Work with the Farm

For-Credit Internships & Student-Led Research Projects

Students seeking for-credit internships are invited to work with the Student Farm. Students may work on the farm as part of the production team, where you will learn the ins and outs of production, harvest and marketing. Students can also develop a project with the farm tailored to each person’s own interests and area of study. Student interns could trial different production methods on the farm, develop a new market opportunity, start a workshop series, organize a food donations program, or build an app for organizing farm records. The sky is the limit!

If you are interested in learning more about for-credit internships, contact Leslie Pillen at lrp143@psu.edu.

We’re hiring a graphic design student intern!

 

The Student Farm at Penn State is offering one paid internship opportunity for a current student interested in working for the farm as a graphic design intern. Under supervision of the Sustainable Food Systems Program Coordinator, this intern will be responsible for overseeing the visual identity both the Student Farm and SFSP, as it appears online, in print, and in official promotional materials.

 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a design portfolio via the PSU jobs website, job 72545. Direct any questions to Student Farm Coordinator Leslie Pillen, lrp143@psu.edu. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with interviews starting mid-August, so applicants are encouraged to apply early.

See the full job description to the left.

 

We’re hiring an AmeriCorps Volunteer!

The Student Farm is currently accepting applications for a full-time AmeriCorps volunteer.

The SFSP is seeking a full-term AmeriCorps member to build capacity in support of our goals to 1) enhance education about gardening, the food system and nutrition, and 2) strengthen the local economy and community through growing, marketing and donating local foods. Under supervision of the SFSP Program Manager, the AmeriCorps member will collaborate with students, faculty, community organizations and volunteers to design, implement and evaluate programs that support food security, local economic development and personal engagement with the food system.
Position location: Penn State University in State College, PA

Service term: August 23, 2017-August 10, 2018

Please see http://www.pmsc.org/become-a-member/ for additional information about AmeriCorps service.

To apply: Submit a resume, cover letter and two references’ contact info with the subject line 2017 SFSP AmeriCorps Application to Leslie Pillen at studentfarm@psu.edu. Interviews will begin in mid-July.

We’re hiring a farm manager! 

The Student Farm is currently accepting applications for the position of part-time assistant farm manager!

 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume through jobs.psu.edu, job number 71748. Direct any questions to SFSP Manager Leslie Pillen, at lrp143@psu.edu. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to apply early. Open until filled

The assistant farm manager, under supervision of the Sustainable Food Systems Program Manager, will be responsible for overseeing the Student Farm site as a space focused on experiential education, community gatherings and local foods production for campus. The assistant farm manager will work on the Student Farm as well as on campus.

 

See the full job description to the right.

Apply today ☛

 

Paid Internships

The Student Farm is currently accepting applications for summer positions!

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to Student Farm Coordinator Leslie Pillen, lrp143@psu.edu and upload your materials at https://psu.jobs/job/70079. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with interviews starting immediately, so applicants are encouraged to apply early. PSU Job #: 70079

See the full job description below.

Student farmers will learn about farm production, harvest, product marketing, community engagement, volunteer management, event planning, and more. Previous experience in relevant fields is welcome, but is not as necessary as the motivation to learn and contribute to a positive work environment.

To learn more about what you might expect on the job, check out the blog to see what our interns were up to this spring and last fall.

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