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Closed for our annual winter break. Stay well!

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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, guest services, and ecology.

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 from May 25 to August 8
  • 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 two weekdays off
  • Work days can start as early as 7:30am and can finish as late as 7:30pm (varies with the season); typical shift is 7-8 hours

Educational Experiences:

  • Strawberry/Farm training before start of harvest season (apx. 20 hours of structured lessons)
  • Blueberry/Summer Agricultural Work training in July (apx. 8 hours of structured lessons)
  • On-the-job instruction on agricultural techniques 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
  • Housing/Transportation is not provided

 

Applications for Summer 2021 now Available: click HERE

 

For other Winery, Kitchen and Agricultural part-time/seasonal positions, applications are available at our Farm Office

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