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2022 Hilltop Hanover Farm Internships

 

Internships support our farm, and we aim to support our interns by providing an immersive, real-world experience in non-profit administration, agriculture, and education.  You’ll come away with a sense of ownership of an important piece of the farm, forming a community with the staff as we spend our days outdoors, providing food and education for Westchester County and beyond. Working on a farm is an extremely rewarding experience. However, farming takes place in all weather conditions and is physically demanding at times. We value our interns and know you will enjoy your time at Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center!

Ideal Candidates

We are looking for highly motivated, energetic, outgoing students to intern at the farm for the 2022 season; internships are available starting in March and ending in November.  Candidates should generally be available at least 20 hours per week between 7 – 4pm, Monday through Sunday, for a minimum of 6 consecutive weeks. Each individual internship has slight variations in scheduling requirements, so please review each carefully for specific details. Feel free to apply to more than one, but note that each internship has its own application questions. 

All accepted interns will be required to attend an orientation, team building and training on the afternoon of Sunday May 1st.

Candidates who do not meet these recommended requirements are still encouraged to apply, and we will evaluate each application on a case by case basis.

What you get

Working side-by-side with experienced farmers, Field Crew interns will learn plant propagation, cultivation, harvest and the marketing of over 100 varieties of vegetables through retail and CSA sales. 

Alongside inspired educators, Outdoor Education interns will learn to convey the farm’s values of sustainable agriculture through the fundamentals of experiential education, engage youth from diverse backgrounds ages 5-18, and continue outreach and program development. 

Farm Stand/Retail interns work with farmers to learn the set-up and operation of our vegetable and value-added storefront, provide excellent customer service, and become familiar with the produce we offer and proficient in Square, our point-of-sale system.

All interns will receive a t-shirt, free vegetables and a staff discount in the Farm Stand. At this time we cannot provide transportation, housing, or payment. However, we can provide proof of work for school credit or other community service requirements.


Internship Opportunities

Learn more and apply!

Farm Stand Interns

Field Crew Interns

Outdoor Education Interns