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Internship Opportunities

Summer Agriculture & Farm Hospitality College Internship

Objective:

  • To offer college students the opportunity to learn about modern sustainable agriculture, direct marketing and ecology while earning a fair salary in a pleasant family farm environment.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Harvest supervisor for strawberry and blueberry crops
  • Harvest-Your-Own operations (cashier, field supervision, parking, customer service)
  • Agricultural duties (weeding, pruning, harvesting)
  • Farm educator
  • Other farm maintenance tasks, such as: cleaning, painting, produce box folding, farm kitchen duties (post-harvest handling, produce preservation and food preparation)

Qualifications:

  • Team player, positive attitude, outgoing personality
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good physical health: comfortable standing for 8 hours, able to lift 50 lbs, and to perform demanding work at a fast farm pace
  • Able to work in all weather conditions (including extreme heat and rain)
  • Sincere interest in learning about sustainable agriculture, conservation, and eating healthy/locally

Time Commitments:

  • Full-time summer commitment for 12 weeks, from May 22 to August 11 (apx. 400 hours over 12 weeks; weather/crop dependent)
  • Must work weekend and some evening hours, including holidays (such as Memorial Day and July 4th)
  • Strawberry season (June) - 6 day work weeks, with Sunday afternoons and one weekday off
  • Blueberry season (July/August) - 5 day work weeks, with Sundays and Mondays off
  • One 3-day weekend granted in July, as assigned by managers
  • Work days can start as early as 7:30am and can finish as late as 7pm (varies); typical shift is 8 hours

Educational Experiences:

  • Strawberry/Farm training before start of retail season (apx. 15 hours of structured lessons)
  • Blueberry/Summer Agricultural Work training in July (apx. 8 hours of structured lessons)
  • Project-oriented, on-the-job instruction on agricultural techniques, farm products, and direct marketing

Compensation Notes:

  • Pay is at an hourly rate and payroll is on a bi-weekly basis
  • Compensation relates to amount of work and dedication to the completion of summer farm work
  • Successful returning farm interns will have experienced job status and can be compensated as such
  • Retail clothing (t-shirts, caps) provided
  • Housing/Transportation is not provided

 

 
Applications will be accepted through March 4, 2019.
 
Interviews will be conducted in-person at the farm in January and March (as we try to hold them during students' breaks).
 

For other part-time/seasonal positions, applications are available at our Farm Office at 606 Walnut Tree Hill Road in Shelton.

 

Thank you for your interest in working at Jones Family Farms.

Be good to the land and the land will be good to you.

Philip James JONES, FARM FOUNDER, 1821-1912