Eighth Day Farm (Holland, MI) is recruiting four to six people to participate in an intern-apprentice practicum, May 14-August 11, 2017. Selected interns will possess an interest in agriculture and creation care along with the physical and emotional dedication to work and learn. This is considered an unpaid internship, with housing covered, in addition to food, gas and extras covered with gift cards to local businesses. Expect a 40-hour work-week (Mondays through Fridays).
Applicants should fill out an application form and submit one character reference. Either make a copy of this Google Doc (click “Make a copy…” in the File menu), fill it out, and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or print this PDF, fill it out, and mail it to Eighth Day Farm, 709 Pine Avenue, Holland, MI, 49423.
The Internship Practicum exists to fulfill Eighth Day Farm’s mission in at least three ways:
- Service Learning. Interns provide service that allows them first hand, introductory experience of practicing the necessary disciplines of a working urban farm.
- Training future food growers. Some of our interns will discern a long term calling to farming and will continue to work with Eighth Day Farm after the internship is completed, or they will go on to other apprenticeships and training programs.
- The practicum is designed to allow all participants to deepen their practiced values necessary to, as our mission states, “cultivate healthy and sustainable communities locally and globally.”