Agriculture and Community Health Internship

Harvesting chard, Summer 2019

Program Description

We use sustainable agricultural practices to produce a diverse array of vegetables year-round in our three hoop houses and outdoor space. Vegetables are sold at our hospital farmers’ market, provided to patients at numerous clinics,  and distributed through our St. Joe’s Farm Share program. The Farm Share is a collaborative “community supported agriculture” program, which sources fruits and vegetables from local farms and provides weekly boxes of produce to over 170 participants. A section of the program targets families experiencing food insecurity, and weekly share distribution includes educational components related to food preparation and nutrition.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Actively participate in all aspects of sustainable vegetable production and Farm Share programming
  • Supervise, assist, and direct Farm volunteers of all ages
  • Create educational materials to accompany vegetables distributed to clinics and Farm Share members (e.g., vegetable storage tips, information about Farm programming, healthy recipes)
  • Develop and implement supplemental educational offerings (e.g., cooking classes, recipe samples)

Time commitment

Flexible start date, May preferred

Flexible end date, through August preferred

8 hrs/day, Monday -Thursday

How to Apply

Applications should include the following and should be submitted as a single PDF :

  1. Cover letter, which includes start date availability and addresses the following questions: What are your professional goals? How will this internship prepare you for your professional goals? What unique perspective will you bring to The Farm at St. Joe’s community?
  2. Resume

Please note that interns must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and must receive credit for their participation (i.e., this internship should count toward the intern’s degree).

If interested, please send your application to:

Liz Tylander, Farm Program Manager, liz.tylander@stjoeshealth.org

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so submit your application today!