Summer 2023 Internship

Applications for this internship are now closed. Thank you for your interest!

July 11-August 18, every Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday (six weeks)

Tuesdays: 1:30-5:30PM
Wednesdays-Thursdays: 9AM-12:30PM

Optional extra/makeup hours:
Friday Community Volunteer Work Parties, 9AM-12PM
Refuge Outdoor Festival, overnight August 19-21 (3 paid hours)

In this paid internship program, Y-WE Grow interns will grow fresh culturally-relevant produce sustainably at Marra Farm to share with community, while participating in local Food Justice movements and learning from Black, Indigenous, and other leaders of color across the region.

Interns will gain:

  • “Green job” skills including farming, harvesting, food distribution, ecosystem restoration, fruit tree care, soil science research, and agroforestry
  • Professional skills, such as facilitation, community and volunteer engagement, coordination, partnership cultivation, and content creation.

Along the way, we will deepen our connection and responsibility to our environment while cultivating belonging, joy, healing, and embodiment in community.  

For long-term Y-WE Grow participants and alums, there’s also an opportunity to join as a Program Assistant with additional responsibilities. You can learn more and share interest in the application below.

We expect interns to commit to the majority of the program and participate with engagement, mutual and self-respect, curiosity, communication, timeliness, responsibility, and willingness to learn and grow in alignment with our group-determined community agreements.

Where: Marra Farm (Marra-Desimone Park, 9026 4th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108)

Who: We have limited spots and are centering young people ages 14+ who identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+ and have participated in Y-WE Grow previously. All are welcome to apply, including alums.

Stipends: Participants will receive a stipend of up to $1215 (not including additional optional participation), pro-rated based on their participation.

Facilitated by Neli Jasuja

Questions? Contact Y-WE’s Environmental Justice Programs Manager Neli Jasuja (she/they) at

Check out this zine created by Spring 2022 participants:

Other outdoor programs throughout the year:

  • Nature Connections (more info coming soon!
  • June Container Garden Giveaway Celebration
  • Y-WE Grow Fall & Spring Cohorts
  • Volunteer Days every Friday March through October from 10AM-12PM (Sign up here!)

I loved getting to plant and harvest vegetables learning about plants, and getting to take home food from the garden and starts!

-Spring 2021 Y-WE Grow participant

Want to learn more about food sovereignty?

Check out this zine by a Y-WE Grow alum, Lucia!

Y-WE Grow Partners:
Ayeko Farm
Black Farmers Collective
Black Star Farmers
Cultivate South Park
Dirt Corp
Fortune Orchard
Kamayan Farm
La Matriarca Woodworkings
Marra Farm Coalition
Na’ah Illahee Fund
Nurturing Roots
Percussion Farms
Phresh Eats
Rainier Valley Food Bank
Resistencia Coffee Shop
Salsa de la Vida / Villa Communitaria
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
Solid Ground
Tilth Alliance
True Radical
Urban Fresh Food Collective
Yes Farm
Wa Na Wari

Join Y-WE and invest in a better future for young women*
*those who identify as women, girls, trans, non-binary, or gender expansive