WEI INTERN POSITIONS  

2017 Intern Position for the North Circle Food Hub

Position: North Circle Project Intern Assistant 
Two days a week: Monday and Friday 6-8 hours each day.
Supervisor: Tacy Call, North Circle Administrator
Start date: immediately to end of summer or end of October.

This position is designed to assist the North Circle Food Hub Administrator with her work on the North Circle Food Hub. This includes assisting with some of the following tasks: communicating with North Circle farmers, communicating with North Circle customers, maintaining social media, assisting with monthly farmer meetings, creating photo essays for North Circle farms and farmers, marching in local parades, keeping up radio and print media advertising, maintaining records of sales and produce aggregation, setting up North Circle Farmer availability lists on the Farm Web electronic platform, and assisting with packing customer orders on Monday.

Pay is negotiable at intern rates depending on social media skills and experience working with organizing data and social media.

Required: Commitment to the North Circle mission; Good social media skills; Good marketing skills; Good interpersonal communication skills; Strong work ethic

Preferred: Preference will be given to local applicants living in Chisago or Isanti counties and secondarily, to residents in the surrounding counties or the Twin Cities

Submit: resume, letter of introduction, and three references (names, position, e-mails) to wei@w-e-i.org. Flag the e-mail subject as FOOD HUB INTERN

2017 Farm Internships We are currently reviewing internship applications for first summer session only May 22-July 3. If you want to apply for other sessions, we will place you on a wait-list.

On-Line Application (scroll down). 

EARLY SUMMER TERM: May 22 – July 3 (need two more interns)
LATE SUMMER TERM: July 5- August 31 (two interns) — currently full
FALL TERM: September 1 – October 30 (two interns) — currently full

WEI provides a formal and structured internship program for individuals interested in learning how to do organic farming. We admit two interns per term. Interns will be paid for 26 hours per week (Tuesday through mid-day Friday).  WEI will provide modest living accommodations during workdays at the Eco-retreat Center on the farm campus in North Branch, Minnesota (near the little town of Almelund). Residency includes bedroom, kitchen and laundry room facilities, excess farm produce for cooking, Wi-Fi, and a media room and library.

For more information contact Jacquelyn Zita (jz@w-e-i.org), WEI Farm Manager. Positions will be held open until filled.

We especially want students interested in becoming or considering sustainable organic farming as a career possibility.

Enrollment in WEI Farm Internships is limited to one term, with few exceptions. Upon completion of that term, an intern can continue to work on the farm as a volunteer or apply (when available) for a farmer employee position. Every effort will be made to introduce farm interns to all aspects of sustainable organic farm production during their internships.  Interns are required to assist WEI on one Saturday at the Mill City Farmers’ Market. 

Early Summer Internship: May 22 – July 3 Internship: focus on early summer crop production greenhouse management, transplanting, seeding, weed and pest control, soil enhancement strategies, orchard management/care of new seedlings, harvesting, packing, preserving and storing, succession and companion planting, crop rotation, cover cropping, composting, principles of farm management, record-keeping, farm and food safety training, and tool and machine maintenance.


Late Summer Internship:
July 5- August 31  focus late summer crop production and season extension strategies, final season seeding, succession planting and transplanting, weed and pest control, soil enhancement strategies, orchard management/care of new seedlings, harvesting, packing, preserving and storing, cover cropping, seed collection, tool and machine maintenance, principles of farm management, record-keeping, farm and food safety training, tool and machine maintenance. early winterization of fields and orchard care, and preparation for fall apple harvest.

Fall Internship:
Sept. 1- Oct 30: focus on fall crop and apple harvesting and season extension strategies; assistance at harvest festivals, weed and pest control, soil enhancement strategies, fall orchard management/ winterization of new seedlings, garlic planting, harvesting and packing skills, cover cropping, winterization of fields and orchard, seed collecting, inventory and preservation of seeds, principles of farm management, record-keeping, farm and food safety training, tool and machine maintenance.

WEI can assist students who want to receive post-secondary credit or certification credits from their preferred institution. These directed studies and service training opportunities can be tailored to meet the needs of both institutions (WEI and the post-secondary affiliate) as long as the internship meets the requirements of the WEI student farm internship program.

PLEASE FILL OUT THE ONLINE INTERNSHIP APPLICATION FORM BELOW OR PRINT AND MAIL

WEI Farm Interns Summer/Fall 2017

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  • EARLY SUMMER TERM: May 22-July 3

    LATE SUMMER TERM: July 5-August 31

    FALL TERM: September 1 – October 30

    WEI offers several different farm internships for the 2016 season. The internships includes residency at the farm Monday evening through Friday afternoon. Interns are introduced to many aspects of organically certified farming, framed within a 26 hour paid workweek. Questions: call for Jacquelyn 651-583-0705 or contact jz@w-e-i.org.

 

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