Hidden Villa Farming Internships

Contact information
Farm Address:
26870 Moody Road

Los Altos Hills , California , 98826

Primary Contact: Sofia Pablo-Hoshino
Secondary Contact:

Primary Phone:

    Number: 650-949-6327

Secondary Phone



Website: https://www.hiddenvilla.org/programs/catalog/116-farming-internship/re


Internship information
General Farm Description: "Hidden Villa is a nonprofit educational organization with a mission is to inspire a just and sustainable future through our programs, land, and legacy. Hidden Villa stretches over 1,600 acres of open space in the foothills of the Eastern Santa Cruz Mountains, about 40 miles south of San Francisco. We are seeking an energetic, responsible team player to fill our Agriculture Intern position. The position runs for about 10 months from April to January."

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: 4/1/2019
Internship Ends: 1/31/2020
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: 1/15/2019
Minimum Length of Stay: 10 months

Internship Details:


The general responsibility of the farm intern is to work directly under the supervision of the Farm Manager and Assistant Farm Manager as a member of the five-person farm crew. This is physically demanding farm work that involves all aspects of our farm's production. This internship provides the opportunity to live, work and learn on an organic farm and to participate in classes and other opportunities. This internship is a farmer-in-training program.

Working Hours: Monday to Friday (8-5 minimum) with seasonal extended hours, and alternating weekend responsibilities (1-2 hours).


Field work: seeding, transplantation, weeding, harvesting, irrigation, some tractor work, etc.
Assisting in the operation of Hidden Villa's Community Supported Agriculture Program and Flower Program
Training and overseeing volunteer activities
Performing basic ranch maintenance tasks and simple repairs
Participate in Hidden Villa meetings, community programs, and donor events”

Educational Opportunities: "Program Benefits Hidden Villa's Residential Internship Program is contributing to the next generation of green educators, innovative farmers, and thoughtful nonprofit leaders. As a participant in this program you will gain: Training and experience working on a farm at an educational non-profit Access to the Hidden Villa Intern Alumni network and mentorship opportunities to further career goals Professional Development - Attendance at EcoFarm and visits to local farms Weekly Educational Workshops (excluding June-August) focused on sustainable systems, education, and leadership"

Skills Desired: "Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Candidates must be at least 18 years of age with the ability to work outside performing manual labor. Valid driver's license and clean driving record (no major infractions). Documentation establishing your right to work in the United States is required along with submission of fingerprints and the subsequent successful background check. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS A candidate with basic knowledge of plants and an interest in sustainable agriculture and farm management is desired. Candidates must be self-starters with the ability to work independently and must be able to work with a diverse group of children and adults, including volunteers."

Meals: "This position is a full-time, 10 month long, residential, agriculturally exempt position. A stipend of $750/month is provided. Benefits include: professional development, housing, seasonal produce, meat & dairy products from the farm when available, holiday time, vacation and sick leave. Although it is the responsibility of the intern to obtain health insurance, we do offer resources that will help you navigate the process. Hidden Villa is a non-smoking environment. We will interview on a rolling basis starting November 26, 2018 and close the applications on January 15, 2019. Please submit a cover letter, resume and completed Internship Application. Call or email Sofia with questions to internships@hiddenvilla.org or 650-949-6327. "

Stipend: "This position is a full-time, 10 month long, residential, agriculturally exempt position. A stipend of $750/month is provided."

Housing: Housing in a 3 bedroom house or single cabin with access to the main house.

Preferred method of Contact: Email