Sustainability Internship Connections

Listed below are organizations who regularly host interns and/or are willing to work with a Luther student to develop an opportunity. For additional internship opportunities for biology students visit this website.

Patchwork Green Farm / River Root Farm (Sustainable Ag Internship)

Location: Decorah, Iowa

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. If interesting, please email [email protected] and you will be put in touch with the farms.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Serving as the intern on two different farms
  • Helping set-up the stand at the Farmer’s Market
  • Preparing product for market
  • Assisting with communications and marketing for the Winneshiek County Farmer's Market
  • Ongoing farm responsibilities will involve greenhouse work, field work, weeding, mulching, pruning, irrigation, direct-seeding, harvesting, planting transplants

    Winneshiek County, Iowa

    Location: Winneshiek County, Iowa (Decorah)

    Winneshiek County has hosted many Luther interns over the years and is interested in continuing to do so. The scope of work varies each year, depending on student interest and county needs. Interns have the opportunity to work closely with the Winneshiek County Recycling Center and on IT and GIS projects throughout the summer. Interns have the opportunity to gain valuable skills that will benefit them in future jobs, while also engaging in meaningful work that will help make Winneshiek County a better and more sustainable place for residents.

    Terry Buenzow
    Winneshiek County Recycling Manager
    [email protected]

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