With two years under our belt, we are thrilled to be heading into our third summer farm internship! The 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 and summer kids' program through to preserving and selling the harvest (and everything in between!)
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 favourite classroom setting is with our knees in the dirt across a bed of veggies, but learning will also take place through online and book studies, research projects, and discussions. As interns learn and develop their knowledge base they will be given opportunities to pass that learning on by leading and teaching workshops and activities.
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 looking for two 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 begins May 1st and will run through the summer. Ideally, we would love for interns to stay with us to the end of the harvest season into late October, however we recognize that this may be prohibitive for students and will consider all applicants available until August 27th. The internship will be led by Kim, our Farm Director. 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). Room and board are provided.
UPDATE: We've hired our 2017 interns! Meet them over here!
Want to meet our previous interns? Head over here!
Questions? Contact us and we'll do our best to answer them!
Interested in applying? Download an application here.