Agriculture Supported Communities (ASC) internships available!

Rodale Institute is now accepting applications for Internship Positions in the  Agriculture Supported Communities (ASC) Program for the 2015 growing season.

The ASC Program is a modified farm share program offering affordable payment plans to make fresh, local, organic produce accessible to just about anyone in the community.

Internship participants will be trained with responsibilities in every aspect of operating a small local organic grower’s business; it is an educational internship with real life responsibilities.

Individuals who are serious about taking the next steps towards starting their own sustainable, organic growers business should apply. Applicants should have some farming experience, be able to lift up to 40 lbs, and expect to be working in seasonal environmental elements.

Hands-on training will include: seed starting, greenhouse production & seasonal extensions, transplanting, pest & weed management, soil health, introduction to large equipment, harvesting, processing, marketing, customer relations, and working with community partners. In addition the internship program will follow a comprehensive curriculum exposing participants to training in business planning & marketing, nutrition education, and designing a crop plan.

Interns will graduate from the full-time 8-month program (April – November) considered an Ambassador of the Rodale Institute and can expect a continued developing relationship with our organization.

Individuals from urban areas are encouraged to apply (i.e. Allentown, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington D.C., Baltimore, New York, etc)

To apply, fill out an ASC intern application and send it along with your resume and cover letter to Cynthia James, ASC Program Manager at the Rodale Institute.

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4 Responses to “Agriculture Supported Communities (ASC) internships available!”

  1. Ryan K

    I was wondering if you are still taking applications for the internship program?

    • amanda

      Hi Ryan…All internship positions for 2014 are filled, but please feel free to submit your application for the 2015 season if you’d like.


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