Our 2019 internship year was a good one! We now look forward with anticipation toward another strong internship season in 2020. If interested, please contact us!

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2020 Hungry World Farm Internship Program (more information here)

For the 2020 farm season, Hungry World Farm seeks four hard-working, team-oriented individuals (age 18+) desiring to learn about small-scale, diversified farming and holistic land management. We welcome self-motivated, creative, and willing learner-workers to partner with us to develop and sustain our educational farm. Each intern will tend to a unique set of responsibilities while also working with others on general farm projects. Interns can expect to devote 25-30 hours/week toward specialized intern roles and 10-15 hours/week toward more general farm projects. We desire that interns will learn about many aspects of diversified farming operations while dedicating themselves specifically to the development of a particular area of HWF’s work. Each intern’s experience will be shaped by his/her unique interests and skill sets while serving HWF’s broader mission and vision. Interns should leave with a strengthened understanding of holistic, diversified farming, sharpened skills pertaining to a particular part of the farm, and broadened experience in a wide variety of farm activities. Interns will also be invited to take part in “farm field trips” to visit and learn from other farms. Interns will have access to HWF’s growing library of books and resources related to food, farming, and agriculture. Interns can expect to work hard, have fun, and learn plenty. We seek to facilitate a collaborative, community-oriented environment with lots of learning, sharing, and fun as part of the work. We welcome you to take part with us in shaping that environment here at Hungry World Farm!

Internship duration: 2-6 months

Dates: Flexible. April – November.

Housing : On-farm housing provided

Compensation : $300/month stipend

If interested (or with questions), please contact us at 309-360-5728 or stephan@hungryworldfarm.com. We look forward to talking with you.

When ready to apply, please:

  1. Submit a brief cover letter and résumé
  2. Complete our application (found here)

Applications will be accepted and processed on a rolling basis. The application deadline for the 2020 season is April 17, 2020.

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Pastured Livestock Intern: Assist in daily care (feeding, watering, rotating, general care) of HWF livestock. Assist in management of rotational grazing program. Construction of chicken and rabbit “tractors” and other livestock shelters. Various infrastructure projects. Routine fence work, establishment of new pastures, and development of silvopasture projects. 

Market Garden Intern: Help with all activities (production, processing, sales/distribution, etc.) related to maintaining diverse, no-till market gardens.

Berry Intern: Assist in management of strawberry and blueberry plantings and help with marketing and U-Pick operation.

Perennial Plants Intern: Help to develop and maintain mixed perennial plantings. Assist in the development of flower and herb gardens.

Winter/Spring Intern (February-May, 2019): Assist in pruning of perennial plants, plant propagation, and seed-starting. Early season preparatory work.

Farm Learning Center/Education Intern: Assist in educational efforts and hosting of visitor groups. Develop interactive displays. Create, collect, and arrange materials for display.

Marketing and Promotional Intern: Assist with promotional efforts at Hungry World Farm. Help to develop and maintain website and social media outlets. Spread awareness of HWF events and learning opportunities at the farm.

Food Processing & Product Development Intern: Assist in the processing and preservation of farm produce. Assist with learning days to teach about processing and storing food. Help to develop  and market value-added products.

Grounds & Maintenance Intern: Assist with mowing and general maintenance of grounds, fields, and pastures.

Waste-to-Resources Intern: Locate and collect organic materials. Management of compost piles. Demonstrations and teaching about composting and diverse approaches to soil health. Make compost teas, develop fertility amendments, and apply amendments around property.

Independent Study/Research Project Intern (Dates flexible May-August): Design and conduct study or a research project through collaboration with HWF and professor/advisor within your discipline of study. Possible topics include: water quality, soil or pasture health, biodiversity, etc.

“Living in a hungry world” Intern: (15 hours/week) provide farm team with reading materials and reflection opportunities. Help facilitate group conversations and dialogue about our lived response in today’s world. (25 hours/week) general farm projects.

Francis & Clare Intern: Manage invasive plants and promote balance and healthy diversity across HWF property, particularly at the Daisy Hill native hillside prairie.

Other/Custom Position: Do you have other interests you would like to explore and areas of HWF you would like to help develop? Contact us to consider custom opportunities.

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We’re part of a hungry world. Come learn about it with us!