Last Updated On: enero 31st, 2023 at 02:45PM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
365 County Road A11a
Montezuma, New Mexico, 87731
Primary Contact: Ben Gillock
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Small vegetable farm of an international high school. One acre of growing area, 19 acres of habitat preservation and ecological restoration.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 5/23
Internship Ends: 8/15
Number of Internship Available: 3
Application Deadline: 4/20
Minimum Length of Stay: 12 weeks
UWC-USA Agroecology Research Center Internship Program
The United World College-USA is an international residential high school located in Montezuma, NM that serves 240 students from over 90 nations. The Agroecology Research Center (ARC) is UWC-USA’s school farm and Ecological Field Station. Located on 20 acres along the Gallinas river, the ARC grows fresh vegetables for use in the school dining hall, supplying over 7000lbs of produce each year. During the school year, student farm crews work 5 days a week to run all aspects of the farm. During summer break, the ARC relies on a farm fellow and interns working under the supervision of the Farm Manager to maintain farm operations.
UWC-USA is currently seeking one fellow and two interns to work for a 12-week period during the 2022 summer season from approx 5/23 – 8/15.
- Under the supervision of the Farm Manager, engage in all growing activities, including bed preparation, planting, weeding, harvesting, irrigation and other miscellaneous tasks
- Tend to the chicken flock, including opening and closing each workday, making sure food and water is available, and collecting eggs
- Take full responsibility for all farm operations one day each week, to allow time off for other team members
- Communicate in a clear and timely manner about any issues impacting farm work.
- Fellow: Supervise interns in accomplishing the above
- Fellow: Work five days a week, 6 hours a day for the full 12 week period of 5/23-8/15
- Interns: Work 4 days a week, 4 hours a day for the full 12 week period of 5/23-8/15
- Previous experience with manual labor.
- Previous experience working outdoors.
- A joyful approach to work, and a constructive approach to problem solving.
- Excellent verbal communication skills.
- Excellent references.
- Fellow: Previous experience in sustainable agriculture
- Housing on UWC-USA’s Montezuma Campus, in a private room with access to shared bathroom and kitchen facilities
- Fellow: $375/week stipend ($12.50/hr plus housing, amenities & produce)
- Interns: $150/week stipend ($10/hr plus housing, amenities & produce)
- Free high-speed wireless internet
- Access to campus amenities (Laundry, Gymnasium, Library, etc).
- A dozen fresh eggs per week and a personal portion of all vegetable harvests.
- Kitchen facilities must be kept clean at all times. Failure to do so may result in loss of kitchen access or termination.
- UWC-USA housing facilities should be treated respectfully and left in as good condition as they were found. Any maintenance needs should be immediately reported to the ARC Manager, who will report them to the Facilities Department
- No smoking of any kind is permitted on the UWC-USA campus.
- Use of illegal drugs will result in immediate termination.
- Alcohol consumption by persons of legal age is permitted in their personal living space, in moderation. UWC-USA reserves the right to terminate individuals whose drinking impacts the community or their work performance. – No pets allowed on campus.
- Interns must have their own transportation arrangements. UWC-USA cannot provide transportation services to interns.
- Throughout the summer, various programs may be running on campus, including those involving minors. Interns are expected to behave professionally and courteously around all summer program participants.
To apply: please send resume and references to Ben.Gillock@uwc-usa.org. Application deadline is April 20, 2022
Educational Opportunities: Interns and Fellow will have access to a wide range of learning opportunities, primarily in the skills of sustainable agriculture, but also in botany, forestry,
Skills Desired: see description
Preferred method of Contact: email