Expectations: Arrive early May, stay through September (dates are negotiable, but preference will be given to those who can arrive May 1st). Interns must be willing and enthusiastic workers. Farming can be physically challenging and monotonous at times; and summer weather conditions in South Central Alaska are often cool and wet. Interns will participate in all aspects of sustainable farming, including weeding, harvesting, planting, laying irrigation, fencing, compost-making, tilling, farm-expansion work (ever more tilling and fencing), and staffing CSA drops and Market tables. Interns are expected to treat each other with respect, and to communicate clearly with each other and the Farm Educator.
Compensation: Interns agree to work 32 hours/week in exchange for a private wall tent, seasonal produce, and shared space in the Farmhouse. There is a $200.00/month stipend.
Accommodations: Consist of a private platform wall tent (roughly 8’ X 10’) supplied with a cot or air mattress and a camp chair. Interns will have full access to a shared house with bathrooms, kitchen, computer lab, washing machine/dryer and indoor living space. Interns will be expected to share in the routine clean-up and caretaking of the house.
Requirements: No experience required. Some demonstrated interest in agriculture preferred.
Application: Please send a resume and a brief description explaining your interest to be a farm intern, and outlining any experience you might have, to Amanda Hull. We will schedule phone interviews with qualified applicants.
Contact: Amanda Hull, Farm Educator/Manager: 907-746-2795; firstname.lastname@example.org