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Small Farms Program Summer Internship

The Small Farms Program is seeking a Summer Intern to assist with organziation and outreach in 2 key program areas: Farm Energy issues and Beginning Farmer issues.  The intern must be outgoing and have strong writing, editing, organizational and outreach skills.  Coursework or focus in journalism, multimedia, or ag communications is preffered.  Must have some background in farming and an enthusiasm for learning more about small farms in NY.

Specifically, the intern will assist with:

Administrative (20%)

  • Compile the Small Farms Monthly Update
  • Coordinate Small Farms Program List-serve
  • Assist with the Small Farms Quarterly Magazine
  • Database entry and mailing assistance
  • Assist with 4-H Career Exploration Days

Farm Energy Support (40%)

  • Write profiles about farms that are using energy conservation/renewable energy
  • Assist organizing on-farm energy field days

Beginning Farmer Project Support (40%)

  • Research organizations that provide services to beginning farmers
  • Assist  getting high school students interested in farming as a career
  • Write profiles or capture video of new farmers

Term of Employment: May – August, 2010.  Start and End date flexible.

To apply, send cover letter, resume and writing sample (casual style) to vws7@cornell.edu by May 7th.  To learn more about the Cornell Small Farms Program, visit www.smallfarms.cornell.edu

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