At Rustling Roots our overall mission with the internship program is to support research and development in the areas that we perceive as relevant to a future scant in material and energy inputs, but rich in connections and life satisfaction.

Our vision is based in principles of permaculture, where diversity, complexity, symbiosis and efficiency are both instrumental and apriori values to a better future.

We offer several internships for university students in specific academic areas. some of our internship projects are within our expertise and therefore come with a fair bit of mentorship and guidance, while others are far outside our expertise and consequently require more initiative and direction from the interns.

To Apply

Email us your interest and we will send you an entry questionnaire:

If you are from UVA you should contact us through the IPP (Internship Placement Program).

Current Internships

Fall 2023 Computer Science – Developing software and application for Crowd Wisdom – read more

Open Internships

Appropriate Technology
We seek to develop simple, affordable, and efficient technology to support disconnection from the central grid while enabling a wide range of applications. …read more

Social Science
We ask one simple question: what does it take for people to accept a change towards a more sustainable future? …read more

Art / Museum Models
We offer several internships both in creating mechanical representations in our sustainable living museum, and producing conceptual depictions of people’s relationships to nature. …read more


Social Sciences – Summer 2023
Qualitative Examination of Attitudes towards Sustainable Living – Vicky and JanLu (Links to their papers)

Appropriate Technology – Spring 2020
Solar Electrification and Sensor Networking Charlotte