Interested in Sustainable Agricultural Careers? Check Out The Hub Farm’s Internship Program!
We are excited to offer vocational internships for high school students wanting to gain experience in any of the following areas. If you need SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) hours for school, or are simply interested in learning more about agricultural careers, these positions may be right for you! We offer intern stipends with these positions.
Agricultural Entrepreneurship – CSA: Help harvest and wash vegetables from our garden for our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) membership, and learn about proper harvesting technique, seasonal vegetable production, post-harvest vegetable handling, and what it takes to run a small agricultural business!
Agricultural Entrepreneurship – Farm Stand: Help run our weekly Farm Stand at the North Regional Library next door. Hone your customer service skills as you sell Hub Farm produce, balance the cash box, set up and break down the Farm Stand table, develop aesthetically pleasing displays, and promote the Hub Farm through social media, signage, and advertising!
Livestock Care: Help care for and grow the animals we have at the Hub Farm. Learn about sustainable animal agriculture (pastured poultry, ducks, and eventually goats) as you feed and water our livestock, maintain fencing and living structures, clean their pens, and check on them as they roam in their large outdoor habitats. Weekend availability (1 hour) is necessary for this position.
Landscaping: Maintain the grounds of the Hub Farm, including the vegetable garden, trails, pollinator gardens, and open spaces. This position entails getting your hands dirty while weeding, using some simple tools, weed-whacking, building, and other hands-on skills. Learn about landscape design, grounds maintenance, and how to use specific tools to keep outdoor areas ship-shape!
Agroecology: Broaden your scope of sustainable agriculture, and learn about maintaining our connection to our local ecosystem by caring for and managing our honeybee hives and mushroom logs. You will learn skills for honeybee hive management, including feeding, inspecting, and hopefully extracting honey! You will also learn about small-scale edible mushroom production (mainly oyster and shiitake mushrooms) and inoculate new mushroom logs, harvest mushrooms, and force fruit them with regular soaking.
If you are a DPS high school student and are interested in any of the Hub Farm internships or would like more information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will keep you on our email list and will keep you posted on our next seasonal internships and application/interview details!