Business / Organization Name: 
F.R.E.S.H. New London
Contact Person: 
Arthur Lerner
Phone Number: 
[Office] 860-625-3194
Street Address: 
90 Garfield Ave
City: 
New London
State: 
CT
Zip Code: 
06320
Job Title: 
FRESH Farm Intern
Job Type: 
Internship
Job Description: 
General Description: F.R.E.S.H. New London works to increase access to fresh, local foods and educate and empower the people of New London County about their health and the local food system. We believe health, healing, and vitality can be achieved in our communities and environment. We see the people right here in our community, especially young people, being the agents of that change. As part of that work, our FRESH Farm produces diversified vegetable crops to supply our various programs addressing food access: our 50 member CSA program; roving Mobile Market; and our donation commitments. We grow intensively on over an acre of organically-cultivated land, a 1000 square foot greenhouse, 2 high tunnels, harvest barn/outdoor classroom. The Farm is an educational and training site where students, youth employees, and volunteers learn about the natural world and see where food comes from. Our primary urban site, our “ Community Garden Center”, is a quarter acre urban garden site in downtown New London, CT, and is also a part of the FRESH Farm operation. Internship Starts: Rolling Basis Internship Ends: Rolling Basis Number of Interns: 3 App Deadline: Position open until filled Minimum Length of Stay: 2 months Meals: Abundant farm produce available in season. Skills Desired: •• Keen interest in small scale organic farming. Some previous experience. • Ability to work with youth and a strong commitment to mentor and model a strong work ethic, responsibility, focus and passion for learning and service. • Willingness to communicate: ask questions, make observations, accept instruction and share information pro-actively with others. • Ability to comfortably lift 30 pounds repeatedly, wake up early and do physical labor, and be outside all day. • Ability to work with a diverse team of staff and volunteers respectfully and with patience. • Qualities of self-motivation, time management, flexibility and cooperation. • Work and learn in field, greenhouse, outdoor classroom, market and office. Weekend and evening hours. • Valid Driver’s License Educational Opportunities: This opportunity affords full immersion into the workings of a small-scale farm, from seed starting to harvest and distribution. Interns will set educational goals, have daily interaction with FRESH staff and weekly supervision meetings with Farm Leadership team. Learning will be guided by the agricultural season, growing goals and plans developed by Farm Leadership Team, and intern interest. Interns have access to our agricultural library. Visits to other farms, opportunities to connect regionally with other farm interns, and opportunities to attend workshops and conferences will be available and supported. Intern’s input and initiative on deepening the educational experience is highly encouraged and an important part of a successful internship. Stipend: Volunteer Stipend of $375/month, an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. Significant personal and professional development and training opportunities. The most significant benefit is the opportunity to make a difference in the community, while gaining unique experiences and building life-long skills. Housing: Assistance can be provided to locate local housing. Preferred method Of Contact: email Internship Details: The FRESH Farm Internship is an opportunity for motivated students to intensively learn the hands on skills required to produce healthy food rooted in ecological stewardship, community food security, and social change. FRESH Farm interns learn experientially about farm planning, planting, cultivation, harvest, and distribution. FRESH Farm Interns work closely with the Farm Manager and assist with coordination and implementation of work and activities at the FRESH Farm.
Stockbridge Majors: 
Sustainable Food and Farming
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Application Requirements (resume, cover letter, etc.): 
Please email cover letter and resume to freshnewlondon@hotmail.com
Minimum Qualifications: 
Skills Desired: •• Keen interest in small scale organic farming. Some previous experience. • Ability to work with youth and a strong commitment to mentor and model a strong work ethic, responsibility, focus and passion for learning and service. • Willingness to communicate: ask questions, make observations, accept instruction and share information pro-actively with others. • Ability to comfortably lift 30 pounds repeatedly, wake up early and do physical labor, and be outside all day. • Ability to work with a diverse team of staff and volunteers respectfully and with patience. • Qualities of self-motivation, time management, flexibility and cooperation. • Work and learn in field, greenhouse, outdoor classroom, market and office. Weekend and evening hours. • Valid Driver’s License
Wage, Salary & Benefits Description: 
Stipend: Volunteer Stipend of $375/month, an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. Significant personal and professional development and training opportunities. The most significant benefit is the opportunity to make a difference in the community, while gaining unique experiences and building life-long skills.