Internship on Organic Farm and Value-Added Operation in Michigan, 2013
Food for Thought Farm is a certified organic farm based in northwest Michigan. The operation includes: a small on-farm, organic, value-added bottling facility to make organic and fair trade specialty foods; managed forests for wild leek harvesting; cultivation of a little under an acre of organic lavender flowers, basil, onions and peppers used as ingredients in bottled products. There is also a staff garden and chicken coop.
The farm is seeking an intern for the 2013 season. Duties include the maintenance of organic waste processing via composting and vermiculture; growing herbs and specialty crops for use in products, managing the chicken coop and staff garden. There will be opportunities for harvesting wild leeks in our forest in early Spring.
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What Food for Thought is looking for:
The individual or couple must be hard working and be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Experience on a farm or managing a garden is a must. Preference will be given to an intern who can live on-site and work forty hours per week. The internship must start by late May and continue until the end of the growing season - August/Sept. No pets can be housed and no smoking in buildings. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license.
What Food for Thought Offers:
This would be ideal for an individual looking for experience in a farm to market value-added operation. You’ll experience farm production, value-added bottling all the way to marketing and sales of products. The intern will also have a chance to assist and participate in organic certification and inspection procedures. Food For Thought can offer the intern a $120 per week stipend plus rustic living conditions. They include a large 4-person camping tent provided by us, along with access to bathroom, shower, laundry, wireless internet and kitchen in our production facility. Interns will be provided with fresh eggs, produce grown in our staff garden and our specialty products (preserves, sauces, dressings etc.). Upon satisfactory completion of the internship, Food for Thought offers a letter of reference for the intern.
Applications preferably submitted by the end of March. Tell Food for Thought about your experience, a bit about your life story and why you would like this internship. Send resume/cover letter to Timothy Young at firstname.lastname@example.org