Do you love animals? Do you like talking to people? If so, you might make a great Farm Educator Intern! Interns work directly with the public, teaching and assisting with farm education programs. All our programs travel to our clients’ locations, serving schools, libraries, park systems, childcare centers, assisted living centers, city festivals, and private events.
At Bring the Farm to You®, we want our interns to become exposed to a fresh form of environmental education – one that shares important and meaningful connections with the community, right where they are. We bring the farm into cities and suburbs, helping people feel connected with the animals that help supply our food and fiber, and the skills and history of making-ones-own.
Interns will have an opportunity to do the following tasks:
Assist with Programs
· Attend Bring the Farm to You programs at locations around the central Ohio area to assist the Lead Teacher with set-up, clean-up, and teaching the public.
· Take pictures of the programs and animals to help promote our programs and to help people feel connected to the farm.
· Interact with and teach program participants, logging frequently asked questions, and otherwise helping to improve and deepen the learning experience for our visitors.
· If the intern shows skill at public speaking, they may be invited to be trained to independently teach the 45-60-minute Chick Hatching presentation that kicks off our 3-week Chick Hatching programs. This opportunity will teach interns group management, public speaking skills, and how to engage an audience with information.
· Assist with routine animal care such as brushing angora rabbits, leash-training animals, trimming nails, socializing animals, etc.
· Assist with animal chores, including feeding, changing bedding, collecting/washing eggs, etc.
· Assist in the garden and greenhouse, participating in growing food on a small family homestead.
· Assist with work projects, including clearing brush, building repairs, seeding, etc.
· Reset Chick Hatching kits, including sterilizing incubators, inventorying supplies, and cleaning equipment
· Empty and wash tarps used for Farm Animal Events
· Farm trailer upkeep including cleaning stalls and cages, filling buckets, etc.
Compensation and schedule: The intern will work part-time based on our program schedule and the intern’s availability. Compensation starts at $15/hour. Opportunities are available for continuing the internship through multiple seasons or becoming a permanent part-time employee.
Our spring internship is April and May. Our summer internship can begin in May or June and ends mid-August. Our fall internship is September and October.
We have had many college interns receive credit through their universities. It is up to the intern to pursue those opportunities with their advisor and to complete the required time and work in order to earn credit for their internship.
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following subject heading: Intern Application. If you have a resume, please attach it. In your email, answer the following questions:
1. Why are you interested in an internship with Bring the Farm to You?
2. Do you drive and have reliable transportation?
3. What is your availability?
4. What has been your experience and comfort level with animals?
5. What type of formal or informal teaching experiences have you had?
Thanks for your interest!
Founder, Bring the Farm to You, LLC