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Internship Program

Intern-Apprentice Practicum 2015

We are now accepting applications for the 2015 growing season.
Application with instructions: 2015 Internship Application
Applications are due March 31, 2015.

2014 Intern Group

Click photo to read blogs by our 2013 and 2014 interns.

The Invitation:

Eighth Day Farm, (Holland, MI) is recruiting four people to participate in an intern-apprentice practicum, May 16-August 9, 2015. Selected interns will possess an interest in agriculture and creation care along with the physical and emotional dedication to work and learn. Interns will also need to demonstrate a commitment to the Christian faith and a desire to live, cooperate and grow in a spiritual community. This is considered an unpaid internship, with housing covered, a $500 stipend, 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 apply through application form and submit one character reference.

The Internship Practicum exists to fulfill Eighth Day Farm’s mission in at least three ways:

  1. Service Learning. Interns provide service that allows them first hand, introductory experience of practicing the necessary disciplines of a working urban farm.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.”

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Further inquiries can be sent to jeff@eighthdayfarm.org.