Organic Farm Internship

Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center
Internships - Paid
Finland, MN

Organic Farm Internship

Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center

Finland, MN

 

Organic Farm Internship

Responsibilities of Organic Farm Internship

  • Construction
  • Chainsaw clearing, cement work, brick oven building
  • Compost turning and maintenance
  • Seeding, planting weeding and harvesting
  • Pest and disease control
  • Soil amendments
  • Farm maintenance – chainsaw clearing, cement work, driving tractors and farm truck
  • Speaking with the public and guests of Wolf Ridge about the farm.  Including farm tours and educational programs
  • Driving for youth and adults programming
  • Teaching opportunities for groups of youth and adults may be available

Learning Outcomes

The Intern will learn

  • Soil chemistry, biology and physics
  • Basics of planting, weeding and harvesting
  • Plant biology, organic pest management and disease control
  • Appropriate methods and care with equipment and tools
  • How to present and evaluate public programs
  • To become competent at teaching a 3-hour class on agriculture and related subjects
  • To gain an understanding of plants, food systems and organic agriculture

Work Schedule

  • Variable up to 40 hours/week. Holidays and weekends are included but schedule may vary
  • The Farm Manager will mentor and supervise the intern.

Compensation

  • On campus housing and food is available in summer
  • Credit for this internship can be arranged through the intern’s current college or university

Education, Experience and Internship Requirements

  • Junior or senior in college
  • In good physical condition and able to lift or carry 50 pounds
  • Excitement for learning
  • Drivers License
  • Position conditional upon acceptable background screening

 

For More Information

Please contact Shannon Walz at 218-353-7414 or Shannon.walz@wolf-ridge.org