sustainable farm intern
We are NOW (May-June) accepting Spring and Summer 2019 applications. 2 positions available for immediate start.
Seasonal Internships of 3-6 months are offered for people who want a deep experience of farm life but who may not know if farming will be their career; who want to enhance their understanding and appreciation of food and nature and who love hard, very physical work, outdoors, doing something worthwhile for the planet. Seasonal Internship at Moon In The Pond also helps build an aspiring farmer’s skill and experience in a variety of areas. Like “New Farmer Full-Year” apprentices, Seasonal Interns participate in most of the same tasks and operations of the farm (please read “New Farmer Full-Year Apprentice” listing), but for a much shorter term: a growing season. As with all farm positions it is a full-immersion-whatever-it-takes, farm life.
Our Seasonal Interns are a vital force on the farm. We look for passionate, intelligent people who can learn quickly and work hard.
Expect to muck, mulch, milk, mow, herd, hay, harvest, hoe, water, weed, weed, seed, feed, fence, fix, forage, clean, weed, plant, transplant, tidy, weed, clean, scrub, pick, stake, rake, wash, weed, build, record, sweep, swear, study, organize, observe, report, clean, cry, compost, cook, swear, laugh, laugh and laugh. There are always special projects underway and all projects are special. Work is life and includes at least 55+ hours/week, with hours and days varying necessarily. We work hard at a steady pace, outdoors, in the sun/rain, cold/heat, beautiful Berkshire weather.
4 positions start on a rolling basis according to applicants’ availability. Applications are accepted year-round within 2 months of proposed start. For Internship, a 3-6 month commitment is required. Skills/experience desired: Outdoor work experience. Ability and willingness to perform demanding physical labor. Driver’s license and clean record required. Ability and willingness to work alone and/or others. Facility with hand tools, basic carpentry, and gardening skills a plus.
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