Some farms have apprenticeship and internship opportunities through which new farmers can gain experience. See below for opportunities that have been posted through Farm Link, and see the additional websites where opportunities are often posted. 


Opportunities on private farms

ID Number County Town Description of the farming opportunity
--- Morris Morristown

Grow It Green Morristown is seeking a Community/School Garden Intern for an internship running 20 weeks from May 10 to September 23, 2010. The total stipend for each regular 5-day workweek is $525 (35 hours/week at $15/hour). For more information, please read our internship announcement, visit the Grow It Green Morristown website, or call Samantha Rothman at 973-769-0107.

1232 Gloucester Franklin We have a small farm and CSA on 5-10 acres and are seeking interns to help us with our CSA program and farming for the season. Experience is not necessary, but helpful. Must be dependable. Phone: 856-974-0473; Email: 6/09
1157 Warren Phillipsburg Looking for an apprentice/worker/partner who wants to learn all I know about vegetable growing, market gardening, and selling at farmers' markets (including three NYC Greenmarkets). Opportunity to perhaps take over business even though we have no significant farm holdings (currently farming on leased land). Phone: 908-797-3503; Email: Updated 8/09



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Opportunities on college farms

College County Town Description of the farming opportunity
Rutgers University Middlesex New Brunswick The Student Sustainable Farm at Rutgers has internship opportunities for Rutgers students to work and manage the college's CSA farm. Contact Ed Durner: Phone: 732-932-9711x256; Email:
Delaware Valley College Bucks (PA) Doylestown

Delaware Valley College has opportunities on its college farms for students and other people interested in gaining farming experience and learning about farming. Summer-season (i.e., between the semesters) farming opportunities are often available on the horticulture farm, for instance. These jobs offer basic soups to nuts hands-on training for people who want to become farmers. How to do irrigation, planting, using equipment are covered. Temporary positions may also be available during the rest of the year on the college's organic farm. Contact the Horticulture Production Department. Phone: 215-489-2258

Rutgers NJAES Extension Hunterdon
Each year, the NJAES Extension Farms Paid Undergrad Summer Internship Program places Rutgers and non-Rutgers students at one of three NJAES farms: the Snyder Research & Extension Farm in Pittstown; the Rutgers Agricultural Research & Extension Center (RAREC) in Upper Deerfield; and the Marucci Blueberry and Cranberry Research & Extension Center in Chatsworth. For more information, see the 2009 internship announcement. Contact Jack Rabin: Phone: 732-932-5000 x610; Email:
Additional colleges and universities Northeast and around the US Across the country A number of additional colleges have farm projects that students can manage or participate in. The Rodale Institute created a Farming for Credit Directory summarizing some of these opportunities.



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Websites with listings

There are a number of websites that list farm apprenticeship and internship opportunities in NJ and the Northeast. Some of these sites include the following:


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