Internships

We are looking for reliable, flexible-minded people with: strong attention to detail, a love of the natural world, and a desire to lean. To apply, contact us with the responses to the questions below.

Application Questions:

  • Which internship are you applying for?

  • What is your work history? Provide 2 references.

  • What is your major? What are you looking for from this internship?

  • What days are you available? Can you start your internship at 8:30am?

  • Why are you interested in landscaping? What is your experience with gardens or the natural world?

  • What is your understanding of permaculture?

Thanks!

UMass Sustainable Food and Farming Department Internships (42 hrs needed for 1 college credit)

Using permaculture design principles, art, and a deep knowledge of plants, our business builds fun & beautiful landscapes: fruit/nut orchards, annual vegetable beds, pollinator gardens, rain gardens, and more. Learn how by developing hands-on skills, learning native plants, & practicing permaculture design. We offer an internship stipend of $450. Days typically begin and end in Montague Center, 20 min north of UMass. Questions about college credit? Contact Renee Ciulla @ rciulla@umass.edu.

Applications for Spring internships due by March 15th, 2020.

  • Spring Term: One day a week from April 6th - May 15th (6 weeks @ 7 hrs/wk); includes the following week if a day is missed.

  • Summer Term: One day a week from May 18th - June 26th (6 weeks @ 7 hrs/wk); includes the following week if a day is missed.

    — You must be registered for the UMass Summer Term

  • Fall Term: One day a week from Sep 7th - Oct 16th (6 weeks @ 7 hrs/wk); includes the following week if a day is missed.

UMass Certificate in Cooperative Enterprise Internships (240 hrs needed for 6 college credits)

Open to students of all majors. In addition to the skills listed above, students learn about worker-owned cooperatives by participating in co-op meetings, learning co-op management, and pursuing their own independent research. 120 of your hours will be spend doing independent research, some hours learning co-op management, and the remainder - about 100 hrs - is working alongside us. We offer an internship stipend (amount TBA); scholarships also available through UMass Academic Works. Days typically begin and end in Montague Center, 20 min north of UMass. Questions about college credit? Read more on the UMass Department of Economics webpage or contact Valerie Voorheis @ voorheis@econs.umass.edu.

  • Spring or Summer: Five days a week from June 29th - Aug 14th (8 weeks @ 30 hrs/wk)

Mt. Holyoke Lynk UAF-funded internships (240 hrs needed)

Using permaculture design principles, art, and a deep knowledge of plants, our business builds fun & beautiful landscapes: fruit/nut orchards, annual vegetable beds, pollinator gardens, rain gardens, and more. Learn how by developing hands-on skills, learning native plants, & practicing permaculture design. Open to Second and Third Year students of all majors. Stipend provided through Mt. Holyoke UAF Program. Days typically begin and end in Montague Center, 40 min north of Mt. Holyoke. Questions about stipend or college credit? Contact Eric Jette @ ejette@mtholyoke.edu.

Smith College College credit for internships should be available by 2020

Questions? Contact Jason Bauer-Clapp @ jclapp@smith.edu.

 
I learned an abundant amount of knowledge with these amazing people - plants, weeds, how their business designs, and how to learn with the landscape. It was an amazing summer I will never forget!
— Lizzy B, UMass Intern 2018

 

Employment

We hire strong, reliable, attention to detail workers who communicate well. Friendliness is key, since we will be working around clients, while also staying focused on the work at hand. We pay $12-$18 an hour, depending on skill level. To apply, contact us with the responses to the questions below.

  • Spring:  April 15th - July 15th (1-2 days/wk)

  • Fall: Sep 15th - Nov 1st (1-2 days/wk)

Application Questions:

  • What is your work history? Provide 3 references.

  • What do you need from a work environment?

  • What are your days & times available?

  • Why are you interested in landscaping? What is your experience with gardens or the natural world?

  • What is your understanding of permaculture?

Thanks!