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Intern at Loutet Farm

We are not looking simply for labourers, but for people keen to learn as much as they can about running a successful urban farming operation.

Our hope is that our volunteer interns will leave the program feeling confident that they have a solid base of understanding in how to run a small urban farm operation.

Become an Intern

 Internship Details

  • March – October
  • 8 hours (1 day) a week (day is flexible, but must be Monday-Friday)
  • Must be able to attend 1 market per month (Wed. afternoon or Sat morning, May-October)
  • Access to produce

Learning Opportunities

  • Field prep/planning: compost and soil management, season extension, crop rotation
  • Seeding/propagation: direct seeding, seedling starting and maintenance, transplanting
  • Crop maintenance: pruning, thinning, weed and pest management
  • Harvesting and post-harvest preparation
  • Marketing produce and managing a farm market
  • Community outreach and events
  • Flower harvest and arranging for market

What We’re Looking For

  • Self-motivated and passionate about growing food in the city
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Respectful, compassionate and a team player
  • Able to perform repetitive, physical labour


  • Lived experience as a non-binary, trans, and/or BIPOC person
  • Experience working with diverse volunteers
  • Basic horticultural or construction skills
  • Experience with outdoor/experiential education
  • Physically fit and able to squat, bend and lift at least 40lbs

How to Apply

Please send a brief letter (max 500 words) outlining the following:

  • Relevant experience
  • Skills that you will bring to the team
  • What you hope to gain from such an internship experience
  • Specific interests or topics that you would like to learn more about

Send email to with the subject line “Internship”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. All shortlisted candidates will be required to fulfill an interview and complete a Criminal Record Check. We recruit interns in February and March.

We look forward to your application!

Reference letters available upon completion of internship.