Student Internship Program
For 2015, we will be offering a limited number of “paying” internships to students in grades 9 through 12. This is a unique opportunity for students to gain hands-on farm and garden experience while also learning valuable life skills and earning a little money in the process.
Learning & Earning:
Parents “pay in” to their child’s internship at a fixed amount of $320 per bloc.
Students have the opportunity to earn back this entire amount with an $8 hourly wage if they complete all 40 hours of the 8-week internship.
Interns will be learning lessons as much in work ethic, finance, and teamwork, as in biology, ecology, and biodynamic agriculture.
Interns commit to working 40 hours over an 8-week period, alongside an instructor.
Interns commit to one or more of the following 8-week blocs:
spring bloc: April 20 to June 13
summer bloc: June 22 to August 15
fall bloc: August 24 to October 17
Interns will be working directly on the farm, and farm work is hard work! Hours can be completed any time within the bloc, flexible around student’s schedule
Each bloc will have a particular focus, based on the season.
Examples may include: seed planting, transplanting, soil fertility, crop rotation and planning, bed preparation, plant identification, biodynamic sprays, compost preparation, plant identification, beekeeping, worm composting, harvesting, seed processing, and biodynamic basics.
A limited number of internship positions are available each bloc; students must attend a farm orientation before being accepted.
For more information or to apply, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org