here for more details about the job and how to apply.

The paid EcoTalent internship is supported by Feedback and Our Bright Future, a programme funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.



Other ways to get involved with GC

Because of the Covid-19 outbreak, we cannot currently accept new volunteers on our market gardens in Hackney and our farm in Dagenham.

We usually advertise our urban growing traineeships in January/February and they run from March to September. We don't yet know whether we will be running these as usual in 2021.

Many of the veg schemes in the Better Food Traders welcome volunteers. Check the BFT website for details.



Growing Communities, The Old Fire Station, 61 Leswin Road, London N16 7NX

Better Food Shed, 47 Thames Road, Barking, London, IG11 0HQ