Internship Program


ILVANIA MENDOZA, New York Institute of Technology, Graphic Design
LISA HORWITZ, Office Intern
KARL NICOLEAU, Greenhouse Intern
GABRIELA KROL, Greenhouse Intern
JASMINE HOLDER, Greenhouse Intern
AUGUST BRENNAN, Greenhouse Intern

ILVANIA MENDOZIA, New York Institute of Technology, Graphic Design
LISETTE TIBURCIO, SUNY Morrisville, Greenhouse maintenance
ANGELA CHANG, Greenhouse maintenance
EUGENE STUMPF, VP at Equator, LLC, Greenhouse maintenance
SAVANNA PUCKETT, Kold College, Denmark, Greenhouse maintenance
ELINA LUMBROSO, Science-Po, Lyon, Greenhouse maintenance
CAMILLE DAVIS, McGill, Greenhouse maintenance
LIS DEL CARMEN, Graduated, Greenhouse maintenance
ROSS YOUMANS Graduated, Greenhouse maintenance
ROGER LIAO, New York Institute of Technology, PR
VICTORIA LASISI,New York Institute of Technology, Graphic Design

JESSICA JARDINEL New York Institute of Technology, Graphic Design
CHRIS BEATTY The New School/Parsons, Graphic Design & Greenhouse maintenance
ROSIE EATWELL-WHITE University of London, Greenhouse maintenance
BEN LEER Graduated, Greenhouse maintenance
TALIA CALNEK-SUGIN Williams College, Greenhouse maintenance
MATT FULTON UC Berkeley, Greenhouse maintenance
JACOB KIM Graduated, Teaching Assistant
BARRIE COHEN Graduated, Greenhouse maintenance
UMME HONEY Bronx Lab High School, Teaching Assistant
DANA BOURNE Columbia University, Teaching Assistant
DANA FOLIGNO Graduated,Teaching Assistant
DEVIN MALBREAUX Bronx Lab High School, Teaching Assistant


We are incredibly fortunate to have passionate and engaging interns working with us on all aspects of our programming. Some assist with maintaining our science laboratories and supporting our partner schools’ teachers, while others work behind the scenes, helping with graphic design for our curriculum and event materials.

We could not do what we do within our budget without the tireless efforts of our interns.

NY Sun Works 2015 Summer Internships

We offer internships year-round, open to current college students and recent graduates. NY Sun Works is currently looking for Summer interns available to work June through August (exact dates TBD). Our Summer session internships require a minimum of 10 hours per week spread out over no less than two sessions per week. Internships are unpaid at this time, however, many students can earn academic credit for their time at Sun Works. The right candidates must show an interest in education, urban agriculture, and urban sustainability and must be NYC based.

Hydroponic Greenhouse Farming (Summer Session) Selected applicants will be trained by our Greenhouse Manager in farming production and maintenance at a handful of sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Interns will be involved in every step of the growing process including harvesting and distribution, as well as maintenance and upkeep of the growing systems and spaces. The internship does not require previous hydroponic growing experience. Interns must be able to keep the same weekly schedule, and must be comfortable working independently.

Some topics covered and daily tasks include:
 basic hydroponic systems operation (pH + EC monitoring, plant pest management)
 basic hydroponic farming technique (seeding, transplanting, harvesting)
 basic aquaponics operation (water quality tracking, system cleaning)
 growing space upkeep (sweeping, cleaning and sterilizing equipment, picking up spills and water leak puddles)

Sun Works 2015 Summer Greenhouse Internship
Internship Application Instructions

Address as many prompts as you would like from the list below. The framework of your response can be any medium that you feel best portrays who you are. Submissions may be formatted as essays or letters, or as links to a video, blog entry, or photo essay (please do not email video attachments). Submissions are not restrained to only these formats. Be as creative as you wish!

(1) What about Sun Works and our mission speaks to you? How do you see yourself contributing to NYSW and what do you hope to take away from an internship experience?
(2) If you had the ability to develop your own agricultural space, what kind would you create and why? Have you ever designed or built your own growing structure?
(3) What is sustainability education and why is it important? What do you feel was missing from your own early education?
(4) If you had unlimited resources and two completely open, free days, how and where would you spend them?
(5) What is your favorite plant?

Please send your response along with your resume to Ashley King at You are welcome to also include a link to your personal blog, website, and/or Tumblr.

Due Date: May 1st, 2015

Accepted applicants will be notified no later than May 20th, 2015. Summer internships will begin on a rolling basis and last until the end of August. Exact dates TBD.