The Poughkeepsie Farm Project seeks 2010 Interns

21 Dec

Location: Poughkeepsie, New York

Poughkeepsie Farm Project’s Farming for the City program provides interns with hands on experience growing food and providing education and outreach to the community, weekly trainings and field trips, and meaningful employment which makes a real difference in the community.  Interns work with PFP staff and members to grow 10 acres of mixed vegetables, operate a CSA, run a farmers market, teach children and teenagers about food and farming, practice and promote seed saving, and lead outreach efforts to increase food access and awareness of food in the City of Poughkeepsie. Interns also have the opportunity to participate in the Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) program.

In 2010 we offer three full-season internships, either 7 or 8 month positions.  There are opportunities to gain a wide range of knowledge and skills through weekly workshops and through exposure to a variety of activities at the PFP.   At the same time, interns focus on learning management skills in their area of interest.  Farm interns focus on learning skills necessary in managing a farm (such as tractor work, harvest management and CSA management). Compensation includes a weekly stipend, vegetables, and training.

We’re seeking dependable and good-natured interns with an active interest in farming as well as an interest in working towards a just and sustainable food system; good communication skills; the ability to take initiative and a desire to be a part of bringing about positive community change.  Interested candidates are requested to apply by February 1, 2010; however, the positions will remain open until filled.  For more information, or to receive an application, please contact us at info (at)

Please be sure to mention in your cover letter that you discovered this position on the Sustainable Food Jobs website!

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