2018 Hungry World Farm Internship Program
Overview: Hungry World Farm “inspires and educates people about healthy fields, food and bodies while caring for the earth,” inviting interns to come to the farm to learn with us by working with us! Interns will play a critical role in helping us at HWF to carry out our production and educational goals. Interns can expect to gain considerable experience and a working understanding of the wide range of activities involved with the operations of a diversified, ecosystem-supporting production farm.
Who might be interested? The internship program is specifically designed for young people (ages 18+) who have a strong interest in learning about small-scale, diversified farming. All individuals post-high school will be considered, but the program aims specifically to teach young adults.
What will the internship entail? Interns will be actively involved with a wide range of the activities happening at HWF. The particular interests and skills of the individual will be valued and will shape the internship experience to some degree. Interns will be expected to be involved with a wide variety of tasks on the farm, though a given intern’s responsibilities may be shaped strategically to support the well-being and functionality of the HWF team as a whole. Interns can expect to gain some experience in most of the following: general farm maintenance, soil preparation, production planning, plant propagation and nursery work, field work, harvesting and processing, marketing and distribution, sales and delivery, record-keeping and farm business practices, promotion of healthy soils, integrated crop systems and pest management, livestock care, and teaching opportunities.
Internship logistics. Internship dates are flexible according to the participant’s availability, but an intern will be expected to commit to at least two months on the farm, with the potential of staying up to one year. Interns will be provided on-farm housing alongside other farm team members. A modest stipend will be offered to help cover living expenses. Some farm-grown food will be provided according to seasonal availability.
If interested in learning more about the HWF internship program, please contact me, Stephan Rauh (firstname.lastname@example.org), and I would be glad to provide additional information and help discern with you whether HWF might be a part of your journey.
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