Summer High School Internship

Interns at Yellow Farmhouse Education Center work alongside leading educators, farmers, chefs, and food entrepreneurs to explore a variety of career paths in the local food movement. Our internship program empowers young people to make positive decisions to support their health, the health of their community, and the health of the environment.  By working in various fields within the local food system including teaching youth programs, working on a sustainable vegetable farm, and educating consumers about local foods, interns develop skills to move confidently towards a career aligned to their interests. In addition to gaining hands-on work experience, interns participate in a staff development program designed to expand their knowledge of concepts such as sustainable agriculture and food justice.

Required Qualifications:

  • Rising senior in high school

  • Motivated to pursue a career

  • Promising interpersonal skills

  • Highly dependable

  • Passion or curiosity for education, cooking, farming, fishing, environmentalism, or related field

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support culinary and farm-based educational programming for children ages 3 - 13. Interns assist with kids cooking classes, food and farming arts and crafts, and farm activities.

  • Work in the fields at Stone Acres Farm. Interns assist farmers and farmhands in a range of farm tasks from harvesting to washing and packing.

  • Work at the Stone Acres Farm Farmstand. Interns stock, interact with customers, and assist with transactions. Interns design and display educational materials and lead educational activities in the farmstand.

  • Support community events. Interns help set up, staff, and breakdown adult educational programs, community dinners, etc.

  • Participate in staff development. Each week, interns will complete a reading and participate in a discussion led by the Internship Coordinator and/or hear from guest speakers that are leaders in the local food system. Internship may also include field trips and work experiences at local farms, restaurants, and food businesses. Interns will keep a reflection journal and meet weekly with the internship coordinator to ensure a personalized and meaningful internship experience. 

 

Compensation:

From 6/29/2020 - 8/21/2020 (8 weeks), interns will be required to work for approximately 20 hours per week and will receive a stipend of $1,920 (paid in bi-weekly installments). This equates to $12/hour. Transportation support as needed.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should complete this form and submit one letter of reference from a former employer, teacher, or peer. Deadline to apply is 5/22/2020.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities to support the Yellow Farmhouse programming are available year round. If you are interested in volunteering, please send a Letter of Interest that includes a brief bio and summary of professional experience to info@yellowfarmhouse.org

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