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Summer Internship, Evendale OH, Farm Education (4 positions)

  • Subject: [cg] Summer Internship, Evendale OH, Farm Education (4 positions)
  • From: sfruchey@umich.edu
  • Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 15:21:37 -0500

Position: Education & Sustainable Agriculture Interns (4)

Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm, metro-Cincinnati, OH

Contact: Kate LaBare, Education Manager & Camp Director
(513) 563-6663 ext. 103

Internship Description: Gorman Heritage Farm is seeking four (4) paid summer interns to join our creative, experienced, and dedicated staff for summer 2006.

Interns will gain valuable experience with many aspects of environmental education and farming.
Interns primary responsibility is to lead sessions of the summer camp program. Interns will gain experience with campers from a variety of backgrounds and ages (5-11 years). Camps focus on farm chores, hands-on ecology exploration, and natural art projects.
Interns will gain experience working in a cooperative and supportive learning and working environment. Interns will gain valuable management skills working with Counselors-in-Training. Interns will also learn about and participate in the farming operations and animal care aspects of the farm. On non-camp weeks, interns will work closely with the farmers and volunteers to grow, harvest, and market our organically-grown produce, eggs, and meat.
There will be opportunities to share ones own skills and experiences with campers, volunteers, and staff.
Interns receive 1 full week of paid training and teambuilding.

Description of Site:

Planting seeds for the future while honoring the past

Gorman Heritage Farm is a non-profit 120-acre educational farm located in the village of Evendale, just North of Cincinnati, Ohio. Gorman Heritage Farm promotes: Hands-on education for people of all ages (particularly local students) about agriculture, local habitats and the value of manual labor The preservation of a distinct regional identity and local traditions, specifically the history of Gorman Farm and values of the Gorman family that helped it flourish An understanding of modern food systems and how sustainable agriculture, the consumption of locally grown food and responsible land use can support a healthy society The entrepreneurial spirit that seeks new avenues for self-sustaining, business opportunities Community building that highlights the essential connections between people, land, and meaningful labor

Qualifications: Passion for the natural world and working with children
Flexibility Creativity
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Related college experience preferred
Special skills and experience such playing musical instruments, singing, or crafts a plus but not required

Location: Evendale, OH (just North of Cincinnati city-limits) Duration: June 5- August 18, 2006
Start Date: June 5, 2006
Hours: 40 hrs. per week
Compensation: $2500 stipend (plus fresh produce, off-site housing if needed)

Application Procedure: Send cover letter with related experience and special skills, resume, and three references to:

Kate LaBare, Education Manager
Gorman Heritage Farm 3035 Gorman Heritage Farm
Cincinnati, OH 45241

Or email to: klabare@gormanheritagefarm.org

Please call (513)563-6663 ext 103 with questions.

Deadline: Ongoing, until positions are filled.

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