Internship: organic gardening

Transform your life, transform the world on a small organic farm in Indiana.

Field work and study. Organic gardening intern should expect to work in the greenhouse, harvesting, weeding and planting. Work includes standard gardening projects, record keeping, marketing selling, CSA production and other market garden tasks depending on the season. The internship position is intended for individuals who wish to have a combination of field work and academic study. The intern will also complete a project in his/her chosen area, so applicants should have a strong desire to learn.

Applicants must be physically fit, capable of completing the rigors of garden work and able to work in a variety of weather conditions. Previous farm experience is preferred, but not necessary to apply. Mostly, we encourage an interest in sustainable farming, a willingness to learn and ability to self-direct.

Duration

Duration is negotiable. There is a minimum commitment of three months, with options up to 12 months.

Start date

Open

Hours

Five days a week with occasional Saturday mornings – roughly 35-45 hours a week total

Stipend/salary/benefits

Compensation includes a daily cafeteria lunch,  private room, farm produce, $150/month stipend, and access to WVC workshops. There are also opportunities to learn fiber arts such as felting, knitting and spinning.

 Deadline

Applications are always accepted. Apply by end of February for best consideration for summer.

Contact

Sister Mary Montgomery, internship coordinator, at internswvc@spsmw.org.

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The 5-acre garden is USDA certified organic. Vegetables, such a these tomatoes, herbs and flowers are harvested by interns, volunteers and staff for the Community Supported Agriculture vegetable share program, the Sisters of Providence dining rooms, or the Terre Haute farmers' market. Extras are donated to local food banks.

Get in touch

Thank you for your interest in an internship with us!  Do you have more questions about being an intern at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice? Please complete the form here and someone from the program will contact you.

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