Sustainability Internship Opportunities

Sunrise Semester 2018 and Volunteering

Sunrise is building towards a massive youth intervention in the 2018 midterm elections we’re calling Sunrise Semester - and we want you to be a part of it.

By May 2018, we’re looking to sign up at least 100 young people to take an 6-month break from your ordinary lives to defend life itself by serving as full-time volunteer organizers from June through the election in November.

 

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Summer Jobs at Abbe Hills Farm,

Abbe Hills Farm is hiring one or two college-age summer workers to join us. The
job begins as soon as possible in May or June, and ends as late as possible in
August. Our work day starts at 7:00 am (sometimes earlier to beat the heat), and
ends at 1:00, Monday through Friday. Rarely, in order to meet our commitments
to our shareholders, weather or workload might require us to work later into the
afternoon. Vacations should be short (1 or 2 days) and limited in frequency, and
must be approved two weeks in advance.

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Intern at Mustard Seed Community Farm

Do you ever wonder what life is like on an organic vegetable farm? Do you have a desire to grow and distribute healthy vegetables and fruits? Do you yearn to make an impact on local food justice? Do you want to get serious about lowering your carbon footprint? How about gaining experience in community-based, consensus decision-making? Mustard Seed Community Farm, near Ames IA, would be an excellent place for you, and we have great opportunities for interns this 2018 season.

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Nature Conservancy - Anna Beal Summer Intern - Summer 2018

This position is an opportunity for Iowa students from any educational background, to learn about
Iowa’s natural landscapes. Interns will develop basic skills for preserve management tasks
through hands-on experience in a wide range of ecosystems.

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Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge - Biology Internship - Summer 2018

Do you have a passion for prairie? Opportunities are available to gain experience and contribute to one of the world’s premier tallgrass prairie reconstruction sites! The Friends of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge are sponsoring several Biology internships at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge for 2018. Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge is a unique ecological restoration project featuring endangered tallgrass prairie and oak savanna ecosystems.

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NASDA - Stephen Haterius Student Agriculture Leadership Program - Summer 2018

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is seeking highly motivated students interested about the legislation and regulations that impact American agriculture. Applicants should be classified as a sophomore or greater by their academic institution and have excellent written and oral communication skills. A basic understanding of the legislative process is preferred but not required. This internship does provide a monthly stipend but housing is not provided. Start and end dates are flexible.

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Sustainable Agriculture Internship (Decorah, IA) - Summer 2018

We are seeking an enthusiastic Luther student with a strong interest in farming and food systems to serve as an intern with Patchwork Green Farm and River Root Farm this summer. The intern will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from farmers on two active commercial farms in Northeast Iowa to experience the full transformation that food takes as it moves from seed to market. This internship is designed for a student craving more knowledge and experience with food production and the local food system. Applicants should not be afraid to roll up their sleeves, throw on some boots and get their hands dirty.

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Organic Valley Cooperative - Financial Strategic Analyst Intern - Summer 2018

The Financial Strategic Analyst Intern will be responsible for assisting in the development of the 2019 Annual Operating Plan and the Three-Year Strategic Growth Plan for OV Fresh. The Financial Strategic Analyst Intern will be responsible for reviewing, modifying and documenting business processes, policies and flow charts and recommending new initiatives and process improvements to enhance efficiency. This role will require problem solving, analytic skills and regular communication across multiple departments and companies.

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Organic Valley Cooperative - Cooperative Steward Intern - Summer 2018

The Cooperative Steward (CSP) Intern will be responsible for researching and designing the CROPP Cooperative Farmer Leadership Development Program in conjunction with the CSP Core Team and the Pools Department. The CROPP Farmer Leadership Development Program will be focused on strategically training and developing farmer-members who are interested in gaining the skills necessary to serve on key cooperative governance committees and/or the CROPP Board of Directors.

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