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The NOLS Alaska Farm
5805 N Farm Loop Road
Palmer, AK 99645

Contact: Maggie OBrien

Phone: 907-745-4047

Email: maggie_obrien@nols.edu

Website: https://www.nols.edu/en/coursefinder/locations/nols-alaska/

Last Updated: 01-29-2018

General Description:

Internship Starts: May 1st,
Internship Ends: September 10th
Number of Interns: 2
App Deadline: until position is filled
Minimum Length of Stay:

Meals: Lunch and Dinner is provided. Staple to prepare breakfast are made available.

Skills Desired: Applicants must have an interest in learning sustainable methods of farming. Applicants must have a willingness to do manual labor involving heavy lifting and a tolerance for working in adverse weather conditions. Horticultural and/or livestock experience is preferred, but not necessary. A desire to live and work in a small community is essential.

Educational Opportunities:

Stipend: A weekly stipend of $100/week is provided to help defray expenses incurred during the internship. Interns should not expect a paid position at the conclusion of the internship.

Housing: This is a four-month, 40-hour-per-week position. Private rustic housing is provided on-site. Kitchen and living areas are shared with other NOLS Alaska staff. Meals are provided during the operating season.

Preferred method Of Contact: HOW TO APPLY Send cover letter and resume to Maggie OBrien. See email Address. A criminal background check is required.Thank you for your interest in NOLS.

Internship Details: INTERNSHIP OBJECTIVE:The Alaska Internship provides an opportunity to gain exposure to the skills and expertise needed to operate a wilderness-based experiential education school by assisting in a variety of support services. INTERN QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma. Current college students and recent graduates preferred, majoring in a related field. NOLS grads and applicants pursuing a career in outdoor education preferred. Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs. Self-directed and motivated with a high level of initiative, attention to detail and flexibility. Excellent critical thinking and communication skills. Ability to work well in a dynamic environment and adjust priorities quickly. Thorough, punctual, dependable with a desire to live and work in a small community is essential. Applicants with a safe driving record and over 21 years of age are preferred. PROFESSIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: Rotate through each department at the branch, learning the intricacies of each. Learn the outfitting and rationing process by assisting in these departments and participating in course issue days.Participate in meal planning and food preparation in kitchen. Gain experience in inventory management and financial procedures. Polish writing skills by assisting with the compilation of weekly blogs or NOLS Alaska Facebook posts. Have an opportunity to network with others in the outdoor education field. For the culmination of the internship, the intern will showcase his/her learnings from the summer using the method of their choice.


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