Permaculture Summer Internship

Permaculture Intern

Songaia Community Garden and 21 Acres - Bothell, Washington


Songaia, a co-housing community in Bothell Washington and 21 Acres, a center for sustainable living in Woodinville, are offering a summer internship for students interested in environmental science, sustainability and other related study programs.

Students will work in Songaia's permaculture gardens and food-forests, participate in community events, and help implement permaculture related projects. They will also have the opportunity to benefit from 21 Acres’ host of sustainability educators and to collaborate on permaculture demonstration projects that intrigue and educate the public.

Available Intern Positions:

  • There are a total of 10 spaces available in the summer internship (4 residential and 6 local. Local interns would provide their own lodging.)
  • Interns must commit to a minimum of 2 months (or 200 hours) during the program with preference given to those who can stay longer.
  • The program begins on the 15th of April and concludes on the 15th of October.

Day-to-Day Schedule:

  • Three days a week in the Songaia garden, working in the food forest, or other landscaping projects such as huglekultur development and new plantings. Work is supervised by Songaia’s Garden Manager and interns join the community’s group of garden volunteers. There will be opportunities for interns to design and implement permaculture projects that enhance the community’s overall goals.
  • Two days a week at 21 Acres under the supervision of the grounds maintenance staff. Projects will include food forest maintenance, building a demonstration backyard permaculture site, and individual projects. Interns will be given leadership tasks leading volunteer work parties.
  • Permaculture curriculum will be taught one day a week and includes permaculture seminars, educational workshops such as pruning fruit trees, and a rich variety of field trips to other permaculture farms/installations in the area, allowing interns to benefit from exposure to a wide variety of permaculture applications.
  • Interns still in the program during the annual Northwest Permaculture Convergence will be given an opportunity to volunteer to help with and attend the convergence.

For more information and an application form contact:

Rolling - Preferable by April 1, 2017