White Oak Farm is again offering a unique Internship Program in 2012. We have two positions available, beginning April 1st. The program will be focused on teaching skills and techniques including organic farming for market, CSA, and seed production; natural building; children’s education, and homesteading. Specific skills include: care of livestock, planting, cultivation, harvesting, marketing, food preservation, carpentry, and forestry. Interns will have the opportunity to learn through hands-on experiential participation in the tasks of the farm, as well as through a self-directed project, and through classes and tours of area farms. In partnership with Rogue Farm Corps (RFC) we are happy to offer the opportunity to participate in the Farms Next Internship Program. This program links local interns with each other and with other farms through a series of classes, tours and events.
White Oak Farm & Education Center is a non-profit organic farm located in the beautiful Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon. We are a working farm as well as a sustainable-living education center located on 62 acres of farm and forest land in rural Williams, Oregon. The farm provides a wide diversity of produce for our local farmers market and CSA, holds children’s education events throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall, and hosts classes for adults in subjects such as Natural Building and Organic Farming. We operate these many programs with a small year-round staff, seasonal interns, and many dedicated volunteers.
The Internship Program at White Oak Farm is designed to provide experience to people with an interest in developing their knowledge and skills for a life and career in farming, natural building, and children’s environmental education. The program requires hard work, a good attitude, the ability to live and work with others, and self-motivation. Interns receive simple housing in their own tipi, staple foods, farm fruits and vegetables, and access to farm facilities including kitchen, phone, internet, showers, ponds, and a sauna. Responsibilities of the Internship include four days per week on the farm as well as daily chores. Interns are also expected to communicate clearly, self-motivate, and work hard.
The Internship runs from April 1 to October 1. There is a one month trial period at the beginning of the program. Prior experience in aspects of farm life and/or children’s education is required for participation in the internship program. A visit to the farm is strongly encouraged during the winter months.
To apply please send a cover letter describing your relevant experiences and interests, a resume and references to email@example.com