Each member of the Rodale Institute team is passionate about improving the well-being of people and the planet through innovative organic research and leadership. If you share this passion, we welcome you to apply for the positions below.

Staff Positions


Rodale Institute Headquarters, Kutztown, PA

Farm Mechanic Specialist
The Rodale Institute is seeking a Farm Mechanic Specialist to oversee all machine and mechanical activities at our main campus, including routine equipment maintenance on a full line of farm/landscape equipment.

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Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Soil Health and Water Quality
The Post-Doctoral Research Associate will manage field and laboratory activities related to soil health and water quality analyses of Rodale Institute’s 41-year-old Farming Systems Trial (FST) and the Watershed Impact Trial (WIT) at the Stroud Preserve, as part of the William Penn Foundation funded “Grow Clean Water” project.

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Director of Education
The Director of Education at Rodale Institute will be tasked with overseeing the creation and execution of all educational initiatives, including farmer training, consumer education, field days, workshops, webinars and more.

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Perennial Systems Scientist
The Perennial Systems Scientist is responsible for developing, implementing, and leading Rodale Institute’s research activities in relation to production of small fruit, tree fruit, nuts and other forms of perennial orchard management using regenerative organic methods.

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Research Farm Manager
The Research Farm Manager oversees all aspects of farm production at Rodale Institute with a primary responsibility to ensure high quality field-based research and provide support to the education, communication, and development departments.

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Donor Acquisition Manager
The Donor Acquisition Manager will plan, coordinate, execute and report on a variety of donor acquisition campaigns to our audiences including, but not limited to, fundraising and development, audience growth, mission-based communications, and impact awareness.

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Rodale Institute Founders Farm, Allentown, PA

There are currently no open positions at the Rodale Institute Founders Farm. Please check back later.

St. Luke’s-Rodale Institute Organic Farm, Easton, PA

There are currently no open positions at the St. Luke’s-Rodale Institute Organic Farm. Please check back later.

Cornwall Manor-Rodale Institute Trailside Organic Farm, Cornwall, PA

There are currently no open positions at the Cornwall Manor-Rodale Institute Trailside Organic Farm. Please check back later.


Southeast Organic Center, Chattahoochee Hills, GA

There are currently no open positions at the Southeast Organic Center. Please check back later.


Midwest Organic Center, Marion, IA

There are currently no open positions at the Midwest Organic Center. Please check back later.


California Organic Center, Ventura, CA

Farm Manager, California
The Organic Farmer Manager-California fulfills the primary task of managing the Regional Resource Center field projects and acts as a spokesperson to translate the research agenda into practical farmer friendly outreach tools.

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Davines Group – Rodale Institute European Regenerative Organic Center, Parma, Italy

Research Director, Italy
The Research Director is responsible for facilitating and implementing research activities at the Regional Resource Center with input from departmental staff and project collaborators.

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Organic & ROC Market Coordinator
The Organic & ROC Market Coordinator will assist all farmers across Pennsylvania and the United States in connecting with organic and regenerative organic market opportunities, and work in reverse to establish supply chains and connect buyers with producers.

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Help grow the organic movement while gaining valuable experience in the following departments:

Farmer Training Program

Train for a career in regenerative organic agriculture by integrating with a curriculum geared towards beginning farmers. Two tracks available:
Short Season (2-4 months)
Full Season (9 months)

Seasonal Beekeeper

This is an educational and hands-on opportunity for individuals to assist in all aspects of our treatment-free beekeeping program at the Founders Farm Campus.


Depending on your interests and skills, you'll work on social media, email marketing, blog posts, photography & video, graphic design, events, media relations, and more.

Southeast Organic Center: Beginning Farmer Internship

This program, located at our Regional Resource Center in Georgia, is intended for individuals with little-to-no experience looking to gain introductory knowledge about organic farming basics.


Learn the ins and outs of fundraising and donor relations by assisting our development staff with events, campaigns, and donor acquisition efforts.


This internship is ideal for candidates with previous experience and a strong interest in producing video, photography, webinars, and social media content.


Work side-by-side with our research staff in the lab and in the field investigating systems approaches to soil, crop, animal, human, and environmental health.
Pennsylvania →
Georgia →
Iowa →
California →

St. Luke's Farm-to-Hospital

Get your hands dirty at our partner farm in Easton, PA, and help our staff produce and deliver safe, healthy, organic produce to local hospitals.
Seasonal Farm Internship →

Start A Career In Organic

These training programs can give you the skills you need to launch a new career in organic agriculture. Space is limited in each program, so register today!