Organic Farm internship in AR

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St. Joseph Farm
6800 Camp Robinson
North Little Rock, AR
Application Deadline: August 10, 2014
Position: 5 Full-time, Unpaid
Timeframe: 08/11/14 — 11/11/14 (Flexible)

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St. Joseph Farm is looking for at least 4 enthusiastic interns for the fall growing season. Each intern will be working approximately 40+ hours a week on the CSA farm, at the farm stand, and helping run the month-long Fall Festival in October.

St. Joseph Farm is a 63-acre farm located right in North Little Rock. The goals of the farm and related nonprofit (Farm & Food Innovation Center) are to provide access to fresh produce to underserved and limited resource communities as well as teach the public about sustainable agriculture. On the farm, we practice Carbon Negative Farming, which reduces the amount of carbon emissions put out from agriculture. Interns will learn about this method through daily work and in a classroom setting once a week. Interns might be asked to teach about this method to tour groups.

The main intern farm duties will include sowing, transplanting, harvesting, packaging, and marketing vegetables. Other farm jobs like fence building and brush clearing will also be required. Interns will work directly with the Farm Manager each day and with volunteers. In October, school groups and the public will be visiting the farm five days a week and interns will be helping to teach and run the Fall Festival.

Interns are expected to have some knowledge of organic/sustainable farming, but extensive knowledge is not required. Experience on an organic farm is a plus. Space is limited for these positions, but all are encouraged to apply.

Compensation for approximately three months of work will include a private room onsite (as well as a shared kitchen, bathroom, and lounge area) and three meals per day. Each intern will be paid $100 a month plus more for working the farm stand. Additionally, each week will have dedicated class time to allow interns to ask questions and learn more about our farming techniques.

The internships will run from early/mid-August to mid-November. Dates can be flexible.

If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to the Farm Manager, Katie Kilpatrick at KilpatrickKL91@gmail.com. Candidates must be at least 18 years old.

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