Internships + Fellowships

Be a Part of the Park

The Internship Program at Shelby Farms Park Conservancy seeks to provide a meaningful and relevant experience which equips students with the tools necessary to develop a distinct professional acumen and lay the foundation for lifelong success in the nonprofit sector and beyond.

Under the guidance of an Internship Supervisor, students are able to apply traditional academic classroom learning to actual work experience, gain an appreciation of the roles, duties, and responsibilities of the work that the student has chosen as a career, develop marketable skills and grow professionally.

Internships can be tailored to fit student’s needs and interests, ranging from event management, programming, education and outreach, communications, or a combination of these. Time commitments can range from as few as 15 hours per week up to 40 hours per week depending on the desires of the student and the requirements prescribed by his/her University.

Internship Opportunities

Position descriptions can be found using the links below. To apply for or inquire about an internship position, please fill out this form

Environmental Education (open Fall 2019)
Events (open Fall 2019)
Greenline Gardens
Programs (open Fall 2019)
Sales + Hospitality
Wildlife + Fisheries Management

Fellowship Opportunities

Farm-to-Fork Fellowship
The Farm-to-Fork Fellowship (F2FF) is a program that pays youth to grow the food that goes into their school lunches, bringing kids closer to their food and equipping them with life skills that they can take back to their communities.

Youth in grades 9-12 work four hours per week during the months of August-May and 20 hours per week during the months of June and July.

In an innovative partnership with Shelby County Schools and Memphis Tilth, youth from all over the city plant, cultivate and harvest the fresh produce that is then put back into the school system to be included in school lunches. Additionally, youth learn the importance of the honey bee and about beekeeping with our 20 colony hive community.

Farm-to-Fork Fellows are selected through a highly competitive application process, and new fellows are taken on as funding becomes available. To apply for the Farm-to-Fork Fellowship please fill out this form.

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