Join the team at Heritage Farm!
We are often looking for passionate people to help us in our work. If you care about preserving agricultural biodiversity, promoting the family and cultural traditions of seed saving, contact us about a job at our headquarters at Heritage Farm just north of Decorah, Iowa.
Please email a cover letter, resumé, and the contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org - include the name of the position in the subject line of your email.
Mike & Simone Chilton Horticulture Internship in Community Outreach
Expected Start Date: June 24, 2016
Duration: 12-17 weeks
Compensation: 40 hrs/wk, $7.25/hr
Housing: On-site housing available
Application Deadline: June 10, 2016
In line with our belief that experiential learning is most productive when students take full ownership of their experience, we work with prospective interns to develop custom internships that meet their learning objectives. During the internship, an apprenticeship model is used to provide meaningful real-world professional experiences and to allow interns to learn and apply theoretical and practical knowledge. As interns accumulate skills, they are given ownership of projects that have meaningful and lasting impacts for our organization. Mentorship of internship alumni continues long after internships end; even after interns leave Heritage Farm, our staff continue to support them as job references, collaborators, sources of information, and integral pieces of their developing professional network.
The Community Outreach Internship program will provide on-the-job opportunities for a college student currently enrolled in an education, anthropology, horticulture, agriculture, community development, or related program. The intern will assist the Education and Outreach Coordinator with administering national outreach programs designed to engage communities with seed saving, delivering summer educational programing, creating digital content, and developing a new newsletter for community seed programs.
This opportunity will allow a personable, detail oriented, and self motivated intern with outstanding written and verbal communication skills to leave their mark on hundreds of community leaders and students of all ages while building meaningful experiences in the field of agriculture.
Submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to email@example.com by June 10th. Please indicate in your cover letter how this internship opportunity would help you reach your professional goals.
Seed Savers Exchange is an equal opportunity employer.