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St. Luke’s Rodale Institute Organic Farm Internship

Job Description: The Rodale Institute is seeking enthusiastic and driven individuals with a positive spirit to apply for an internship at the St. Luke’s Rodale Institute Organic Farm. The farm is a partnership between the Rodale Institute and St. Luke’s Hospital to create an innovative farm-to-institute model. This intern would work with the St. Luke’s Farmers to produce and deliver safe, healthy, organic produce to all seven hospitals in the St. Luke’s Health Network. (more…)

An Afternoon Spent Soil Sampling at Rodale Institute

By Jesse Barrett – Rodale Institute, Organic Allentown Program Manager

When you ask a person, “What is organic agriculture?” you will probably get a different response from each person that you ask. Most people respond to the question with answers concerning how the crops are grown with no GMOs and no use of chemical inputs such as chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. Sometimes you can see the worry in their expression as they struggle to find a simple and direct way to explain organic agriculture. But the good news is that there is a simple definition. Organic agriculture is best defined as a method of farming where the farmer is as concerned about growing and promoting the health of their soil as much as the crops that are grown from it. Regenerating the health of our soils is the primary focus of organic agriculture, but how would one definitively know the health of their soil? (more…)

Rodale Institute Garden Internship

Job Description: Rodale is offering an educational and hands-on opportunity for interns to learn and practice the fundamental principles of organic plant cultivation and garden maintenance. Garden areas will include Medicinal Plant Garden, Homestead Demonstration Vegetable Garden and Cut Flower & Pollinator Garden. These areas of the farm are the primary focus on site for the Institute with the visiting public and events. As such, they must be maintained to high standards. Interns will have the opportunity to work with a diverse selection of plant material including vegetables, flowers, medicinal herbs, shrubs and trees. (more…)

Rodale Institute Livestock Internship

Job Description: Rodale Institute is seeking a qualified intern to aid in the care and management of our livestock. Rodale’s livestock currently consists of a swine facility, two oxen, two donkeys, a small herd of goats and sheep, laying hens, a herd of 16 dairy steers and also seasonally broilers and turkeys. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in not only raising organic livestock but getting a wide variety of different livestock experiences. (more…)

Rodale Institute Communications Internship

Job Description: Rodale Institute is seeking a highly motivated Communications intern to gain hands-on experience in a wide variety of communications outlets such as social media, email marketing, website, photography/video, graphic design, publications, events, media relations and more. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic self-starter who enjoys working on a wide variety of tasks. (more…)

Rodale Institute Multimedia Internship

Job Description: Rodale Institute is seeking a qualified multimedia intern to help create dynamic, digital storytelling. This intern would work with Rodale Institute’s Communications department on video projects, photography, online education such as webinars, and social media outlets such as Facebook Live and Youtube. Multimedia communications will be shared through social media, our website, email marketing and other campaigns. (more…)

Argentina Farm Tour & OIA Annual Meeting

Rodale Institute Compost Production Specialist, Rick Carr, traveled to Argentina for a Farm Tour and OIA Annual Meeting. Rick was accompanied by other U.S. delegates including Mary Barbercheck - Penn State University, Leslie Zuck - Pennsylvania Certified Organic, Erin Silva - University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Tom Harding - Brice Institute. Upon arriving back in the states, Rick prepared a travel review of his time in Argentina. (more…)