Internship program in Urban Agriculture & Social Sustainability

Publicerad: 06 december 2022

Botildenborg’s internship in Urban Agriculture & Social Sustainability is an experiential learning program designed for students, aspiring farmers, community gardeners and anyone with an interest in gaining work experience in local food production, entrepreneurship and social sustainability.

Ansökan senast: 2023-02-15

What you will gain from this program

We offer an inspiring, real-life experience in creating a long lasting societal change using urban farming and social gardening practices. During your time with us you will:

  • Learn about the entrepreneurial & theoretical aspects of small scale farming and apply your knowledge directly on running a commercial market garden 

  • Participate in our school garden program with children 

  • Work with our social gardening project that focuses on building bridges between cultures and communities 

  • Run our farm shop during the weekends

  • Take part in Stadsbruk's farming incubator to develop your entrepreneurial skills.

  • Get involved in our social kitchen to experience cooking with the fresh produce and working along with a diverse group of participants from our work-training project.

  • You will be provided work clothes and daily lunch from our kitchen.

The farming activities can range from spring preparations, seedling production, planting, greenhouse management, to weekly harvests and selling a wide range of produce to Botildenborg’s customers throughout summer and fall through via our farmshop. Botildenborg’s farm shop is collectively run by students on Sundays during the harvest season (May-Oct). 

The application process for the 2023 season is now open: Botildenborg internship program

Criteria for selection

The selection committee looks highly upon applicants who can articulate the ways in which the program fits their long-term learning and professional objectives, as well as applicants who have demonstrated experience in or a commitment to organic agriculture and local food systems.

Physical requirement

Please note that our responsibilities in the field are physically demanding and take place in rain or shine.Students are encouraged to apply for the program only if they are comfortable with the physical requirements of farming.

Program duration

This program is offered 4 times a year that runs from March to the end of November. 

Each period lasts 3 months with the possibility of extension for students who wish to stay longer.


We provide 6 spots for the best candidates for each the following periods.

  • March – May
  • May – July
  • July – September
  • September – November
  • Students are required to attend the farm Monday to Friday 8am to 4:30pm, and a few hours during the weekends in summer.

Botildenborg is located in the Rosengård neighborhood in Malmö, Sweden.

If you are interested, there will be a lunch information meeting 9 December in Aula, Alnarpsgården 12.15.


Botildenborg’s 7000m2 Urban Farm consists  of a school garden for children, a social garden for Malmö inhabitants and a market garden that produces 6 tons of vegetables annually.

The farm is designed on permaculture principles and all food production follows bio-intensive and ecological practices. The produce is offered to a couple of Malmö’s best restaurants and as well as Botildenborg’s own kitchen.

Botildenborg uses food and farming as tools for social change and uses multidisciplinary activities to reach social, economic and environmental sustainability.

Our goal is to inspire and train a new generation of farmers and sustainable food advocates who share a vision of adopting lifestyles grounded in local food systems, and will transform their communities through initiatives that work towards a better future.