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

PENNSYLVANIA

Rodale Institute Headquarters, Kutztown, PA

Research Technician
Rodale Institute is seeking a Research Technician to work on the Vegetable Systems Trial and projects investigating nutritional quality of crops grown in organic and conventional farming systems.

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Crop and/or Weed Scientist
Rodale Institute seeks a scientist with expertise in crop and/or weed science to shepherd a new age of regenerative organic no-till farming and crop production.

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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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Farm Operations Technician
The Farm Operations Technician position facilitates and assists with implementing Farm Operation activities to enable any and all research, education, communication, development, and production projects to function as designed.

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Program Manager
Rodale Institute is looking for a well-rounded Program Manager to lead several projects including our Grow Clean Water consumer campaign and our inaugural Soil Health & Human Health conference, in addition to playing an important role in copywriting and general marketing functions across the department.

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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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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 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

Southeast Organic Center, Chattahoochee Hills, GA

Research Technician
This position works on assigned research projects, including applied and practical projects in regenerative organic agriculture, soil health, water quality, climate change mitigation, and the linkages between healthy soil and healthy people.

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MIDWEST

Midwest Organic Center, Marion, IA

Research Director, Iowa
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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CALIFORNIA

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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ITALY

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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Internships

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.

Communications

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.

Development

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

Multimedia

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

Research

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.

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!