2013 Summer Student Internships

Cardo’s Farm Project is a community farm and education center that serves the Denton Community by providing healthy food grown in harmony with the natural environment, and farm-based educational opportunities. CFP is seeking two agriculture interns for the 2013 Spring growing season. The general responsibility of the agriculture interns are to work directly under the supervision of the Farm Manager and Project Director as a member of the farm crew.  This is physically demanding farm work that involves all aspects of our farm’s production. This internship provides the opportunity to work and learn on a farm. This internship is a farmer-in-training program for those who wish to gain experience with and knowledge of raising chemical-free vegetables, farm-based educational programming, and community building and outreach.

Interns are expected to carry out farm tasks including but not limited to: sowing, transplanting, weeding, greenhouse work, farm maintenance, harvesting, some animal husbandry, guiding farm tours, and working with volunteers, the CSA program, and farmers market. New to the internship this season is a possibility to earn pay for additional work.

Dates of Internships: May 20, 2013- August 2, 2013

Working Hours: 8 hours per week; Days and times available are Tuesday 1:00-5:00PM, Wednesday 8:00A-12:00P, Friday 8:00-12:00P and/or 1:00-5:00pm. You have the option to work, 2-four hour shifts or all-day on Friday to fill your hourly requirements.

Work Requirements:

  • Eager to work outdoors in a variety of weather, properly     equipped.
  • Ability to work with groups of children and adults, and volunteers.
  • Must be a self-starter, at times must work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Lift at least 40 lbs.
  • Willingness to handle compost, soil, mud, manure, and occasionally animals such as livestock or insects.

Terms of Internship: This is a part-time, unpaid, non-residential position. There is no medical insurance provided and Cardo’s Farm Project does not obtain accident liability insurance. Obtaining coverage is the responsibility of the intern.

To Apply: Email resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references to marie@cardosfarmproject.com

Application deadlines:  May 1, 2013