Food Waves/Converging Creeks Farm 2018 Part-Time Internship

Company: Food Waves/Comverging Creeks Farm
Location: Colton, OR
Compensation: Monthly Stipend dependant on skill level and availability.
Employment Type: Internship / Apprentice, Part-Time
Job Categories: Agriculture, Education, Nonprofit, Production
Region: Portland Area
Date Posted: January 3, 2018

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Job Announcement: Part-Time Organic Farm Internship 2018

Overview:  Food Waves’ partner farm, Converging Creeks Farm (Colton, OR), has developed a reputation for high quality organic produce, excellent customer service and commitment to food justice.  Recognizing the need to provide technical and financial support to the next generation of small acreage stewards and home gardeners, Food Waves is offering full-time internship positions for beginners to intermediates. The successful applicants will be trained in all aspects of how to operate a small production farm.

Responsibilities   Our interns will:

  • Work short-term (i.e. 3-4 weeks) or long-term (i.e. 3-4 months) Mondays, Friday, and occasional Saturdays with a lead farmer supervising all aspects of sustainable agriculture (from seeding to planting to harvest and marketing.).
  • Learn how to apply sustainable farming techniques to increase food production.
  • Participate in discussion-based and hands-on educational sessions.
  • Support a small non-profit by increasing field size, greenhouse production, harvest size, and sales of farm output.
  • Promote the educational component of the farm by working with community members (i.e. host regular volunteers, educate farm visitors, etc.).
  • Work with bees, goats, turkeys, ducks, pigs, and chickens.

Required    A successful applicant will have the following:

  • Desire to learn sustainable farming techniques in order to grow your own vegetables, fruits, and herbs, as well as, educate others through community outreach.
  • Interest in the local, organic food movement and food-related
  • Ability to work well alone and with a team
  • Excellent communication, time-management, and organizational skills, as well as, being resourceful, self-motivated, and hard-working
  • Access to transportation (arrive on time for work on farm)

Financial    This is a stipend position (i.e. $100 – $200/month).  Amount allocated will depend on your skill level and availability. Onsite housing may be available to part time interns.  Tent sites are always available with access to an outdoor kitchen, bathroom and shower. Other compensation is supplied in the form of farm produce, basic food staples, and the ability to trade produce for other products (at end of markets or with excess produce only).