09 Mar How can I find a farming internship in the Northeast?
Answer: A good place to start is ATTRA’s internship database, one of the most utilized farm internship sites in the country. You can narrow a search by location or by enterprise. It is available at https://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/internships/. It is also a good idea to check with each state’s sustainable/organic farming organization. These organizations usually have listings online or in their classified newsletter sections.Starting in Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) hosts a jobs/internship listing at www.pasafarming.org/classifieds/sections/jobs-interships. Moving North, each individual state in New England (except Maine) has its own chapter for NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association). The main NOFA website is www.nofa.org and you can access each state’s website from there. In addition, NOFA publishes a fantastic journal, The Natural Farmer, and you may want to get the latest issue to search through its classified ads for internships. Maine has its own state organization, Maine Organic Farming & Gardening Association (MOFGA), which is another great resource. To learn more, visit www.mofga.org/. Here are a few additional possibilities:Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Grouphttp://nesawg.org/resources/job-listingsBeginning Farmerswww.beginningfarmers.org/internship-and-employment-opportunities/Rodale Institutehttp://rodaleinstitute.org/agriculture-supported-communities-asc-internships-available/