Rainshadow Organics – 2024 Farm Apprentice

Contact information
Farm Address:
71290 Holmes Rd
Sisters, Oregon, 97759-9701

Primary Contact: Sarahlee Lawerence
Primary Phone:
    Number: 5419776746
    Email: info@rainshadoworganics.com

Website: https://www.rainshadoworganics.com

Internship information
General Farm Description: Rainshadow Organics is looking to hire incredible people to partake in our Paid Apprenticeship for the 2024 season. At Rainshadow, we are passionate about cultivating future farmers for what it will take to grow food in an ever changing and unpredictable climate. This apprenticeship is a full immersion into farming, preservation, and farm driven cuisine. The rigorous, educational experience is taught by a team of people who are truly stoked on food and farming. If you are looking for a lifestyle that nourishes both mind and body at a multi-faceted, full-diet organic farm, apply now! 

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: April 28th
Internship Ends: October 31st
Number of Internship Available: 5
Application Deadline: 3/31/24
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 months

Internship Details:

Seasonal Farm Apprentice

  • May-October
  • Average of 30-45 hours a week
  • 2 consecutive days off a week
  • $15 to $18/hr DOE
  • PTO for vacation, sick time, and mental health accrued at 1 hr per 30 hrs worked
  • 5% season completion bonus
  • $100 gear stipend 
  • Access to optional, affordable housing available


  • Being an integral part of an upbeat, fast-paced work environment
  • Participating in a full curriculum of real-life, hands-on farm education
  • Vegetable production including but not limited to bed preparation, planting, weeding, tending, harvesting, washing, packing, and cooking 

Who Do We Want

We are looking for inspired, driven learners who bring a positive power house of energy and fresh ideas to the farm. Team players are a must. You must be:

  • Enthusiastic to challenge oneself to master the sport and art that is farming
  • Committed to the season you’re contracted for
  • Excited to live as a member of our small and intimate community 
  • Able to lift and carry 50 lbs repeatedly 
  • Willing to work early/late days in a variety of fluctuating conditions including, but not limited to, heat, cold, smoke, etc.
  • Passionate about honing new skills, work ethic, decision making, and efficiencies 
  • Flexible in scheduling and intake of information


To apply, please submit your resume, three references, and a cover letter answering the following questions:

  1. Why are you interested in working at Rainshadow Organics?
  2. What are you looking to get out of this experience?
  3. How does this apprenticeship fit into your short and long term goals?
  4. Do you want to be a farmer? Why?
  5. Are you interested in a fast-paced, manual labor environment on a farm that produces a lot of food? Why?

Include contact and basic information:

  1. Name
  2. Preferred Pronouns
  3. Address
  4. Phone
  5. Email

And a few other straightforward details about yourself:

  1. Do you have a reliable vehicle?
  2. Can you drive a manual transmission?
  3. Do you have a valid driver’s license?
  4. Do you have health insurance?
  5. Do you have dietary restrictions?
  6. Allergies?
  7. Do you have any pets?

Please send your application to: info@rainshadoworganics.com


Educational Opportunities: See description

Skills Desired: See description

Meals: See description

Stipend: See description

Housing: See description

Preferred method of Contact: Email