The Rodale Institute is seeking enthusiastic and driven individuals with a positive spirit to apply for an internship at the St. Luke’s Rodale Institute Organic Farm. The farm is a partnership between the Rodale Institute and St. Luke’s Hospital to create an innovative farm-to-institute model. This intern would work with the St. Luke’s Farmers to produce and deliver safe, healthy, organic produce to all the hospitals in the St. Luke’s Health Network.
Responsibilities Could Include:
- Greenhouse tasks
- Fieldwork (planting, harvesting, etc)
- Weed and Pest Management
- Maintain Organic and GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) records
- Assisting with farm tours and education
- All interns are also expected to choose a project depending on their farm interests and passions
- Previous experience is not required, but encouraged
- Interest in agriculture, food and farming, with a commitment to an organic planet
- Incredibly organized, attentive to detail, with the ability to work independently, multi-task and be a team player
- Able to lift 40 pounds
- Willingness to work outside in all weather conditions
Interns must be committed to the farm’s success, and in turn, the farm will be committed to the intern’s success. The program strives to help launch interns into a farming (or farm-related) career by proving a solid foundation in agriculture and helping interns make connections in the field of agriculture.
Location: St. Luke’s Hospital Anderson Campus located in Easton, PA.
Compensation: Interns will receive housing at the St.Luke’s farm campus, as well as a weekly CSA share of produce from the farm. Interns will receive an hourly wage based on on-site or off-site living status.
Schedule: An ideal candidate for an internship must commit to at least 40 hours/week for a minimum of 12 weeks. Interns will also be expected to help with Sunday watering chores on a rotating basis as needed.
Start Date: June 1, 2020
To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Stephanie Zimmermann-Schmitt, Farm Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadlines: Applications will close when all four internship positions are filled. If you are interested in an internship that does not meet the minimum duration, please contact Stephanie Zimmermann-Schmitt, as exceptions can sometimes be made based on the needs of Rodale Institute.
About Rodale Institute: Rodale Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach. For seventy years, the Institute has been researching the best practices of organic agriculture and sharing findings with farmers and scientists throughout the world, advocating for policies that support farmers, and educating consumers about how going organic is the healthiest option for people and the planet.