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Farm Address:
1 Sisters of Providence

St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana , 47876

Position Description:
As an intern at WVC you’ll learn about the food supply chain, sustainability and eco-justice. Under the direction of our garden manager, you’ll learn what it takes to run a small USDA certified organic farm - planning, planting, nurturing, harvesting, and selling. You’ll learn how we make value-added products in our commercial kitchen, where we use methods such as dehydrating, fermenting and pickling. You’ll also work with our alpacas and chickens. You’ll train how to handle and interact with our alpacas. Starting in the late fall and through the winter, when life on the farm naturally shifts away from the...
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Internship Starts: We accept interns anytime provided there are open spots.
Internship Ends: Up to one year from start date

Farm Address:
4776W 950N

Tangier, Indiana , 47952

Position Description:
WHAT KINDS OF WORK EXPERIENCES ARE INVOLVED: We strive to give interns a broad, comprehensive experience, from start to finish and everything in between. Tasks include: Seeding, watering, fertilizing and transplanting in the field of over 25,000 vegetable transplants; managing irrigation in the field and high tunnel; cultivating and hoeing weeds; trellising tomatoes in the field and greenhouse; harvesting, grading and packing produce; hauling produce to markets; stocking, rotating and pricing produce; selling produce; delivering produce to charitable organizations; operating and maintaining equipment; possible involvement in internet marketing.

Internship Starts: WHEN WE NEED HELP: June through October. While April and May are busy (it is helpful to catch part of May, as that is when we finish seeding), we usually cover this work with our regular help. July, August and September are crazy busy, with June and October being “just” busy. We often have opportunities for additional work with the remodeling of buildings and equipment repair and fabrication in November. We try to accommodate individual schedule needs, starting and ending dates can vary somewhat. Interns generally work 5 to 6 days per week, 6 to 8 hours per day.
Internship Ends: see above

Farm Address:
1638 E CR 100 N
Paoli , Indiana , 97461

Position Description:
"Farm Incubator/Independent farming situation: We have about 3/4 acre of garden space, 1 acre pasture, and housing available for a couple or individual to rent in exchange for 16 hours of labor/week (8 hr/each for a couple or 16 hrs for an individual). Minimum stay is one year, with the possibility to extend up to three years. The living situation is a 720 sq. ft. mobile home that we originally brought onto the property to live in while building a house. In the six years we lived in the trailer we spent some time making it more sustainable. We landscaped...
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Internship Starts: 2/14/2019
Internship Ends: 2/14/2020

Farm Address:
PO Box 10022
South Bend , Indiana , 29611

Position Description:
"Opportunities are as endless and flexible as creativity allows! Possibilities include: Free-Pick Garden: Interns use permaculture and ecosystem principles to care for vegetables, perennials and animals. Interns welcome and help visitors find food to pick, share recipes and lead volunteer groups in the garden. Garden Guide: Interns greet garden visitors, help visitors find food, share and gather recipes, and collect qualitative data for research. Free-Pick Kids? Garden: Interns manage Kids? Discovery Garden to engage children in free play through tasting plants, exploring nature, handling chickens and using the Sound Station. Counselor for Kids? Garden Camp: Counselors help design activities, help...
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Internship Starts: Year round
Internship Ends: Year round

Farm Address:
5907 W. County Road 375 South
French Lick , Indiana , 19465

Position Description:
"This is similar to an apprenticeship program, but it is quite different. The work exchange is only 3 farm work days a week, giving the work exchanger 4 days of flexibility and more freedom to choose what they are interested in learning. During these 4 days, it's a possibility for the work exchanger to do more farm work (if they want a fuller experience), focus on sustainable living skills (off-the-grid/homesteading skills, culinary arts, healing arts, etc.), personal growth/reflection, or do whatever they like (such as work another job). All Work Exchangers will work 3 full farm days a week (approx....
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Internship Starts: year round
Internship Ends: year round

Farm Address:
3844 State Rd. 13 N
"Noblesville," , Indiana , 94060

Position Description:
" We strive for a work environment that is challenging but not grueling. It is highly physical work and primary duties will change some over the course of the season. In the spring you'll be applying compost to greenhouse beds, seeding, transplanting, and hand-weeding. These positions will also be focused on keeping up with tomato and cucumber trellising in the high tunnels throughout the season. By mid-season these hires will focus almost exclusively on harvesting, washing and packing produce for our restaurant accounts and weekly market. We do still find windows for field work each week but cutting and cleaning...
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Internship Starts: 4/1/2018
Internship Ends: 12/14/2018

Farm Address:
3645 S. CO. RD. 200 West
Greencastle , Indiana , 81621

Position Description:
"Hydroponics, Landscaping, Gardening, Construction Projects, Sustainable Agriculture"

Internship Starts: 5/15/2018
Internship Ends: 9/15/2018

Farm Address:
10980 E 221st Street
Noblesville , Indiana , 44408

Position Description:
"The intern will work in all aspects of the farm under the direction the farm manager. Daily tasks include planting, weeding, watering the greenhouse, harvesting and processing field crops, and mowing. The farm intern may also be asked to help at the Farmers Market on Saturdays, or to assist with other weekend events, as well as minor construction/repairs or maintenance tasks as required. Tractors are used for field cultivation but most of our planting, weeding, and harvest is done by hand. An ideal candidate would be enthusiastic about working outdoors and learning about all aspects of organic vegetable production."

Internship Starts: 5/21/2018
Internship Ends: 7/30/2018

Farm Address:
8301 W 1000 N
Demotte , Indiana ,

Position Description:
"We have had interns for the last three season and have enjoyed the contributions they make to the farm. Past interns are available to talk, just ask us. The structure of the internship consists of assisting with the everyday operation on the farm, weekly on-farm tours, participation in regional Farmer Training (Purdue University Student Farm is only 60 minutes south), working alongside the farmer, goal setting, monthly check-ins, specific discussions based on the apprentice's interest, and access to our agricultural library. The education includes the inner workings of a small-scale family farm, from soil preparation and propagation to weed control...
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Internship Starts: 4/1/2018
Internship Ends: 8/15/2017

Farm Address:
942 North 651 East
Westville , Indiana , 99603

Position Description:
"The positions entail assisting in all aspects of running a small-scale organic farm including: soil preparation, greenhouse seeding and care, animal husbandry (we have dairy goats, laying hens, & honeybees), field planting, hoeing/weeding, harvesting crops, attending weekly markets, compost making, fence building, land management, educational farm programs, preserving the harvest, recording and tracking production data, and general farm business. Interns are expected to work 40+ hours a week, with Sundays off. Further time off is negotiable. "

Internship Starts: 4/1/2017
Internship Ends: 11/30/2017

Farm Address:
8785 Ridge Rd.
Shoals , Indiana , 24450

Position Description:
"Come help out in the Bird Creek organic garden at Elk Ridge Ranch! We grow using only organic methods, and through a focus on crop and ecosystem biodiversity along with healthy and thriving soil, our gardens are a community of life! Not only are we continuously learning and open to new and great ideas, but there is always room for individual projects if an intern has the drive to create. We sell our veggies at the local farmers market twice a week - in Bloomington, IN and Louisville, KY, as well as use the fresh produce for juice in the...
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Internship Starts: 4/22/2016
Internship Ends: 11/20/2016