Duke Farms Foundation

Contact information
Farm Address:
1112 Dukes Pkwy W
Hillsborough, New Jersey, 08844

Primary Contact: Lauren Salvatore
Primary Phone:
    Number: 9083976201
    Email: lsalvatore@dukefarms.org

Website: https://www.dukefarms.org

Internship information
General Farm Description: Located in Hillsborough Township, New Jersey, Duke Farms is a leader in environmental stewardship and inspires visitors to become informed stewards of the land. It is a place of education, enjoyment and research that enhances the environmental health of the region. Through the beauty of its natural setting, the diversity of its wildlife, and the scope and quality of its educational programs, demonstrations and research, Duke Farms inspires people to transform their approach to conservation and to start building a more sustainable future. The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s mission, grantmaking programs, museums and centers are guided by Doris Duke’s will and operated through five related philanthropies: the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, the Duke Farms Foundation, the Doris Duke Foundation and the Doris Duke Management Foundation. The Doris Duke philanthropies operate and support three sites in accordance with the wishes of Doris Duke. These properties, all former residences that belonged to Duke, now serve the public in ways that extend her legacy and advance the mission of the Doris Duke organizations. Duke Farms, her former residence in Hillsborough, N.J., is now 2,700-acre center for environmental stewardship. Our professional staff actively manages and stewards our land and resources to support ecological diversity, sustainability, natural beauty, and public engagement. Our wide-ranging stewardship efforts include a multi-faceted agriculture operation guided by ecological principles to enhance biodiversity and promote local, sustainable food production.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: April 4- flexible
Internship Ends: November 18
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: flexible
Minimum Length of Stay: flexible

Internship Details:

We’re looking for two growers to spend the season tending to our garden! Our garden supplies our on-site café with fresh, seasonal produce and also provides for our local food pantry. We grow in an enclosed plot, which includes a high tunnel, limited till rows and space for cover crops/fallow land. Growers will be involved in starting seeds and direct seeding, prepping rows, laying drip irrigation and hand watering if needed, setting up trellises and plant support, weeding, feeding plants, setting up and removing row cover, mowing between rows (push mower) and weedwhacking, harvesting and packing and delivering.

Important qualities are responsible and a self-starter. Some growing or gardening experience would be helpful. Please read the full job description linked below which includes application instructions. Thank you!


Educational Opportunities: Hands on training, opportunity to attend local or online trainings as they occur

Skills Desired: Some gardening or growing experience is preferred but willing to train the right candidate

Meals: No

Stipend: Yes, we offer competitive compensation, paid holidays and 401(k) plan with employer contribution equal to 15 percent of base pay

Housing: Yes

Preferred method of Contact: e-mail