Farm Jobs, Internships and Apprenticeships

Sites Focused on Farm Apprenticeships and Internships

 

WWOOF is a network of national organizations that help volunteers to live and learn on organic properties. WWOOF organizations brings together Hosts and volunteers ("WWOOFers") helping each other to make a healthier world. Check out the following WWOOF links to explore the opportunities that await you!     

USA - Hawaii - Mexico - UK - France - Germany - Ireland - Spain - Italy - Israel - Japan - China - New Zealand - Coast Rica - Switzerland - Australia


CRAFT Farmer Training Initiative

Maine Organic Farming Apprentice Opportunities

ATTRA Internship Database

Grow Food Internship Database

Sustainable Food Jobs

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project's Employment Directory and Map

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) Classifieds  

Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) – in NY, CT, Mass, VT, RI, NH, and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Assoc.


University of Vermont Farm, Land, Business, and Employment Opportunities

Rodale Institute Classifieds

Greenhorns Blog (has job opps interspersed with other interesting news items)
 
UMass Amherst Landscape/Gardening/Nursery jobs and internships

Opportunities to Learn about Farming, Internships

ATTRA Farm Internship Handbook

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association - Internships in Sustainable Farming: A Handbook for Farmers

 

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Comment by Cody Holmes on December 3, 2011 at 10:33am

Real Farm Foods is now accepting applications for Internships for 2012

Comment by Ellen Butchart on January 19, 2012 at 11:05am
Kick-Start Your Career in Food Sustainability


Do you know someone interested in learning about food sustainability in an experiential program? Seven to nine fully funded fellowships and a stipend year to work for a nonprofit organization.

Allegheny Mountain School (AMS) in Highland Country, VA is assembling a group of highly curious, hardworking young adults to create a cohesive and cooperative team for living, working, and studying sustainable food systems and community development.  AMS was founded in 2011 and beginning on May 1, 2012 our second group of AMS Fellows will spend 6 months (Phase I) in residence on Allegheny Mountain in western Virginia, followed by one year in the service of Partner Organizations (Phase II) along the Route 250 corridor of the two Virginias.  Our goal for this year of service is that each AMS Fellow will touch the lives of at least ten families through teaching gardening and building sustainable local food programs.

AMS Fellows will be provided room and board during Phase I and there are no program fees (other than to apply).  Fellows will receive a small stipend at the end of Phase I and a monthly stipend of $1250 for a year and placement within community organizations whose focus is strengthening connections to our local food system in communities, neighborhoods and schools. Fellows will be trained in a variety of farm skills, from organic gardening to permaculture site design, preserving food, carpentry skills and small animal husbandry. 

The AMS Residency Program (Phase I) is located in Highland County on a 550 acre farm on the western edge of Virginia.  The work/learning program will take place on the farm and at community projects in surrounding areas.  Workshops and seminars will occur both on and off campus. 

AMS Community Engagement (Phase II) entails working with a Partner Organization located along the Route 250 corridor of the two Virginias.  Fellows will be expected to help build capacity for the organization’s mission as they share and teach the skills they have learned during their first six months in the program.

For more information, visit www.alleghenymountainschool.org/apply-for-2012 or email us at info@alleghenymountainschool.org.  Allegheny Mountain School is a program of The Highland Center in Monterey VA.  You can reach The Highland Center at (540) 468-1922.

Comment by Rich Hamilton on February 13, 2012 at 11:45am

(From the APPPA newsgroup)

I am circulating this notice on behalf of Jesse Straight, in northern Virginia. Jesse's farm is near Warrenton, Virginia, and he is looking for an apprentice for the period May 1, 2012 through Thanksgiving 2012.

Here is Jesse's description of the apprenticeship:


    We are looking for a person who is incredibly hard working, cheerful, coachable, professional, and interested in learning the work and business of sustainable pasture-based farming!
    Work includes:
    Working and learning all aspects of pasture-raised chickens, hens, turkeys, pigs, and beef cattle operation--you will do and learn all aspects of farming and of business.  This will generally entail 60% of your time.  We process our own poultry.  We will do around 5,000 chickens, 550 laying hens, 500 turkeys, 40 pigs, and 15 head of cattle.
    Working and learning in home-renovation business.  This will entail the other 40% of your time.  (This is a great skill to have for you to eventually transition into your own farm business!)
    We will generally work 70+ hours/week.  Sundays we only do necessary chores.
    We will provide housing and stipend.
Please contact us for an application:
JesseStraight@gmail.com 
(540) 349-3099.
Thank you,
Jesse Straight
Comment by Mavenjoy on September 5, 2012 at 10:14am

We publish a list of current farm jobs and ag training opportunities with brief summaries and links.

Comment by Ellen Butchart on November 23, 2012 at 10:18am

Allegheny Mountain School Fellowships for 2013!

Do you know someone interested in food sustainability?  Allegheny Mountain School is looking for seven to nine inspiring individuals to participate in our 18 month fully-funded fellowship program.  

Allegheny Mountain School (AMS), located in Highland County, VA, is a not-for-profit  experiential fellowship program designed to serve our region’s communities in developing a more secure food system.  In the spring of 2013, Allegheny Mountain School will assemble its third cohort and we are currently accepting applications for these roles.  Applicants should be highly curious, responsible, hardworking young adults with a strong interest in learning  the “how” and “why” of growing and preparing one’s own food and teaching those skills to members of our local communities.

            AMS is a two phased program.  In Phase I (April 28 – November 1, 2013), AMS Fellows will study sustainable food production, land stewardship and community development in an intensive, hands-on, cooperative learning residency.  Work and study both take place on the farm and at community projects in surrounding areas.  Workshops and seminars will occur both on and off campus.  In the year following (January 1 -- December 31, 2014), AMS Fellows enter Phase II and will work in the service of Partner Organizations in our region and  focus on activities such as building community gardens, advocating sustainable land use and teaching nutrition and cooking for a healthy lifestyle. 

            AMS Fellows learn sustainable food cultivation and restorative, nourishing traditions. Our vision for this year of service is that each AMS Fellow will have touched the lives of at least ten families in their community through their work and become lifelong ambassadors for a local food culture and earth stewardship. AMS Fellows are provided room and board during Phase I and there are no program fees (other than to apply).  AMS provides basic kitchen staples and the Fellows grow much of their own food.  At the end of the six months, AMS Fellows receive a $1,000 stipend for successful completion of this portion of the program.   During Phase II, Fellows receive a $1,250 monthly stipend for their work for the duration of 12 months and are expected to help build capacity in our Partner Organizations as they share and teach the skills they have learned during their first six months in the program.

For more information, visit ww.alleghenymountainschool.org/apply-2013 or email us at info@alleghenymountainschool.org.  Allegheny Mountain School is a program of The Highland Center in Monterey VA.  You can reach The Highland Center at (540) 468-1922.

Comment by Urban Adamah on October 10, 2013 at 6:55pm

The Urban Adamah Fellowship Now Accepting 2014 Application

Connect to Something Bigger: Earth, Community, Social Justice, Jewish Spirituality

The Urban Adamah Fellowship, based in Berkeley, CA, is a three-month residential training program for young adults (ages 21–31) that combines urban organic farming, social justice training and progressive Jewish learning and living within the setting of an intentional community.

Through the operation of Urban Adamah's one-acre organic farm and internships with social justice organizations, fellows gain significant skills, training and experience in all aspects of sustainable urban agriculture, community building, leadership development and food justice advocacy.

Upcoming Fellowships:
Spring: March 2–May 23, 2014
Summer: June 8–August 29, 2014
Fall: September 7–November 25, 2014

We accept 12–14 fellows per season. Admission is on a rolling basis.

Visit the Urban Adamah website today to learn more and to request an application.

www.urbanadamah.org |510-649-1595| outreach@urbanadamah.org

Comment by Urban Adamah on December 6, 2013 at 3:33pm

Job Opening: Farm Manager at Urban Adamah
Berkeley, California

Farm Manager Job Description


The Urban Adamah Farm Manager has primary responsibility for the development and oversight of the Urban Adamah farm and the agricultural educational component of the Urban Adamah Fellowship. The Farm Manager is also responsible for working with the Associate Director to ensure that public and group programs are integrated with the farm in meaningful ways. The Farm Manager supervises fellows during their farm work and also manages a part-time Farm Apprentice, who supports the Farm Manager in all aspects of the job.


Please visit http://urbanadamah.org/about-us/job-opportunities/open-position-far... to view the full job description and complete an application. The deadline for applications is December 18th, 2013.

Comment by Jeremy McAdams on January 7, 2014 at 5:27pm

Cherry Tree House Mushrooms now looking for paid interns for 2014 winter/spring log inoculations

CTHM is a mushroom farm that grows shiitake and other culinary and medicinal mushrooms on logs.  We also sell log kits and other mushroom products in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.

Please visit http://cherrytreehousemushrooms.com/?page_id=393 to view the full job description and for contact information.  I hope to select three interns by February 7th, 2014.

 

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