Tag: Food security and farming internship

Interested in food security, organic farming, urban farming or permaculture? Roots Interns works with nonprofit organizations and social enterprises with ethical and sustainable practices. Check out the Environmental Management NGO Internships in Africa and you will discover several opportunities in the field of organic farming and food security.

Or check out one of these blog posts to read how other interns experienced their nonprofit internship.

Food Security and Urban Farming internship

Food Innovation and my Internship in Cape Town

Caya studies Food Innovation in the Netherlands and doing an internship is part of her study program. She joined Urban Harvest in Cape Town for 15 weeks and had a great time. In this blog she tells you more about her experiences during this Food Security and Urban Farming internship and what it was like to live in Cape Town.

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A Food Security Internship for more nutritious School Meals

We checked in with Caroline, a Food Security and Urban Farming Intern with Urban Harvest in Cape Town. During the day we’ve spent with her, we had a glimpse into her meaningful work but also saw the challenges she is facing while trying to make an impact.

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Urban Farming Summer Internship in Cape Town

Reflection on a Food Security and Urban Farming Summer Internship in Cape Town

Do you use your summer to relax and go on holiday or do you prefer to make a difference? For Brij doing his summer internship in Cape Town was a great way to integrate with the community, get gardening experience and be involved in education. Now, with his Food Security and Urban Farming Internship coming to an end, he looks back on his experience in South Africa.

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A day with Paula, Food Security and Urban Farming Intern

Urban Harvest installs, maintains and supports organic food gardens. They teach and educate people to grow own, fresh and healthy food. As Root’s current Marketing and Communications intern, I followed Paula, their food security and urban farming intern for one day. I learned a lot about how the organization works, how Paula gets involved in the team and how this internship influences not only her studies but also her personal perception and growth.

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Photo Report of an Urban Farming Internship in Cape Town

South African Ntombenhle had been working with organic smallholder farmers in food security and climate change adaptation for her Masters’ research to ensure sustainable food production. But now she was looking for an internship to get more hands-on experience. The Food Security and Urban Farming Internship in Cape Town was the perfect opportunity for her. We asked her to give us an impression of her daily work.

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Urban Farmer for a Day

I am Anna, Communications and Marketing intern at Roots, joining John and Joli for a day at Urban Harvest. This organization installs, maintains and supports organic food gardens in the city. They teach and educate people to grow own, fresh and healthy food at home. I am interviewing the Organic Farming interns and gather interesting insights about their weekly schedule, daily tasks, and experiences. Read their exciting story here.

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A Day with Vera, Food Security and Urban Farming Intern

Vera is reflecting on her time with Urban Harvest in Cape Town. She joined them for an Food Security and Urban Farming Internship. She worked at several community gardens – gardens built for schools, hospitals, etc – to teach students about gardening, vegetables, and health.

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