The Office of Agriculture and Urban Programs and Rutgers Gardens are pleased to announce a 16-week summer internship for the Student Farm at Rutgers Gardens. This is a unique opportunity for students to participate in the Farm’s commitment to a future rooted in organic production, local food justice and security, community outreach, student research and entrepreneurial pursuits.
Student interns will be involved in all aspects of small-scale organic farming – from bed preparation and planting, to harvesting and distribution of produce – and should be able to perform daily outdoor physical labor. Interns will also work collaboratively with the adjacent Volunteer Supported Agriculture and Youth gardens, as well as with other student interns at the Gardens.
Students selected for this paid internship will work 30 hours per week, and will receive tuition reimbursement for the three-credit summer course “The Principles and Practice of Small-Scale Organic Farming”, offered through the Agriculture and Food Systems curriculum. Enrollment in this course is required for the internship. The internship will run from May 16-September 3, 2017. The Principles and Practice of Small-Scale Organic Farming course will run from June 1-July 20, 2017.
To apply, please complete the 2017 Internship Application and email to Farm Coordinator Arianna Lindberg or deliver to the Department of Landscape Architecture (Blake Hall, rm 112). Completed applications must be received by March 1, 2017. Selected applicants will be contacted for interviews that will take place in March. For more information, please contact Arianna by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).