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Organic agriculture internship (students only)
Start date: May 1st 2018 End Date: August 31st 2018
JOB DESCRIPTION The not-for-profit Hudson Food Collective operates the Hudson Heartbeet Community Farm as a diversified organic vegetable/teaching/demonstration farm in Hudson, Qc. The position of organic (we will be officially certified by April 2018!) agriculture intern will provide experience for a full-time student over the summer (May to August) to acquire hands on skills in all aspects of organic small-scale farm operations.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Field work: bed prep, seeding, transplanting, weeding, thinning, harvesting.
Washstation: washing, sorting, cleaning, packing, labeling all crops, inventories, organizing.
Distribution: Assisting with CSA drop-off.
Participate in organic soil management activities including mulching, soil amendments and cover cropping. (We are working with a heavy clay and are putting into place multiple practices to improve our soil texture, structure and workability).
Assist with organic certification processes and help maintain records.
Assist with irrigation system set-up, upkeep and use.
Help setting up the farm store, CSA drop-off (on farm) and special events at the farm.
Act as resource & work with farm visitors/work-exchangers at the farm.
Other duties as assigned
Participate in outreach activities including farm event, educational activities on farm, workshops, etc.
Must be enrolled as a full-time student for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years (the year before the internship and the following year).
We are looking for reliable, responsible and hardworking individuals who are able to follow directions and communicate well with others.
Excellent people skills, initiative, and the ability to work well both independently and as a team are necessary.
The physical ability to work daily with hands, wrists, knees and back, to walk much of the day, to stoop, kneel, lift and twist and to lift 30 pounds regularly are required.
Interns should expect to work outside in all weather conditions.
While previous farming experience is preferred, it is not required, however it is essential that candidates are committed to the farming lifestyle and all that it demands.
Preferrance given to students in a related field (ie. agriculture, environment, agronomy, etc.)
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
This is a full time position, 40 hours per week, for 16 weeks @ $11.50/hr. May 1st – August 31st, 2018. 5 days/week. 2 weeks vacation (unpaid) can be scheduled during the summer.
The farm managers do not live on the farm, but have accomodation possibilities for the farm intern if need be.
HOW TO APPLY
Send your CV and one paragraph explaining your interest and relevant experience for the position to firstname.lastname@example.org .
DUE DATE TO APPLY
January 1st, 2018
Student Media Relations Internship
Start date: July 1st, 2018 End date: October 31st, 2018
Description: The Hudson Heartbeet Community Farm needs a story teller. Someone that can capture the activities on the farm and share it with the world through writing a weekly newsletter and posting on the farm’s facebook, instagram and website. The intern will visit the farm on a weekly basis from July until October to document the farming season. This is an opportunity for a student to immerse themselves into the everyday functions of a community farm; from work in the field to attending the market and periodic workshops. This internship can be part of an accredited course code for undergraduates in any program. Assistance is available to to find and coordinate an appropriate internship course. The farm team is looking for someone that is passionate about organic agriculture and community building. They can expect a summer filled with sunshine, nature, fresh food and to go home with a vegetable basket every week!
Coming out to the farm once a week
Write the Weekly newsletter
that week’s basket
a moment at the farm (sent in by the farm managers)
Taking photo documentation
Writing blog posts
Coordinating with local media
Upkeep on the facebook, instagram and website of the farm
Must be an undergrad student at Concordia
Motivation/passion for the project
Excellent writing and editing skills
Ability to synthesize information
Ability to work autonomously
Knows when to ask for support
Ability to take photographs
Transport must be arranged independently (however train and bicycles are options)
Bilingual is a plus!
In exchange for all the hard work the student will receive:
Our commitment as internship supervisors for an accredited internship course at Concordia University
A weekly vegetable basket from the farm
The ability to camp out on the farm manager’s property