About the Internship:As a high school intern you will experience all aspects of market farming including planting, weeding, harvesting, and possibly marketing and sales. You can expect to do demanding physical activity on a regular basis in the heat of summer and in the rain. You will receive a 45 minute lunch and at least two ten minute breaks (more depending on the heat). High school interns are not expected to work if the temperature go above 100 degrees. You will be expected to learn the names of the different crops we sell, and gain familiarity with our methods of growing, washing, and packing produce, as well as the tools we use.
As an intern you are expected to commit at least 80 hours to the farm during the season and in return you will receive student service learning hours. If you do not work the full 80 hour commitment you will not receive any SSL hours, though there are exceptions. It is important that you schedule the weeks you plan to work and show up on those dates. No more than 6 high school interns can work on any one day. If you cannot work on a scheduled day it is important to contact us quickly so that we do not spend our day trying to locate you. You may also have to the opportunity to attend market with us. At the conclusion of your internship there may be opportunities to assume a paid temporary positions with the farm or represent us at market.
There is public bus service within 3 miles of the farm. We typically rely on students and parents to coordinate carpools to and from the farm. We will accept up to 20 interns this summer.
Student Service Learning Hours:All work done for The Farm at Our House will be counted as student service learning hours.
Please answer the following questions in no more than 3-4 sentences for each question. In order to apply you must submit this online application before May 1st and be sure to share this information with your parents or guardian