Environmental Education and Organic Farming Internship

White Oak Farm and Education Center

Williams , Oregon

An internship at White Oak farm is focused on teaching skills and techniques including organic farming for market, CSA, and seed production, children’s education, and homesteading. Specific farming skills include: care of livestock, planting, cultivation, harvesting, marketing, food preservation, and forestry.  Specific children's education skills include: cooking with children, farm tasks with various ages, forest walks and activities, stories, songs, and games, CPR training, Wilderness First Aid training, nature crafts, art projects, and how non-profit educational programs are organized with public schools, community members, and other non-profit organizations serving youth.

Interns will have the opportunity to learn organic farming through hands-on experiential participation in the tasks of the farm, and through classes and tours of area farms. In partnership with Rogue Farm Corps (www.roguefarmcorps.org) 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 covers our interns’ fees for participating in this great educational program.

The Farm 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, children’s environmental education and homesteading. 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 wall tent, staple foods, farm fruits and vegetables, and access to farm facilities including kitchen, phone, internet, showers, ponds, and a sauna.  Interns also receive a stipend.  Responsibilities of the Farm Internship include five days per week on the farm as well as daily chores. Farm interns are also expected to communicate clearly, be self-motivated, and work hard.

Our Internship program runs from April 1st to October 31, with a one month trial period. Prior experience in aspects of farming and/or children’s education is recommended for participation.

For a recent intern’s perspective on life at White Oak, check out our blog

HOW TO APPLY

To apply please send a cover letter describing your relevant experiences and interests, and specifying which internship program you are applying for, along with a resume and references to info@whiteoakfarmcsa.org

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