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, Kutztown, PA

Agriculture Innovation Specialist
The Agricultural Innovation Specialist will work with scientists to develop tools to reduce tillage and weed pressure, increase yields, and improve soil health in organic systems.

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Greenhouse/Landscape Specialist
Oversee all greenhouse and landscape production; in-house use, wholesale/retail sales and research use.

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Hemp Manager
The Hemp Manager is responsible for the Rodale Institute Industrial Hemp research and field operations for Natural Care at the Pocono Organics Farm, Long Pond, PA.

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Information Technology System Administrator

The Information Technology System Administrator will maintain Rodale Institute’s computing environment by identifying system requirements, installing upgrades, monitoring system performance, and supporting end users.

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Post-Doctoral Research Scientist
The Post-Doctoral Research Scientist will work with scientists to develop tools to reduce tillage and weed pressure, increase yields, and improve soil health in organic systems.

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Founders Farm, Allentown, PA

Grounds Keeper & Landscape Assistant
Rodale is offering four seasonal positions for individuals to assist in maintaining the landscape/grounds, CSA, and ornamental gardens.

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

Pack House Operations Specialist
The Pack House Operations Specialist will work at the St. Luke’s Rodale Institute Organic Farm, processing and delivering safe, healthy, organic produce to the hospitals in the network.

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Natural Care, Long Pond, PA

Hemp Manager
The Hemp Manager is responsible for the Rodale Institute Industrial Hemp research and field operations for Natural Care at the Pocono Organics Farm, Long Pond, PA.

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IOWA

Midwest Organic Center, Marion, IA

Etzel Sugar Grove Farm Manager
Hired by Etzel Sugar Grove, the Farm Manager will plan and oversee all agriculture operations, including livestock husbandry and management, crop production and distribution, and farm and vehicle upkeep and maintenance.

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Research Technician
The Research Technician position works on assigned applied and basic research projects in regenerative agriculture, soil research principles and methodology.

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Scientist
The Scientist is responsible for facilitating and implementing research activities at the Midwest Organic 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:

Accounting

Help our ship run smoothly by assisting the accounting department with grant proposals, accounts payable and receivable, state registrations, and more.

Beekeeping/Communications

Work directly with our staff beekeeper to produce education & marketing content related to treatment-free beekeeping.

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.

Development

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

Diversified Vegetable Farming

Help support the farm-wide production of vegetables in several program settings ranging from work in research plots to our commercial 5-acre farm share field.

Farm Share (ASC)

Gain hands-on training in the skills necessary to run a farm share-style business with the goal of reaching a broader population including low-income families with limited access to fresh organic food.

Garden & Landscape

Assist in maintaining a wide variety of vegetables, flowers, medicinal herbs, shrubs, and trees while learning and practicing the fundamentals of organic plant cultivation.

Multimedia

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

Organic Farmers Association

Gain hands-on experience in policy outreach, membership development, communications, sponsorship development and more.

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.

St. Luke's Rodale Institute Organic Farm

Assist at our partner farm and learn how to grow safe, healthy, organic produce that gets delivered to all seven hospitals in the St. Luke’s University Health Network.

Start A Career In Organic

Rodale Institute's 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!