Whether you’re looking for a farm job, internship or apprenticeship, or if you’re looking to post an opportunity, beginningfarmers.org can help.
Posting Jobs and Internships: For more information on how to post a farm job or internship on beginningfarmers.org, go to the aptly named “How to Post a Farm Job or Internship Page.”
Seeking Jobs and Internships: There are always new opportunities being posted here at beginningfarmers.org. Jobs and internships are posted on our homepage, each as a separate blog post, as they come in. Check back often for new postings and become a fan on facebook to see selected updates.
Additional Resources: Beginningfarmers.org seeks to be a resource for employers and job seekers alike. In addition to offering job posting services, we want to connect job seekers to as many resources as possible that can help in the job search. Please familiarize yourself with the many job and internship listing services available out there, compiled below.
We strive to make this resource comprehensive, but we’ve probably missed something! Do you know of a great resource not listed here? Please feel free to contact us.
Job and Internship Resources are Organized Below as Follows:
- Sustainable Agriculture Listings (National)
- Sustainable Agriculture Listings (Regional/Local)
- General Agriculture Listings
- International Agriculture Listings
ATTRA Sustainable Farming Internships and Apprenticeships List: This directory of on-the-job learning opportunities in sustainable and organic agriculture has been published since 1989 as a tool to help farmers and apprentices connect with each other. It is available for farms in the U.S and its territories (there are a few in Canada and the Caribbean as well). Anyone can browse the listings for free. As a subscriber, you can maintain a personalized listing to connect with internship seekers. The listed farms are primarily seeking interns/apprentices from North America
BackdoorJobs.com has a “Sustainable Living and Farm Jobs Page that lists employment, internship and volunteer opportunities throughout the country.
COMFOODSJOBS from Tufts University, this is an announcement service for employment, internships, and similar opportunities across the (sustainable) food system spectrum.
The Farm-Based Education Network lists food and farm jobs
Good Food Jobs is a gastro-job search tool, designed to link people looking for meaningful food work with the businesses that need their energy, enthusiasm, and intellect. They post opportunities for farmers and food artisans, policy makers and purveyors, retailers and restaurateurs, economists, ecologists, and more.
GrowFood.org connects farmers interested in teaching with people interested in farming.
Helpx.net “is an online listing of host organic farms, non-organic farms, farmstays, homestays, ranches, lodges, B&Bs, backpackers hostels and even sailing boats who invite volunteer helpers to stay with them short-term in exchange for food and accommodation.”
Idealist.org is “The world’s best place to find volunteer opportunities, nonprofit jobs, internships, and organizations working to change the world since 1995.” Some farming and sustainable agriculture jobs are posted on this site.
Local Harvest, though not a job search site, lists many small, local farms. If you’re looking for an internship, apprenticeship, or job in a particular area, you might want to look up farms this way and contact a farm of interest directly.
National Young Farmers’ Coalition (NYFC) has an online forum for jobs and apprenticeships.
Orion Magazine lists jobs related to the environment, including some farming and agriculture-related jobs.
Sustainable Agriculture Jobs, Internships, and Apprenticeships is a facebook group formed to create an outlet for some of the sustainable agriculture-related opportunities frequently posted on the Tuft’s COMFOOD listserv. Includes
WWOOF-USA lists opportunities for “Visitors, or ‘WWOOFers.’” They “spend about half a day on a host farm, learn about the organic movement and sustainable agriculture, and receive room and board – with no money exchanged between hosts and WWOOFers. WWOOF is an educational and cultural exchange program. WWOOFing is a way to learn practical farming skills, be part of the organic agriculture movement, and experience the heart of American agrarian culture.”
Stewards of Irreplaceable Lands (SOIL) is “Canada’s Sustainable Farm Apprenticeship Program.
Midwest Farm Connection has a jobs listing page.
Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NESAWG) lists farming jobs and other sustainable agriculture related jobs, primarily in the northeast and mid-Atlantic.
North East Workers On Organic Farms (NEWOOF) is a regional farm apprenticeship placement service sponsored by the New England Small Farm Institute. NEWOOF annually publishes an annotated list of farms, primarily in the northeast, seeking apprentices.
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY) lists jobs on organic farms throughout the Northeastern U.S.; NOFA NY also has an Online Apprenticeship Directory
AgCareers.Com is a good source for finding employment in a range of agricultural fields.
Agriculture Jobs allows you to search job boards, company career pages and associations for USA Agriculture jobs.
AgriSeek combines a worldwide news service with an interactive business directory and international online job market focusing on agriculture and related fields.
AgriSupport Online helps people looking for careers in agriculture.
CareerBuilder.com has an agriculture job listing section.
For Farmers has a nice ag job search engine.
Job-Applications.com lists free applications and jobs for some of the nation’s largest farm and heavy equipment companies.
Learn4Good lists agriculture jobs in the USA and internationally.
Nationaljob.com lists agriculture jobs.
PickingJobs.com has information on seasonal jobs picking fruit and vegetables in the USA and internationally.
United States Department of Agriculture posts government jobs in agriculture.
AgCareers.com lists international agriculture jobs.
Agriseek.com has a listing of international agriculture jobs
BASF often has many international jobs listed.
CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research) “is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food secure future.” Job vacancies are listed on their website.
Devex.com lists jobs in international development related to agriculture.
Goabroad.com lists agriculture jobs overseas.
Indeed.com lists international agriculture jobs.
JuJu’s job search engine can help you find international agriculture jobs.
Learn4good.com lists international agriculture jobs by location.
Transitions Abroad lists various organizations that provide opportunities or facilitate doing farmwork abroad. Some of the sites listed on Transitions Abroad may already be listed in our international listings.
USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service “links U.S. agriculture to the world to enhance export opportunities and global food security.“
World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) provides opportunities to work on farms worldwide.