2014 Farm Internships
Successful applicants will be immersed in the diversity of our 15 acre farm where we raise vegetables, flowers, have laying hens and milk goats. We currently use organic growing methods and are in the process of applying for certification. One position will start in mid-March and end at the end of November and the other will start in early May and run through October. Interns will work with us on a variety of tasks including but not limited to the following: greenhouse production, transplanting, direct seeding, cultivating, harvesting, packing, animal husbandry, irrigation and farmers markets. Meals are not provided but each intern will receive a 1/2 share in our CSA program and a monthly stipend.
We recognize the important role our interns serve and strive to reciprocate their efforts by offering a strong learning experience. Our farm is growing and this is an exciting time to become involved. Interns will be given a large amount of responsibility and develop the skills required to manage a farm. Interns will work directly with Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey (NOFA-NJ) board member and current president, Al Esposito, who has over 25 years of agricultural and organic farming experience.
All applicants are expected to have the ability and willingness to work long, hard hours outside. We seek individuals that are enthusiastic, have a great work ethic, a desire to learn sustainable/organic methods and a commitment to spend the full season with us. Farming is both physically and mentally demanding and interns should be fully committed to meeting these challenges. Interns are expected to work six days per week. Previous agriculture experience preferred but not required.
Please send a letter of interest, resume, and 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter please include a description of prior experience, explanation of your interest in organic/sustainable agriculture, and note any specific areas of interest and talents you possess.