Rodale Institute is seeking a communications intern with a strong interest in beekeeping to work directly with our staff beekeeper to produce education & marketing content related to treatment-free beekeeping. An ideal candidate will have prior experience with beekeeping, or a passion for the subject, and is a strong writer and communicator.


  • Hands-on working with bee colonies in several Rodale Institute apiaries with our staff beekeeper.
  • Capturing photography or video assets.
  • Conducting interviews with beekeeper/s with the goal of educating others on treatment-free beekeeping practices.
  • Creating & writing content for education, including guides, how-to content, and more.
  • Writing blog posts.
  • Crafting social media posts.
  • Limited data entry.


  • Very strong interest in beekeeping; prior experience preferred.
  • Previous experience and/or coursework in communications, technical writing.
  • Strong writing skills, including attention to grammar.
  • Experience with InDesign, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro or iMovie, and social media a plus.
  • Ability to work independently.

Additional Information:

Timing: April 15-October 15, 2019

Location: Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road, Kutztown, PA 19530

Travel: This position requires travel to bee yards around Berks and Lehigh counties.

Compensation: This internship position is eligible for an hourly rate of $7.25. There is an opportunity for housing at Rodale Institute, as well as some organic food from the farm. If housing option is selected, the intern will receive a $200/week stipend.

Schedule: The ideal candidate for this internship would commit to 40 hours/week for a minimum of 6 months, from April 15 to October 15, 2019.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and at least two writing samples (and any links to a blog or social media sites you would like to share) to Maria Pop, Director of Education at

About Rodale Institute: Rodale Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach. For seventy years, the Institute has been researching the best practices of organic agriculture and sharing findings with farmers and scientists throughout the world, advocating for policies that support farmers, and educating consumers about how going organic is the healthiest option for people and the planet.