Internship Open House
Every season Sweetwater offers farm and education internships to both formal students and those interested in expanding their own personal knowledge. Farm Interns work with our farm crew to complete essential daily tasks such as seeding, planting, weeding, greenhouse maintenance, and harvesting. Education Interns work with the Ed. Program Manager leading field trips with groups of school children and assist in the maintenance of the education gardens. Throughout the duration of the internship, interns have the opportunity to participate in the basics of growing food.
Full season interns (September/October-May) are given preference with a minimum of a semester equivalence required to participate in the program. Interns work 8 hours a week, either one day a week or two four-hour days. Education Interns must be available at least two M-F mornings per week for field trips. Internships are unpaid and receive a Full CSA vegetable share each week when hours are completed.
Those interested in becoming an intern are encouraged to come out to our Internship Open House & Orientation. During our open house, prospective interns will receive a short tour of our farm, be introduced to general farm tasks, and join a Q&A with our Farm Managers, Travis and Jenise, and our Education Program Manager, Caroline. A TLC4TNC Volunteer Day will be held prior to the open house from 9:00-12:00.
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. If you cannot attend this open house, please contact us so we can arrange a different day for you to come out to the farm.