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Farm Address:
14579 Blind Shady Rd.

Nevada City, California , 95959

Position Description:
Interns are a core element of our 12-14 person farm crew and they participate in all farm activities from greenhouse work to harvest, delivery, and farmer's markets. Interns work closely with the farm managers to maintain our complex and dynamic vegetable farm. This includes driving tractors, seeding, transplanting, lots of weeding and other crop care, irrigation, harvest, washing and packing produce, driving deliveries, working farmers markets, and other farm chores. Interns work Monday through Friday, 8+ hours per day, and are also responsible for helping with one CSA delivery per week, two Saturday farmers markets per month, and occasional minor...
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Internship Starts: 3/30/2020
Internship Ends: 11/22/2020

Farm Address:
12242 Meridian Rd
chico, California , 95973

Position Description:
We offer full time employment, while being immersed in the daily and seasonal flow of a successful farm operation. The positions are for full-time employment and is paid at $12/hr. On farm housing is free including power. We also offer bonuses and pay for unused sick leave. Our wage,performance bonuses,and free housing brings your compensation to a value of over $15.00/hr which is well above the living wage in our county. We operate year round with an average over the year of a 40/hr week. Winter weekly hours average 30/week which gives the crew a buffer for those stormy days,...
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Internship Starts: feb 15 2020
Internship Ends: feb 15 2021

Farm Address:
41601 Mountain View Road

Point Arena, California , 95468

Position Description:
An educational, hands-on experience in small-scale organic agriculture. Minimum 30 hours per week of field work and occasional educational discussions and field trips. Extensive practice in agricultural skills, from planning and field preparation through planting, weeding, harvesting and marketing, with opportunities to delve more deeply into areas of interest. Expect a serious, production-focused work environment and lots of repetitive manual labor. Communal living includes shared kitchen, family-style dinners, weekly community meetings, and rotating weekend farm duties. For more details and application, go to https://www.ozfarm.com/apply-2020

Internship Starts: April 1st, 2020
Internship Ends: November 16th, 2020

Farm Address:
PO Box 1392

Willow Creek, California , 95573

Position Description:
Summer season is coming to a close. We are looking ahead to the fall and winter seasons and would like to add 2 more crew members to our strong team. Are you interested in learning about organic agriculture while on the job? We are looking for motivated people who can handle the physical requirements of farm work as well as bring a positive presence to our farm. Duties may include hand weeding,hoeing, transplanting, harvesting, working with others, and farm maintenance. A willingness to work long days and good physical health is required. A 3 day trial period will allow you...
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Internship Starts: 10/14/19
Internship Ends: 11/30/19

Farm Address:
2017 Walnut Boulevard

Brentwood, California , 94513

Position Description:
Interns needed at The Urban Edge Farm. Six acre diversified vegetable farm. Internships: 6 months Housing Available $350/Week plus room & board April 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020 October 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021

Internship Starts: April 1, 2020
Internship Ends: September 30, 2020

Farm Address:
15290 Coleman Valley Rd

Occidental, California , 4917

Position Description:
"Each year, OAEC hires 6 enthusiastic interns to live and learn at OAEC for 11 months. Interns work 25 hours per week in one department - Program Administration, Facilities or Garden. In return, the interns are given a private, cozy place to live, community meals with kitchen and pantry use, use of all the facilities on-site, and participation in OAEC courses. The interns take part in the community cooking and chore rotations. There are some opportunities for additional paid work. All land residents, including interns, pool together a small monthly fee (approximately $250/person) to cover food and utilities."

Internship Starts: mid-January
Internship Ends: Mid-November

Farm Address:
7914 State Hwy 36

Carlotta, California , 95528

Position Description:
Our program is a hands-on, intensive training for future farmers, regenerative land stewards, and aspiring land-based entrepreneurs. Let us be clear: YOU WILL WORK. HARDER THAN YOU HAVE EVER WORKED BEFORE. Expect to work an average of 50 hours a week – less than 40 a week in the spring months, more than 50 a week in the high summer - and learn about every aspect of our diversified farm throughout the season. You will become skillful in a wide range of livestock care, learn basic teamster skills, gain meaningful skills and training in many garden tasks, and be exposed...
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Internship Starts: 3/15/20
Internship Ends: 9/13/20

Farm Address:
2563 Rumsey Canyon Rd.

Rumsey, California , 95679

Position Description:
Interns participate in all aspects of farm life, from milking the cow and goats to making cheese, raising chicks, cleaning the chicken coop and barn, slaughtering animals for food, mowing, weeding, planting and harvesting, pruning the orchard, harvesting and packing produce for sale, and attending weekly farmer's markets. Interns also rotate with us through cook and clean shifts. We have a weekly meeting to coordinate schedules, discuss upcoming projects, and troubleshoot any difficulties that have arisen. All together we expect around 40 hours of work per week, which can be condensed into 4 days/wk for interns who want more time...
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Internship Starts: November and April are best start times, but we may have openings at any time.
Internship Ends: rolling

Farm Address:
890 La Salle Cyn Rd.

Lompoc, California , 93436

Position Description:
This internship is for a garden and dairy processing position. The focus will be turning the bounty of the farm into value added products we then sell at the farm stand, and in the near future the farmers markets. Every Monday is dairy processing turning raw cows milk into butter, cheeses, yogurts, and packaging and labelling. Tuesdays is baking fresh breads in our wood fired brick oven. Wednesdays through Fridays vary depending on what is season. If goat milk production is high enough we make fresh chevre and feta. We also can, pickle, and process jams, cucumbers, beets, fennel, tomato...
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Internship Starts: Immediately
Internship Ends: At least 6 months. Preferably a year.

Farm Address:
5841 Fruitvale Rd

Newcastle, California , 95658

Position Description:
The Natural Trading Company Organic Farm is looking for someone bright, enthusiastic, hard-working, and passionate to drive our delivery route twice weekly, work farmers’ markets, and help with field, greenhouse, and packing shed work. We are looking for someone to represent our farm well – good customer service, efficient, responsible, reliable, and detail-oriented. Interest in organic food, farming, or cooking is a plus. Applicants preferably have experience with agriculture, know how to put a long and early day in, working in all weather conditions, and be able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly. You should be comfortable driving a small box...
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Internship Starts: immediately
Internship Ends: no end (full-time, long-term employment)

Farm Address:
PO BOX 401

BERRY CREEK, California , 95916

Position Description:
Interns will participate seasonally in soil development, fruit thinning, irrigation, disease and natural pest control, pruning, grafting, farmscaping (multi-functional), weeding, planting, harvesting, fruit drying and preservation, cider making, other fruit and vegetable processing, as well as marketing at local farmers' markets and CSAs. We offer a quiet rural experience in a small mountain community. Green Cedar Farm is 45 minutes from the nearest town. We offer a place to get to know the natural world at a deeper level, and to understand food systems from a number of perspectives.

Internship Starts: August 12- September 12
Internship Ends: October-November

Farm Address:
14665 County Road 42B

Guinda, California , 95637

Position Description:
We are looking for farmers to participate in the wide array of activities that we have going on at Pasture 42. Work hours may fluctuate and are dependent on the time of year and farm needs. Our work is rooted in organic, regenerative agricultural practices, so applicants should have a philosophical and operational agreement with such methods. We prefer people who would like to pursue a career in agriculture and offer the possibility of long-term employment and advancement. Responsibilities can include: Rotating chickens, ducks, sheep, cattle, and pigs in the pasture, Feeding animals, Irrigating, Collecting and cleaning eggs, Milking cows,...
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Internship Starts: Year-round
Internship Ends: None

Farm Address:
890 La Salle Canyon Road

Lompoc, California , 93436

Position Description:
Crop Production Lead. After training, running our acre and half garden that we supplies our CSA, farm stand, and one farmers market with maybe adding another in the near future. Overseeing our WWOOF crew of 2-6 people for weeding, planting, harvesting, etc.

Internship Starts: ASAP
Internship Ends: OPEN

Farm Address:
indian valley road

San Miguel, California , 93451

Position Description:
The current open position can be a full-time--full hours--with room/board & stipend, or someone that is looking for a bit more flexibility with a minimum of 4 hours a day with room/board. We are flexible but would like a 3-month commitment...and someone who is serious about working, when they are working. Once the schedule is established, we'd like to be able to count on it. An ideal intern candidate is someone who enjoys working outside and has a love for both animals and nature. We are seeking task-oriented, motivated, mature, responsible, hard working, problem solvers. While playing with the animals...
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Internship Starts: ASAP
Internship Ends: revolving

Farm Address:
11356 Road 5 1/2

FIREBAUGH, California , 93622

Position Description:
This is a perfect opportunity for the first time internship. Interns will be involved in the every day aspect of running a small farm and goat dairy. They will have hands on experience with animal husbandry, Bee Keeping, growing and administrating herbal remedies, milking and making fresh cheese. They will learn how to plant and grow a vast array of fresh produce, from planting the seeds to making the seed with everything in the middle. The opportunities are endless for a well-motivated individual. A normal day can include milking the goats and cows, feeding the animals, collecting eggs, then making...
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Internship Starts: Open
Internship Ends: Open

Farm Address:
655 Willowside Rd

Santa Rosa, California , 95401

Position Description:
Interns will be working along side the farmer, with volunteers and on their own. Chores and responsibilities will include milking, planting, weeding, harvesting, mowing, tractor fieldwork, feeding, fencing, and general day to day farming. Weekend chores will be shared on rotation. Because of the proximity of the school, there is a strong emphasis of cleanliness and organization. Each apprentice will have two days off a week. One apprentice will have two weekdays off, and work Saturday and Sunday.

Internship Starts: ASAP
Internship Ends: 12 months from Start Date

Farm Address:
2600 Bear Gulch Rd

Woodside, California , 94062

Position Description:
This is one of three full-time positions at SMIP beginning in April through the end of November. Additionally, part-time and possibly full-time work will be needed in January and February, dependent on the winter season. The position is a great opportunity to grow produce on a working production farm, and to work with our customers directly - the chefs and CSA members who purchase our product. Duties include but are not limited to assisting with the CSA program, harvesting, irrigation set-up and maintenance, direct seeding, watering, weeding, pest control, soil amendment and fertility, hoop house propagation, transplanting, washing and packing...
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Internship Starts: ASAP
Internship Ends: November, with possibility of extension

Farm Address:
1855 Tomales Road

Tomales, California , 94954

Position Description:
Interns participate in all aspects of farm life from planting to tending to the greenhouse, weeding, harvesting, packing produce for sale, composing a weekly email produce list for chef, and attending weekly farmer’s markets. We expect around 40 hours of work per week, 5-6 days. You will learn everything about running a small family farm and will work directly with David the owner/farmer. Learn all the basics of organic farm practices and dry farming techniques in the coastal climate. Start out with the exciting planting period that goes on throughout late spring and early summer and finish with our big...
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Internship Starts: Rolling- April/May is the preferred time to start
Internship Ends: December 2019

Farm Address:
2080 Cabrillo hwy

Pescadero , California , 54814

Position Description:
The 2019 nine-month Apprenticeship will run from the week of March 18th through the week of December 14th. We seek people who are able to dedicate the entire 9 months to this effort and in return will have the opportunity to experience the full cycle of the farm. The core production at Home Pie is held entirely by the four member Apprentice cohort led by two Second Year Apprentices and two Farm Managers. Summer Interns and HomeSlice Youth Interns will work alongside the farm team during the peak of our harvest season. Apprentices lead and facilitate farm visitors and learners...
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Internship Starts: 19-Mar
Internship Ends: 19-Dec

Farm Address:
P.O. Box 285

Vina , California , 80833

Position Description:
Our schedule is based on farm priorities. Members farm time will be divided on the farm learning: seeding, weeding, picking/harvesting, transplanting, commercial store produce packaging/delivering, our farmers market booths and more. Also, Farmelot is surrounded by many outdoor recreational opportunities; swimming (river and creek right down the road), hiking, bike riding, downtown Chico bars/restaurants, farming and much more. We are located a short 15 minute drive or 1 1/2 hour bike ride to Chico, home of Chico State University & the beautiful Bidwell Park.

Internship Starts: April 1st - Ongoing
Internship Ends: 90 day minimum. Long term preferred

Farm Address:
POBox 778

Happy Camp , California , 05472

Position Description:
This is a full-time immersive experience in every step of maintaining an annual vegetable farm, from tilling the field in the spring through sowing cover crop in the fall, growing the starts in the greenhouse to selling the resulting vegetables at market. This internship opportunity is aimed at people who are looking to build the foundational skills necessary to operate a diverse small-scale organic farm. Interns will get direct hands on experience with field prep, seed sowing, observation, weeding and cultivating, harvesting, processing, cleaning and selling of vegetables, fruit, herbs and seeds. Interns must be able to wake early, lift...
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Internship Starts: 4/15/2019
Internship Ends: 11/30/2019

Farm Address:


Boulder Creek , California , 19460

Position Description:
Apprenticeship positions enable individuals to live and work on a diverse, manually cultivated organic farm. The work includes: farm maintenance, goat husbandry, harvesting of vegetables, fruits and flowers, processing and preserving the harvest, assisting with kids' tours and adult workshops, beekeeping, produce and flower marketing, co-responsibility for a section of the garden (digging and preparing beds, planting, watering, weeding, building compost piles, etc.). Apprentices can participate in many, if not all, of these activities. The apprenticeship is an informal, hands-on learning experience. Apprentices learn by working alongside more experienced gardeners and then by taking responsibility in particular areas on their...
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Internship Starts: April 1st
Internship Ends: November 30th

Farm Address:
P.O. Box 382

Bolinas , California , 94924

Position Description:
We are hiring 3 full-time employees for our upcoming farm year. 2 positions start May 1 and 1 position starts July 1st. Ideal candidates will have at least 1 year of experience in farming, a strong work ethic and a desire to learn. At Paradise Valley you will be involved with all aspects of the farm, from seeding, weeding, transplanting, building, harvesting, farmers markets, deliveries, etc. Farm days can be long and hard but often rewarding. We need those who join our team to have an open mind and a passion for their work. Every farm is different and Paradise...
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Internship Starts: 5/1/2019
Internship Ends: 12/15/2019

Farm Address:

Redwood Valley , California , 32784

Position Description:
Purposeful Cannabis Internships now open. We advance the wellbeing of all life to the best of our ability. Want to join us?

Internship Starts: 4/20/2018
Internship Ends: 12/20/2019

Farm Address:
2301 East Hill Road

Willits , California , 48895

Position Description:
Description of Internship: This is a 30 hr/wk, 6 month internship (April 1 to September 30, 2019) focused on goat dairying, growing high caloric crops (corn, beans, squash, potatoes and quinoa), vegetables for the Market Garden, and developing value-added products with the seconds from our gardens and orchards. The scope of the internship is broad and will provide a useful skill-set for an individual interested in self-sufficiency, community living, small-scale farming and homesteading. We provide housing, partial board (food from the gardens, dairy and orchards), a $300/mo stipend and free tuition to classes at the School of Adaptive Agriculture. Applicants...
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Internship Starts: 4/1/2019
Internship Ends: 9/30/2019