Food & Leadership Fellowship with Urban Roots ATX

Develop your leadership and professional skills through a 12-week paid fellowship on the Urban Roots farm growing thousands of fresh food for the community. Fellows learn about food justice in local and global food systems, lead volunteers on the farm, and serve the community by completing a project improving food access in Austin.


Fellows work 8 hours per week and may choose to work additional paid hours, learning more about sustainable agriculture or youth mentorship. After the Fellowship, Fellows can apply for Crew Leader positions with Urban Roots in the spring and summer of 2018, working as mentors to high school interns in the Farm Internship Program.



-Must be 18 to 23 years old

-Must be able to commit to entire Fellowship, September 8th - December 8th

-No experience required

-A diverse group of fellows is strongly desired, especially young adults of color

-Interest in community service, sustainable agriculture, and personal leadership development

-Fellows work Tuesdays OR Thursdays from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm AND Fridays from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (8 hours per week)

-Limited transportation is available to the farm for workdays



-Fellows earn a bi-weekly stipend equivalent to $10 per hour, plus a $100 completion bonus

-Fellows also take home fresh vegetables when available


Application Instructions:

-Fill out the application online:

-One reference is required (see instructions on application)

-The priority deadline for submitting applications is May 12th and the final deadline is August 4th.

-Group interviews will be held Friday, May 19th (for priority deadline) and Friday, August 11th (for final deadline). Due to the nature of group interviews, no makeup interviews will be held.

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