Dickinson College Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
553 Park Drive
Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania , 17007

Primary Contact: Jenn Halpin
Secondary Contact: Will Nelson

Primary Phone:
    Number: 7172451251
    Email: halpinj@dickinson.edu

    Email: nelsonw@dickinson.edu

Website: https://blogs.dickinson.edu/farm/apprentices/

Internship information
General Farm Description: Located in south-central Pennsylvania, the Dickinson College Farm is an 80-acre educational production farm that raises certified organic produce and grass-fed meat for campus and community consumption, in addition to serving as a resource for academic and agricultural training interests.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: Late May 2022
Internship Ends: Late November 2022
Number of Internship Available: 6
Application Deadline: Final deadline for the Dickinson College Farm 2022 Apprenticeship Program is February 21st, 2022 but applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Minimum Length of Stay: Duration of internship

Internship Details:

Six-Month Farm-Based Leadership Training Apprenticeship
The Dickinson College Farm Leadership Training Apprenticeship offers a unique opportunity for full-time employment rooted in hands-on learning. This six-month farm-based position is geared toward building professional skill sets in project management, group leadership, technical know-how, and networking within the context of an educational production farm. The position runs from late May until late November 2022 and includes a competitive hourly pay plus on-farm, off-grid housing, and amenities.

As an apprentice, you will gain the skills, experience, and knowledge needed to advance toward leadership roles within the professional arena. In addition to farm-specific training, this experience is applicable to furthering academic studies and employment opportunities related to food systems, sustainability, and education.

More details on the 2022 Farm-Based Leadership Apprenticeship and an application can be found at

Applications are reviewed as they are received. Final deadline for the Dickinson College Farm 2022 Apprenticeship Program is February 21st, 2022.

Educational Opportunities: Yes. Please see the job description, https://blogs.dickinson.edu/farm/apprentices/

Skills Desired: The majority of farm apprenticeship training is hands-on, supplemented by educational sessions, field trips, and optional readings. During the summer months, apprentices will be part of a team made up of student employees, full-time farm staff, and fellow apprentices. Apprentices will be asked to take the lead on work assignments, as well as work as a team member. When classes resume in the fall, apprentices will take much more of a leadership role on the farm, leading students and volunteers on tasks and work projects.

Meals: No

Stipend: Yes

Housing: In addition to earning an hourly pay wage, apprentices are provided housing in one of the farm’s yurts which are off the grid and fully furnished. Apprentices will share a kitchen, common room, and bathroom facility. Food raised on the farm is up for grabs to our apprentices, including free produce and discounted access to retail items such as meat and eggs from the farm.

Preferred method of Contact: email