January 2022: Internships available at the Youth Farm!

FOOD For Lane County’s Youth Farm is a 6-acre urban educational farm where we work with community to increase food security and offer skill-building opportunities to people of all ages. Interns work alongside youth, volunteers, and staff to grow food for FFLC, our Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA) and our produce stands. FFLC interns also work with our Summer Leadership Program that focuses on helping teen participants gain essential job and life skills, while also learning about gardening and nutrition. FFLC interns will participate in all farm related activities and receive training to develop their roles as leaders.

FFLC values diversity of all kinds, and is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome people of all different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives.

Position: Youth Farm Adult Intern, 4 positions available
Responsible To: Ted Purdy, Youth Farm Coordinator and Dan Rousseau, Outreach Coordinator
Length of Internship: March 1st-November 17; 2 days/week (Tu & Th); 9-5
Intern Stipend: $3,200 total

Internship Education: FFLC interns will receive education and training in composting, nutrient management, plant propagation, orchard management and fruit tree pruning, crop rotation, winter gardening, greenhouse construction and management, irrigation, cultivation and weed management, medicinal herbs and food relief. Additional farm related subjects will be presented to interns depending on their interests. FFLC’s educational program consists of lectures, field trips, hand-outs, literature review and mostly hands-on learning.

Internship Tasks:
o Learning and Participating in farm tasks, including seeding, watering, planting, harvesting, weeding, field amending
o Building community with adult volunteers and groups while doing garden maintenance and special projects
o Assist with all facets of farm stand operations, including set-up and breakdown

Full job description

To apply: Please submit a letter detailing your interests and availability, a resume and contact information for one reference to Jen Anonia at jen@foodforlanecounty.org. Positions will be open until filled.