ARe you interested in FArming, Ranching or
Local Food Systems?
Spend the 2020 growing season interning with FARRMS!
FARRMS is here to help you explore opportunities, gain skills and build connections within sustainable agriculture in North Dakota. During a 20 week field-based internship, interns will be matched with a host farm that matches their own interests and aspirations. Interns will learn technical skills such as vegetable production, animal husbandry, marketing, and much more! Internships will begin May 18th, 2020 and conclude on October 5th, 2020. The end date of internships are flexible to accommodate students returning to school in the fall.
In addition to learning in the field, interns will tour other farms in North Dakota and engage with literature on sustainable agriculture and local food systems through weekly discussions with other interns.
Orientation: FARRMS provides program orientation to both host farmers and interns prior to the start of the internship on April 25th, 2020.
Application: Application can be found at the "Apply Here" button above.
Applications are due April 4th, 2020.
Placements will be assigned on April 10th, 2020.
Stipends: Stipends are provided for this learning experience. Reports about the learning experience will be submitted by interns to receive stipends.
If you are passionate about sustainability and local food systems, have a willingness to learn and a have a commitment to hard work - an exciting learning opportunity awaits!
Ideal Intern Candidates will:
Possess a strong interest and passion in farming as a career
Be willing to work hard and able to complete tasks in a timely manner regardless of
Be flexible, positive members of a team and community
Show timeliness and attention to detail
Work creatively to solve problems
Be excited to learn about the sustainable agriculture and food justice movements
Possess strong physical labor skills (e.g. squat, sit, stand, bend, lift, walk, carry
Possess the ability to both follow and give directions, seek assistance
Be willing to work early morning hours, evening hours and weekends; in all weather conditions
Be able to have a productive and learning relationship with others on the farm.
Possess a good attitude, even when performing mundane and routine tasks.
"I plan on staying in close contact with the agriculture community and working to try and improve the food system and access to clean, healthy food. I enjoy agricultural work because of the instant satisfaction it can supply in many tasks and look forward to continue growing both literally and figuratively."
FARRMS Intern, 2019
"Food is what unites us as human beings. This is a lens into how it is produced and enables you to learn skills and characteristics about yourself that you never knew existed."
FARRMS Intern, 2019