New York – Unadilla Community Farm hiring Organic Farming & Natural Building Interns

West Edmeston, New York
Organic Farming & Natural Building Internship (May-September)

Unadilla Community Farm

Seeking interns for the 2018 season at Unadilla Community Farm. We are building an off-the-grid homestead and education center following the principles of organic agriculture and permaculture design. We are situated on 12 acres of field and forest land in the rural hamlet of West Edmeston in the heart of Amish country in central New York.

Interns will gain hands-on experience in organic gardening, natural building, and food preservation. We are seeking interns interested in disconnecting from the mainstream, learning to support ourselves by growing our own organic produce, utilizing natural building methods to construct our barn and dwelling structures, making our own household products like soap and shampoo, reviving traditional agricultural and lifestyle practices, and living in community.

For more info, check out our website, message us on Facebook, or email us at


Connecticut – Common Ground hiring Urban Farm Interns

New Haven, Connecticut

Now Accepting Applications for our Urban Farming Internship, 2018 Season

Common Ground is home to a charter high school and a non-profit urban farm and environmental education center. The site includes 20 acres of forested hiking trails, wildlife and diverse natural habitats, and a working farm that includes production and education gardens and a variety of farm animals. Common Ground’s mission is to cultivate habits of healthy living and sustainable environmental practice among a diverse community of children, young people, and adults.

Working on the One-Acre Urban Farm

Common Ground (CG) grows nearly 10,000 lbs of fresh produce annually, including vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. We also raise broiler and laying hens, ducks, sheep and a goat. Farm products go to our Cafeteria, onsite farm stand, Spring and Fall CG Family CSA, the CG/Cityseed Mobile Market, and local restaurants. Farm work will be done with the Farm Director and Assistant Farm Manager, caring for the farm through the growing season. You will gain experience in all aspects of planting, growing, and maintaining a diversified sustainable vegetable operation, and small scale livestock management. Specific farm tasks may include planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, preparing for market, maintaining irrigation, keeping crop records, caring for farm animals and a variety of other tasks.

Several summer programs for children ages 4 – 18 take place on the farm. Apprentices do not have daily responsibilities for working with these programs, but must be mature and a good role model for all children on the farm. Apprentices may sometimes work with small groups of teenagers who are employed by Common Ground. Interns may also run an on-site farm stand and assist with additional markets and farm events as needed.  Depending on the interest and skills of the intern, there may be opportunities to help with off-site mobile farm stands and/or help host weekend educational events on the farm.

Skills and Experience

  • An interest in food security/food justice, urban agriculture and the local food economy.
  • Willingness and ability to work hard, physically in all weather. Previous garden experience is not necessary.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with people of all ages and a good sense of humor.
  • Ability to learn, to ask questions, and also take initiative, to work both with and without direct supervision.
  • Demonstrated commitment, reliability, punctuality, and responsible behavior at previous jobs.
  • Maturity, and the willingness to be a positive role-model to young people working on the farm.
  • 18 years or older

Apprenticeship Logistics and Details

Seasonal availability and duration:

  • There are two apprenticeship spots available from the end of May-Mid August.
  • There is one apprenticeship spot available from the end of May through November.
  • Hours will be around 20 per week.

Compensation: Apprentices receive compensation based on minimum wage, a share of the harvest, farm field trips and other learning opportunities.

Housing: Housing is not provided.

Transportation: Parking is available on-site, as are bicycle racks. We have a bus-stop on site (take the B1 bus from the New Haven Green), and we are walking distance from New Haven’s Westville neighborhood.

To Apply: Send a cover letter addressing your interest in this position and your resume by May 1st, 2018. Send to the Farm Manager at or mail to Attn: Farm Manager, 358 Springside Ave. New Haven CT 06515. Questions? Call 203.389.4333 ext. 1217

Massachusetts – Red Fire Farm hiring Multiple Positions

Various Locations, Massachusetts

As spring approaches we are now planning for our growing season on Red Fire Farm in beautiful Western Massachusetts.  Please share and post these positions to anyone you know looking for farm work on an organic farm. Thank you!

Tractor Operator

Experienced tractor operators or mechanically minded farmers looking to get into tractor operating. Two positions open, one in Granby, one in Montague, MA.

Fruit Grower, Tractor Operator and Manager in Training

This position is for someone with substantial tractor experience and some experience in growing various fruits who is looking to develop their farm management skills over the next several seasons.  It is located in Granby, Massachusetts.

Greenhouse and Flower Assistant, Montague, MA

Greenhouse Assistant and Field Crew, Montague, MA

Farm Intern

This position is ideal for someone relatively new to commercial farming who is seeking to gain solid real world experience.


To apply, please email cover letter outlining relevant experience, resume, and three references to You can also reach us there for any questions.

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New Hampshire – Heron Pond Farm hiring Tomato Intern

South Hampton, New Hampshire

Heron Pond Farm in South Hampton, NH is a four season farm that grows over 250 varieties of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers. Farming year-round has allowed us to grow and maintain an incredibly skilled and experienced staff whose passion brings higher yields, quality and flavor to our food all year long.

Heron Pond Farm is currently hiring a full time paid tomato intern:

Heron Pond Farm  is hiring one full time paid tomato intern to work directly under our current tomato grower.

This position has room for growth and to potentially take over tomato management on the farm. We are looking for someone with an interest in spending most of the season on this particular crop. Farming experience is prefered but in-depth knowledge on growing tomatoes inside green houses and high tunnels isn’t a requirement. This position will be assisting in four early tomato greenhouses and an acre of high tunnels that  makes up our main season crop. We focus on extending the tomato season on both ends of the year.


Task include but are not limited to:

Opening and closing greenhouses/high tunnels daily depending on temperature and weather.

Staking and trellising in the high tunnels and clipping/tying in greenhouses.

Planting  and general maintenance of crop.

Irrigation management in all of the greenhouses/high tunnels.

Skinning and removing plastic on high tunnels.

Pruning and suckering.

Heron Pond is a 60-acre diversified vegetable farm so there will be moments where you may get pulled to help in other farm tasks.


Strong work ethic, dependable, and excellent attention to detail.

Enthusiasm and the ability to work at a fast pace both independently or as part of a team.

Ability to work in adverse weather (temperatures get fairly high in the high tunnels).

Valid drivers’ license and dependable transportation is a must.

Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Takes well to daily instructions with the ability to execute tasks on their own.

Past experience on a vegetable farm and/or a strong interest in tomato production are preferred.

Sense of humor and easy going personality would go a long way.

Compensation based off of prior work experience.



Please e-mail resumes to Greg Balog



Oregon – Rogue Farm Corps hiring Farm Interns

Various Locations, Oregon
APPLICATIONS ARE STILL OPEN FOR ROGUE FARM CORPS’ 2018 FARMER TRAINING PROGRAMS in Oregon. Please forward to anyone seeking an immersive on-farm training experience.

Are you looking to start a career in sustainable agriculture? RFC’s Internship Program is a great launching point for beginning farmers and ranchers with little or no previous experience.

The Internship Program is a full season entry-level residential program combining hands-on training and skills-based education in sustainable agriculture.

As an intern, you will live and train full-time on a host farm, receiving up to 1,500 hours of on-farm training and learning in-depth skills from your mentor. Your residential farm training experience is combined with farm tours, classes, and discussion circles throughout the region, as well as opportunities for independent study. Interns are exposed to a vast array of knowledge and expertise by engaging in the daily life of vibrant, agricultural communities.


The Internship is a hands-on learning experience. The vast majority of your time will be spent learning by doing. You will train alongside your mentor and independently to develop skills while accomplishing daily tasks that move your host farm along through the season.

Rogue Farm Corps works closely with farm mentors to provide you with a skill-based curriculum that is unique to your host farm.  Our Chapter Coordinators will conduct formal on-site evaluations with interns and host farmers to ensure that your education and training goals are being met.


To augment your training and learning at your host farm, you will join other interns in your local region for classes that teach practical skills as well as foundational concepts and knowledge, farm tours, discussion circles and potlucks throughout the agricultural region. These are led by Rogue Farm Corps staff, agricultural professionals, and expert farmers. You can expect a variety of teaching approaches and locations, from traditional classroom settings to experiential on-farm settings.


During the course of the farming season, every intern will complete an independent project, submit a report and make a short presentation at the end-of-season Closing Dinner. Examples of previous independent projects include raising a small flock of ducks for market, constructing a root crop storage room, developing recipe cards for market customers, and building an outdoor cob oven.


The Internship Program begins somewhere between March 15 and April 15 and concludes somewhere between October 15 and November 15 depending on your host farm.

Room, board, and stipend packages vary from farm to farm. In any case, you can expect safe, secure housing, farm-produced food and some staples, and a monthly stipend. Each host farmer determines the details.

To successfully complete the program, you will complete 1,000 to 1,500 hours of on-farm training time, submit weekly reflective journal entries, complete an independent project, and attend all outlined classes and farm tours.

For more information and to apply, please visit


Vermont – Smokey House Center hiring Community Farm Interns

Danby, Vermont

Smokey House Center in Danby, Vermont seeks two Community Farm Interns for the 2018 growing season. Interns will live on site and assist with all aspects of vegetable and other farm production in a manner that integrates education partners, visiting groups, and volunteers. We’re looking for dedicated, community-minded farm interns who want to hone their growing skills in a public-facing, educational farm setting.

Under the supervision of the Smokey House Farmer and Education Coordinator, the Community Farm Intern will assist with the day-to-day operations of the Community Farm, educational gardens, blueberries, Christmas trees, and grounds.

Responsibilities include:

  • Seeding, transplanting, cultivation, harvesting, processing and distribution of Community Farm root crops,
  • Light maintenance activities and repairs to Community Farm equipment, facilities, and tools,
  • Tending to blueberry/raspberry production including mulching, pruning, mowing, and pick-your-own sales, possibly attending local farmers market during berry season,
  • Help implement, build and care for a small poultry operation,
  • Farm site and grounds maintenance including mowing, string-trimming, tree care, and fencing repair,
  • Attending and assisting with farm education workshops and Community Farm events,
  • Some possible activity/engagement with the Day Camp program for local youth,
  • Leading some weekly public volunteer sessions.

The Smokey House Center Community Farm is pursuing Organic certification in 2018. We use hand tools and some limited mechanical cultivation.


Some farming and cultivation experience is helpful, though it is not required. Capacity for physical work 6-8 hours a day, comfort working in all weather conditions, ability to bend and lift.  Must have a positive attitude and interest in work with folks of all ages. This is a growing community space and we are looking for interns who are excited about engaging with visitors and volunteers.  An ideal candidate will be able to stay on through the fall, which is when the bulk of our harvest, distribution, and programming happen. We will entertain applications for summer interns. Start date negotiable.


  • Shared Housing
  • Stipend
  • Educational and mentorship opportunities in a beautiful location.

About Smokey House Center:

Land. Agriculture. Learning.

For over forty years, Smokey House Center has used our incredible 5,000-acre land resource as a stunning backdrop for youth development and education. Smokey House Center’s fundamental purpose is to maintain a working landscape that promotes sustainable agricultural and forestry practices while engaging people in meaningful ways. The Smokey House Community Farm project grows food with local youth, visitors, and volunteers for donation to food security and other community food programs.

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to

Learn more about Smokey House Center at



Massachusetts – Red Shirt Farm hiring Interns

Lanesborough, Massachusetts

Red Shirt Farm is Hiring Interns for 2018

Contact: Jim Schultz

Phone: 413-822-9250



Farm Description – Red Shirt Farm is a 13-acre (3 leased), diversified, sustainable farm in Lanesborough, Massachusetts in the heart of the Berkshire Mountains operated by Jim and Annie Schultz. We began developing the farm in 2000 and have run it as a commercial operation for the last 6 years.

We use ecologically-based, regenerative methods to grow 2 acres of mixed vegetables which we provide to a 65-family CSA, several wholesale accounts and a farmers market. No pesticides, herbicides or chemicals of any kind are used on the farm and we practice permaculture-based, Biodynamics-inspired no-till methods in our vegetable production and orchard and pasture management. We make the majority of the compost that we use on the farm and are actively engaged in remineralizing our soil. A small, multi-species permaculture orchard is just coming into production.

Our infrastructure is constantly evolving but we currently have a barn with vegetable wash area and walk-in coolers, a heated propagation house, two large greenhouses and a mobile high tunnel. The farm is solar-powered and we use a climate battery to heat one of our three greenhouses year-round. We use a wide spectrum of tools appropriate to the task at hand including a tractor, a BCS walk-behind tractor, and a variety of human-powered implements and hand tools.

Animals are an integral part of our operation. We selectively breed, hatch and raise heritage, pastured chickens and turkeys for meat and eggs. Our poultry is processed humanely on-farm under a Massachusetts state license. We also raise heritage feeder pigs on pasture. Several bee hives are kept for pollination and honey production. Our dog, Jansen, and two cats keep a watchful eye on the farm and keep us company.

Job Description – Our interns participate in all aspects of the farm’s operations, including the philosophy of sustainable methods, the logistics of managing a diverse vegetable and animal farm, and marketing. Interns will be exposed to greenhouse propagation, soil amending, cover cropping, bed preparation, weed control, pest management, harvesting and season extension, as well as animal husbandry and humane processing. The internship entails about 45 hours of work per week, including marketing at the CSA or farmers market for half a day on Saturdays.

Start/End Dates – Early April – Late November

Application Deadline – Rolling Admission until positions are filled

Desired Skills – Although prior farming experience is not strictly necessary, our apprenticeship program is designed for those with a serious professional interest in agriculture.  Aside from demonstrating a strong interest in sustainable agriculture, you are our ideal candidate if you are honest, responsible, respectful and reliable. You should be self-motivated; take pride in doing high quality work; work well with others and individually; have a good sense of humor and a desire to have fun; and be excited about living in community with others. Good people skills are important—you should display a friendly, energetic and engaged demeanor when interacting with CSA members and customers farmers markets, and be comfortable interacting and leading volunteers, student work groups and WWOOFers. Finally, you should find pleasure in physical work in all weather conditions, be able to lift 55 lbs and have a valid driver’s license.

Compensation and living arrangements– Apprentices receive room and board on the farm as well as a $200/week stipend.  Housing is available as either a room within the farmhouse or in an adjoining studio apartment.  Both housing options offer a private bathroom. Other amenities include workers compensation insurance, wireless internet, laundry facilities, and farm produce for personal use.

Meals are typically cooked and eaten communally, with rotating responsibilities both in the kitchen and around the farmhouse.  We eat a primarily veggie-centric diet supplemented with protein raised on the farm.

Education – Interns receive substantial education in all aspects of running a small-scale, diversified farm, and enjoy access to the farm’s large agricultural library. Interns are also given the opportunity to participate in CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training), which includes regular half-day visits to other farms in the area and in the annual NOFA Summer Conference.  If there is interest, interns can learn about and participate in food preservation, yoghurt making, bee-keeping and harvesting honey.

Recreational opportunities

The Berkshires is a cultural mecca and a paradise for outdoors enthusiasts. The area boasts over a hundred cultural attractions, many of them world renowned. Take in a concert at Tanglewood; see a show at the Williamstown Theater Festival, Shakespeare and Company or the Barrington Stage; or enjoy art exhibits at the Clark Art Institute, Mass MoCA or the Norman Rockwell Museum. We’re located right at the base of Mt. Greylock, the state’s highest peak—just head out the door to go for a hike, mountain bike or trail run. A number of other state parks dot the area. Take a dip at Pontoosuc Lake, Wahconah Falls or Margaret Lindley Park, all just minutes away. Three other farms in the area host apprentices—make some new friends and hang out after work. Grab a book from our extensive sustainable ag library and add some book learning to your new-found hands-on skills.

How to Apply

Email is our preferred method of contact for questions or if you are interested in working with us: Please send a cover letter and a resume if you have one. For more information about the farm check out our website: