Apprenticeships: North Carolina, Center for Environmental Farming Systems

Title: Apprentice, Center for Environmental Farming Systems Small Farm Unit Type: Full-time, Summer apprenticeships are from February through October. A winter apprenticeship is available from October through January. Location: Goldsboro, North Carolina Compensation: We offer a small stipend ($100/week), housing with access to a kitchen and the Internet. Application Deadline: January 3, 2011; Review of applications begins January 1, 2011 Would you or someone you know be interested in an extended small farm work study position at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems Small Farm Unit in Goldsboro, North Carolina? We are accepting applications for the 2011 CEFS Small Farm Unit work study positions in sustainable agriculture and local food systems.   There are two options available: a 9 month summer and 4 month winter apprenticeship program.   The three focus areas for each apprenticeship are; fundamentals of sustainable production, community food systems, and agricultural and extension education.  Participants will receive a certificate in Local Food Development from the Center for Environmental Farming Systems upon completion of their program.

A limited number of apprenticeships are available.

Summer apprenticeships are from February through October. A winter apprenticeship is available from October through January. During the apprenticeship, independent projects are encouraged.

We offer a small stipend ($100/week), housing with access to a kitchen and the Internet. Apprentices may attend CEFS workshops free of charge and may have the opportunity to participate in the formal internship seminars.

The deadline for applications is January 3, 2011. Please visit our website at CEFS Small Farm Unit Apprenticeship Program http://www.cefs.ncsu.edu/getinvolved/apprenticeships.html to find out more information about the program!

To Apply: Submit an email letter of interest to Steve Moore at steve_moore@ncsu.edu, and include the following information:

  1. A cover letter with your area of interest in sustainable agriculture, and a short narrative on what you hope to gain from and what you can offer to CEFS and the SFU’s mission
  2. A resume
  3. A list of three references (including contact information)

After receiving your information, John O’Sullivan or Steve Moore will contact you. We will begin reviewing applications on January 1, 2011.

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