Internships and Work-Study Opportunities

Summer Employment at the Farm (Closed: Summer only)

Summer Farm Internship

The Hampshire College Farm Summer Internship provides a hands-on working/learning experience designed for college students interested in sustainable agriculture, including organic vegetable production and pastured livestock management.

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Contact: Nancy Hanson, nhanson@hampshire.edu

Farm and Garden Camp Assistants

The Farm and Garden Camp is run by The Farm Education Collaborative (TFEC) at the Hampshire College Farm each summer. Students interested in staff positions for the camp should apply directly to TFEC.

Farm and Garden Camp website »

Work-Study Positions (school year)

Livestock Assistant (fall): (Closed for Fall '19)

Job Description: Feed, clean, and tend livestock. Chores include, but are not limited to, feeding and watering animals, gathering and washing eggs, changing bedding, and maintaining farm facilities. The Hampshire College Farm is looking for assistants with a strong commitment to sustainable agriculture. Farm work is often strenuous; assistants must feel physically capable of and willing to work outdoors in all types of weather. Prior experience is not necessary; assistants will be properly and thoroughly trained for any new task. Hours vary, but generally include regular morning (approximately an hour between 7-9 am) and/or afternoon (approximately an hour between 3-5 pm) animal care, as well as some weekends and/or holidays. Additional hours also will be available on a varying basis depending on the needs of the farm and the animals.

Contact: April Nugent, annFC@hampshire.edu

Livestock Assistant (spring)

Job Description: Same as fall; see above. Also help with maple sugaring (collecting and boiling sap to produce maple syrup). Hours vary.

Contact: April Nugent, annFC@hampshire.edu

Vegetable Assistant (fall)

Job Description: Harvest, wash, and prepare organic vegetables for the Hampshire College CSA share pickup and delivery to the on-campus dining hall. Hours are 1-4 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays and 7-10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays during harvest season. (To be clear, you do not need to be available for all of these time slots.) The Hampshire College Farm is looking for assistants with a strong commitment to sustainable agriculture. Farm work is often strenuous; assistants must be able to work in the early morning and feel physically capable of and willing to work hard outdoors in all types of weather. Prior experience is not necessary; assistants will be properly and thoroughly trained for any new task.

Contact: Nancy Hanson, nhanson@hampshire.edu

Vegetable Assistant (spring)

Job description: Assist as needed with seeding, transplanting, and greenhouse weeding and harvesting of spring crops. Also help with maple sugaring (collecting and boiling sap to produce maple syrup). Hours vary.
 

Contact: Nancy Hanson, nhanson@hampshire.edu
 

Off-Campus Positions

In addition to on-campus opportunities, there are a variety of agriculture-related internships and jobs in the Pioneer Valley and beyond.

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