High School

Branch Hill Farm Micro-Internship

.25 Credits

Gain firsthand, mentored experience running all aspects of the gardens at Branch Hill Farm, producing over 7,000 lbs of food annually for the community on the 1⁄2 acre bio-intensive, no-till, sustainably-minded vegetable plot! Tasks you will do on the farm include seeding, weeding, transplanting veggie crops, harvesting and packing vegetables for our farm store and CSA program, and occasionally helping with non-vegetable farm tasks like haying or moving sheep fencing.

The Branch Hill Farm Micro-Internship is associated with this paid opportunity, and you must apply and be hired prior to enrolling.
To Apply: Candidates aged 15-18 (not parents) must email their cover letter and two references with contact information and relationship to the applicant to Georgia Elgar, Educational Programming Coordinator, at [email protected] by March 31, 2024.

The cover letter should be 1-2 paragraphs. “Tell us a little about yourself, why you’re interested in being a Farm Apprentice, which session you are applying for, and why you think you would be a great apprentice. Creativity and authenticity are encouraged in your cover letter! Share your previous experiences with physical labor or any other work/volunteer/work-at-home experiences, but those without much experience should not be discouraged from applying. Your enthusiasm to work, learn, and grow in an outdoor setting is the most important!  Prospective candidates will be invited to a 2-hour work interview in April before final hiring decisions are made by April 20th.”

You can also visit the website at https://branchhillfarm.org/


Career Preparation

Students will demonstrate an understanding of Branch Hill Farm Micro-Internship Career Preparation by explaining the required responsibilities and training for the career addressed.

Career Tasks

Students will demonstrate an understanding of Branch Hill Farm Micro-Internship Career Tasks by completing the micro-internship and the required deliverable(s).