Our internship takes an experiential hands-in-the-dirt and problem-based approach to learning. Interns are involved in all aspects of running the farm, from helping to plan the growing season to preserving and selling the harvest (and everything in between!). Interns also play an integral role in planning and running kids’ activities for our young guests to get them excited about all things farming and food.
Initiative and innovation are big themes in this internship. Interns will be encouraged to look for new ways to improve the farm and new projects to develop. Our preferred classroom setting is with our knees in the dirt across a bed of veggies, but we will explore some writings and video from our favourite theologians and farmers to spark lively discussions about faith, stewardship, and the sacred call of feeding people.
We could talk all day about the myriad of topics we can't wait to dive into with our interns. The themes will reflect our mission as a ministry. We seek to strengthen, educate, and encourage young adults in their faith so that they might go out and do likewise in their families, relationships, and communities. We will explore the role of faith and spirituality in food and sustainability, and look at how that knowledge practically impacts our day-to-day lives and walk with Christ.
We are always looking for motivated and mature young adults in their 20's. Experience in farming is not required. An excellent work ethic, great attitude, deep and solid faith, and a passion for producing amazing food is. Interns will be living and working closely with each other and with camp staff, so a sense of humour, flexibility, and a cooperative and team-focused personality are all important traits.
The internship begin at the start of May and runs through the summer until the end of August, with opportunities to stay until the end of the harvest at the end of October. The internship will be led by our farmers, Kim and Christoph. Interns will live on-site in provided staff housing. An honorarium is available for the summer months equal to our summer staff honorarium ($4000 for June - August) with a weekly stipend available for May. Room and board are provided for the duration of the internship.
Want to meet our previous interns? Head over here!
Questions? Contact us and we'll do our best to answer them!
How to Apply
Applying for the internship is a relatively straightforward three-step process.
Step 1: Barnabas Summer Staff Application
Since our summer internships are integrated into the larger summer staff team, we ask all applicants to fill out the Barnabas Summer Staff application which you can find here .
Step 2: Farm Internship Questionnaire
We also have some further questions relating to the farm internship specifically. You can find them here.
Step 3: Resume
Please send a short resume with previous work experience, education, qualifications, and anything else you feel is relevant to firstname.lastname@example.org