Organic Farming Internship in Pennsylvaina

Organic Farming
Organic Farming Internship at Sweet Fields Farm in Norristown, Pennsylvania
POSITION IS FILLED FOR 2017
Start Date: Flexible, but we prefer someone to start no later than April 10th, 2017.
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Application Deadline: open until filled
Sweet Fields (sweetfields.org) is a nonprofit organic farm and education center in Norristown, PA. Our mission is to increase healthy eating and inspire sustainable living, particularly for those facing food insecurity.We're located in Norristown Farm Park, a public park and working farm in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. We'll be growing produce for a weekly produce pickup, for farmers markets, and we'll donate produce as well. We are not certified organic yet, but plan to be as soon as finances are available. We follow all organic principles and do not use pesticides. We also incorporate permaculture into our design and practices.
We're seeking an intern to work directly with our farmer and assist with farm operations. This includes but is not limited to operating any necessary machinery, planting, weeding, harvesting, composting, possibly construction, and coordinating produce pickup or attending farmer's markets.
We are happy to work with an intern to develop an internship that meets her/his schedule, accommodates any special needs, and focuses on her/his passions/interests.
We prefer the intern work at least 20 hours per week, and most days of the week (for example, 4 hours per weekday), but will consider other arrangements.
Intern can be a student or community member. This is an unpaid internship, but the intern will be able to take as much produce as s/he can eat from the farm. There will also be ample learning opportunities, and we are happy to purchase books and learning materials for the intern.
- Must have a computer and access to email
- Fluency in English speech and grammar
- A driver's license or willingness to travel on SEPTA
- Reliability – you can be relied upon to answer emails promptly, meet deadlines, and do the full number of weekly hours you commit to.
- Professionalism – Even as you are learning, you’ll do your best to produce quality work and take the work seriously.

- Ability to interact well with visitors and the public

POSITION IS FILLED FOR 2017

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