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
- 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
- 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 email@example.com 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.