2018 Nourish Summer Internships

Nourish Farms Inc. is seeking candidates for two paid summer internship positions. This is an excellent opportunity for people who are passionate about our food system and our community. Interns will engage daily in many different duties at the Educational Urban Farm. Internship hours will be set for the entire summer upon acceptance and will culminate in a review at season’s end. Experience is not necessary, but a willingness to learn is a must.

SKILLS and ABILITIES:

Should have a passion for sustainable food systems, nutrition education, and food security. Must have a good attitude, be punctual, able to follow instructions, unafraid to ask questions, able to communicate in a clear and courteous manner, be self-motivated, and a team player.

Must be able to lift 50lbs, willing to work on hands and knees, able to work in all kinds of weather, and willing to use hand and powered tools.

Opportunities will exist for engagement in other Nourish programs.

FARM INFORMATION:

The Educational Urban Farm is a 2 acre plot leased from RCS Empowers located at 1607 Geele Ave in Sheboygan. The farm consists of 11 (20’x40’) in ground beds, 4 raised beds, a small orchard, beehive, grape arbor, flowerbeds, pollinator beds, a pergola, and many perennials. The farm grows over 100 varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and grains.

DUTIES:

Weekly monitoring of all produce beds, noting growth, disease or pest problems.

Take part in seeding, repotting, transplanting, watering, weeding, mulching, general soil care, composting, taste-testing, harvesting and post-harvest handling of produce.

Experiment with various strategies in weed and pest control. 

Assist and lead tour groups or individual volunteers coming to EUF. 

Recording amounts of produce harvested and delivered.

INTERNSHIP GOALS:

  1. To increase understanding of all aspects of seasonal garden care.
  2. To gain a better understanding of entire food system from farm to table.
  3. To develop problem solving abilities through creative critical thinking.
  4. Have fun!

Reports to: Urban Farm Manager Jacob Lambrecht

Compensation: Paid, Part-time

Employment; 20 hours per week, flexible schedule.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

TIMELINE:

  • Resumes will be accepted until April 6th, 2018.
  • Interviews will be scheduled from April 16-27.
  • Decisions on accepted interns will be made no later than May 4th.
  • Internship duration: June 4th – August 31st.

Send cover letter and resume to Heather Cleveland 1332 South 13th St. Sheboygan, WI 53081 or email to heather@nourishfarms.org.