Maize Breeding Intern – Mandaamin Institute, Inc.

Contact information
Farm Address:
7194 Madaus St
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, 53147

Primary Contact: Unchatwa Stoddard
Secondary Contact: Walter Goldstein

Primary Phone:
    Number: 510-316-3139

Secondary Phone
    Number: 2623487534



Internship information
General Farm Description: The Mandaamin Institute, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has been breeding corn in Wisconsin since 2011. Walter Goldstein founded the organization after working 25 years as Research Director at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute. “Mandaamin” means Corn, or Corn Spirit, in the native Algonquian languages spoken by people who lived in Wisconsin when Europeans arrived. This name is appropriate for us because we use ancient varieties of grain to enhance the quality and sustainability of modern corn crops.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: May 1, 2024
Internship Ends: November 30, 2024
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: April 30, 2024
Minimum Length of Stay: 7 months

Internship Details:

We are seeking and will hire an intern for the seven month growing season (May through November).  We are looking for a physically capable and practical person with some experience with agriculture, machinery, and biodynamic/organic practice.  That person should have an interest in plants, plant breeding, and in working outside.

Educational Opportunities: This intern will be trained by Walter Goldstein in aspects of farming, seed breeding and seed production. 

Skills Desired: They will assist Dr. Goldstein and technicians in all phases of the work breeding maize.  The position is for seven months with possible extension.  

Meals: Meals and housing will be provided in lieu of $6450 stipend

Stipend: Costs are figured at $17,200 for salary

Housing: $6,450 for food and lodging

Preferred method of Contact: phone