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Cornell Small Farms Program Internship

Cornell Small Farms Program logoThe Cornell Small Farms Program is accepting applications for a 2014 Student Intern for summer employment. The application deadline is January 28th, 2014.

Qualifications:

The applicant must have strong writing, editing, and organizational skills. Must have some background in farming and an enthusiasm for learning more about small farms in NY. Must be comfortable learning to use computer programs such as WordPress, Constant Contact, Excel, Google Forms, Google Analytics, & Qualtrics Survey Tool. Please note: This position is for a Cornell undergraduate, continuing student.

Major Projects:

  • Farmer Profiles. Complete 4-6 profiles of farmers/educators/researchers that have participated in sustainable agriculture research or sustainable farm energy innovations.
  • Small Farms Update. Compile and publish the Small Farms bimonthly newsletter.
  • Small Farm Quarterly. Provide production assistance for the seasonal Small Farm Quarterly Magazine. This magazine reaches 17,000 readers across the Northeast.
  • Social Media & Communications. Manage Small Farms and Beginning Farmers Facebook & Twitter accounts. Respond to public inquires via phone, email and Small Farms blog.
  • Website Content & Revision. Manage content at www.smallfarms.cornell.edu and www.nebeginningfarmers.org

Special projects:

The 2014 internship may also include production assistance with a new ebook on wholesale markets for the small farmer or other special projects to be announced.

This position is offered at 30 hours/week. Position is based in 15A Plant Science Building on the Cornell University campus. Stipend is $10/hour. Position runs from late May 2014 to late August 2014.

*An additional 8 hours of field work at the Homer C. Thompson Vegetable Research Farm in Freeville, NY may be available to bring the position to full time.

To learn more about the Cornell Small Farms Program, visit www.smallfarms.cornell.edu

To apply, send short letter of interest, resume, and casual writing sample to Violet Stone at vws7@cornell.edu

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