Eliada Farms Internship 2024

Contact information
Farm Address:
2 Compton Drive
Asheville, North Carolina, 28806

Primary Contact: Erica Blumenfeld
Primary Phone:
    Number: 828-348-3387
    Email: eblumenfeld@eliada.org

Website: https://www.eliada.org/campus-farm-program/

Internship information
General Farm Description: Situated on a 320-acre campus located in Asheville, NC we are a non-profit production and educational farm growing produce, teaching garden-based education, and hosting agritourism events as part of a larger organization, Eliada Home. We have a 1/4 acre Learning Garden, 3-season hoophouse, and year-round geodesic dome in vegetable, herb, and fruit production. We also have a 6-acre field where we host an annual Corn Maze. We use sustainable and organic growing practices and are able to grow year-round.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: Flexible: April/May
Internship Ends: Flexible: October/November
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: April 1
Minimum Length of Stay: Flexible:1-2 months

Internship Details:

Job Type

Part-time Seasonal Internship 2024



Eliada Homes, Inc. is seeking a Seasonal Farm intern whose part-time work will directly and indirectly impact the lives and needs of our students, their families, and our community. Eliada’s Campus Farm Program was revitalized in 2018 as a return to Eliada’s agricultural roots, to provide fresh local produce to the children and greater community.  Eliada has offered rewarding, impactful, and meaningful work for over 100 years making us one of the longest-running nonprofits in the Asheville area and the state of North Carolina.


Positions & Qualifications:


Food Production/Farm Educator Intern

Major Responsibilities:

  • Maintain upkeep of all Eliada’s gardens (Grow Dome, Hoophouse & Learning Garden)
  • Seed starting, transplanting, watering, and harvesting fruits and vegetables.
  • Facilitating educational classes surrounding nutrition, agriscience, biology, and summer gardening activities.


  • Some background experience in agriculture or education or equivalent certifications/experience
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable by Eliada’s insurance carriers.
  • Ability to lift 50lbs.
  • Reliable and consistent transportation.
  • Seeking someone available approx.10-15 hrs/week


This internship falls under the supervision of the Farm Director. We are seeking individuals willing to work weekdays primarily over the summer months. This position is unpaid.


Contact: Please fill out an application on our job openings website: Employment Opportunities – Eliada Homes

Submit your resume and references to our Farm Director: Erica Blumenfeld eblumenfeld@eliada.org

Educational Opportunities: Based on their track, will have opportunities to learn a variety of skills about how to run a non-profit farm and grow food, as well as leading classes, volunteer groups, and marketing and communications aspects of the program.

Skills Desired: Some basic plant care skills for the garden internship and basic computer skills for the marketing and communications internship are required.

Meals: No

Stipend: No

Housing: No

Preferred method of Contact: Email