Learn More About our Life-Changing Internship Program

The Flourish Bakery Internship Program is a comprehensive, 15-month paid internship designed to foster hope, healing, and accountability while simultaneously teaching the art and skills of professional baking to those recovering from substance use disorders with a history of incarceration.

Since its inception in 2017, Flourish has been the only “Second Chance” program in Utah.


To qualify for this life-changing opportunity, candidates must be in active recovery, attending therapy and addiction-recovery meetings, and doing the hard work needed to remain sober.


Flourish interns are paid $14/hour and complete approximately 32 to 40 hours per week working and learning in the bakery.

They also receive the following benefits:

  • A living wage of $14/hour while working at the bakery
  • A three-to-one ratio of students to culinary instructors
  • A daily group reflection and a communal meal
  • Access to mental health counseling
  • A membership to Warrior Strength, a gym founded on recovery principles
  • A set of work clothing
  • A weekly writing group
  • A focus on financial wellness through counseling services with AAA Fair Credit Foundation
  • Access to commercial and professional baking equipment

To learn more about the program, please email

Please complete our online application to be considered for an internship.

“I lost my little sister at a young age, and that’s when I fell into the rabbit hole of addiction. I started getting arrested and going to jail. I became a single father with two kids. When I got out of federal prison, I was six years sober. I wanted to stay sober, but I didn’t know how.

Today I know how to live in recovery because I found Flourish. I became stable. I learned to love myself. I know what it’s like to have my kids back in my life. I know what it’s like to have my own place and be a grandfather.

I am proud of who I am and what I’ve done. Thank you to all my Flourish family. I know what it’s like to have healthy relationships today. “

Dennis recently completed his Flourish internship and now has a full-time job as an artisan baker at Harmons Grocery. He is a Flourish Ambassador who mentors new interns and shares his experience with the greater community.