Novice or Senior Internships (filled for 2013):
Must have a keen interest in experiencing a full season immersed in the hard work of organic farming. We may consider short-season or part-time applicants, but full-time, full-season applicants are preferred. A full-time novice intern (no experience required) will receive a stipend of $300/mth. Senior intern (with minimum 1 season's experience on a vegetable farm) $6-800/mth. May 1 - Nov 1.
Housing will be provided on farm. Interns with their own transportation could make alternate arrangements for housing in Waterloo. The farm is a 15-20 minute drive from the city. (Also accessible by bike for the very keen.)
We are committed to developing an educational focus and level of responsibility that matches with experience level & interests. As members of CRAFT Ontario (SW Region), our interns have the opportunity to participate in monthy educational field trips with other farm interns. We also facilitate 1 additional monthly educational workshop day.
Interns are involved in learning and taking responsibility for tasks in the following areas:
- Greenhouse management & seedling production
- Seeding and transplanting
- Tractor use for field and bed preparation
- Weed management & pest control
- Volunteer supervision, teaching & management
- Postharvest handling
- CSA and farmers’ market marketing & distribution
- Crop and harvest planning
Senior interns are encouraged to propose an individual project to take on for the season and will be given some additional responsibilities that line up with your learning goals.
To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
*Priority will be given to applicants with their full driver’s license*