2018 Internship Program: White Oak Farm will be offering a unique internship for 2018. The program will be focused on teaching skills and techniques including organic farming for market, CSA, and seed production; children’s education, and homesteading. Specific skills include: care of livestock, planting, cultivation, harvesting, marketing, food preservation, and forestry. Interns will have the opportunity to learn 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 four 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. We also offer a three month summer internship (primarily geared towards college students) with flexible dates June – September.
We will begin accepting applications in December 2017. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For a recent intern’s perspective on life at White Oak, check out our blog