Agriculture and Community Health Internship (CLOSED)


Harvesting turnips, Summer 2020

Program Description

We use sustainable agricultural practices to produce a diverse array of vegetables year-round in our two hoop houses and outdoor space. Vegetables are sold at local markets, provided to patients and healthcare providers 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 200 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, the Farm Share, and additional programming needs
  • 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). We are currently working to find funding to make this a paid internship. 

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!

Internship Opportunities

We are now accepting applications for

2021 Summer Interns

Our mission is to grow a healthy community by empowering people through food, education, and relationships. In the 2021 Summer growing season interns will have the opportunity to work at the intersection of health, agriculture, and sustainability in a truly unique environment.


   

Agriculture and Community Health Internships 

2 Positions Open for the 2021 Summer Season (currently unpaid)

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 200 participants. A section of the program targets families experiencing food insecurity, and weekly share distribution includes educational components related to food preparation and nutrition.

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Summer Education Internships – ON HOLD

Positions Open for the 2021 Summer Season – currently not accepting applications

Program description

Education is a major emphasis of programming at The Farm at St. Joe’s. During the school year, The Farm hosts nearly 1,000 students from Ypsilanti Community Schools for field trips. Over the summer, education is primarily delivered through summer camps. Campers have the opportunity to explore food from seed to stomach, while learning about botany, human health, and environmental stewardship. Interns will be trained to step up and run our Farm to Table and Farm, Field & Forest Camps, a great opportunity to strengthen skills delivering programs to youth and families.

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Communications & Social Media Intern – ON HOLD

1 Position OPEN accepted on an ongoing basis (currently unpaid)

Description

Do you have a passion for writing, photography, audio, video, and farming?! The Farm at St. Joe’s is looking for an intern who is enthusiastic and passionate about farming and wants to assist in developing communication and marketing strategies for our programs. 

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A summer share