Internship Announcement

INTERNSHIP TITLE: NOLS Alaska Garden Intern

SUPERVISOR TITLE: NOLS Alaska Garden Manager

INTERNSHIP LOCATION: NOLS Alaska, Palmer, AK

DATES OF INTERNSHIP: May 1- August 31, 2018.

INTERNSHIP OBJECTIVE: This internship provides an opportunity to gain exposure to the skills and expertise needed to operate an organic farm.

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Interest in learning sustainable methods of farming.
  • Able to lift and carry 60 lbs.
  • Self-directed, efficient, and hard-working.
  • Able to work flexible hours including some weekends and holidays.
  • Desire to live and work in a small community.
  • Experience with lawn equipment and operating a tractor is beneficial.

PROFESSIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:     

  • Gain experience with day-to-day monitoring, management, and maintenance of vegetable, herb, and flower gardens including seeding, transplanting, thinning, weeding, fertilizing, trellising, irrigating, and harvesting.
  • Learn how to maintain compost piles.
  • Learn to properly harvest, wash, and weigh produce.

A weekly stipend of $100/ week is provided to help defray expenses incurred during the internship. Meals and housing are provided.
College credit may be available. 
Interns should not expect a paid position at the conclusion of the internship.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK: A criminal background check is required.

E-VERIFY:  NOLS participates in E-verify.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to Maggie O’Brien, NOLS Operations Manager
Email: maggie_obrien@nols.edu
Phone: 907-745-4047
Contact Maggie O’Brien with questions.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Position open until filled. 

STARTING DATE: May 1, 2018

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