Product Development Intern

Oakland, California, United States · Product Development


Back to the Roots is currently searching for a Product Development Intern to join us in Oakland California. We are looking for someone excited to join our passionate & energetic team to fulfill our mission of spreading the magic of gardening to every home in America.


It started with a random fact heard in a college class: mushrooms could be grown on spent coffee grounds. Alejandro Velez and Nikhil Arora's mutual curiosity about urban farming brought them together and after successfully growing their own crop of mushrooms, they gave up their corporate job offers to become full-time urban mushroom farmers in Oakland, CA.

Back to the Roots has evolved from a college kitchen experiment into a passion for urban gardening and a mission to reconnect families back to food. We want to inspire you to ask and learn where your food comes from and experience the magic of growing it. We've created a line of fun, simple, and educational organic indoor gardening kits to help you do just that. Our products are sold in thousands of stores nationwide and online at retailers like Target, Amazon, Costco, The Home Depot, and Lowes.

Each Back to the Roots team member contributes directly to the success of our mission. We pride ourselves on being a small-but-mighty team who work hard and have fun doing it.

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The Product Development Intern will work directly with and report to the Product Development Manager. Our team is small, so each individual – including interns – will contribute meaningfully to our work. The PD team holds responsibility over the entire innovation lifecycle, so as a team member some of your responsibilities will include to:



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