Full-Time Apprenticeship

Daniel Grover. "Farmers on the Square" market, Dickinson College produce stand, downtown Carlisle.Now accepting applications for one open Dickinson College Farm Apprenticeship! Only Dickinson College students on track to graduate in May 2013 are eligible to apply.

Apprentices can expect to be involved in ongoing experimental and investigative projects at the farm, including insect, pollinator, and disease management; fertility, worm compost and compost projects; agroforestry, and other educational outreach functions to arise over the season.

The objective of the College Farm Apprenticeship is to prepare Dickinson graduates for leadership positions on diversified farms.  We aim to provide apprentices with the skills, experience, and knowledge needed to advance toward assistant manager and manager positions on organic produce and livestock farms elsewhere in the country.  The experience will also be applicable should apprentices choose to return to academic studies or seek other employment related to food, sustainability, and education.

Apprentice positions begin after graduation and end in mid to late November.  We understand that interns may want a short rest period following graduation, but appreciate as early a start as possible given that May and June are very important planting months.  Once the season is up and running, each apprentice is allowed one week of unpaid vacation to be scheduled over the summer, as well as the occasional long weekend when personal needs arise.

Interested students should complete the 2013 Apprentice Application and send it to halpinj@dickinson.edu.

Download the full 2013 Apprenticeship position description.

Application due by March 1st.

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