Agroecology Internship

at FarmED
Location Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted 22/01/2024
Category Agriculture
Food and Fresh Produce
Placements
Job Type Temporary Vacancies
Closing Date 26/01/2024

Description

How to Apply

FarmED are a not-for-profit organisation based at Honeydale Farm, a diverse 107-acre mixed farm in the Cotswolds. We aim to be at the heart of local, regional and global agroecological transition by demonstrating many different types of regenerative farming practices. Our mission is to provide learning spaces and events that inspire, educate and connect everyone connected in the food chain to build sustainable farming and food systems that nourish people and regenerate the planet.

We are seeking an aspiring agroecological thinker to be part of the team. As our paid intern you will be involved in all aspects of our work. You will get a foot on the ladder, connect with like-minded people and develop transferable skills for your future career.

As the FarmED Intern, you will gain comprehensive experience of what it means to work in the agroecological and knowledge-exchange sector. You will work across all our activities, helping on the farm, in the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) kitchen garden, in the marketing team and in the cafe. You will also support our busy programme/knowledge exchange team with our range of sustainable farming and food events, farm walks and courses. Every day will be different, depending on the season's needs.

This unique internship is for a maximum of 12 months. We would like you to spend 9 months with us at FarmED and another 3 months elsewhere to gain additional placement experience with a suitable UK-based agroecological partner.

We have identified a range of tasks and roles that you could be doing daily. These include:

  • Working in the cafe and kitchen.
  • Helping with harvest and at busy times of the season in the market garden.
  • Working with the programme team facilitating events and creating courses.
  • Supporting farm walks.
  • Maintaining the compost systems on-site.
  • Undertaking soil sampling and other ecological surveys.
  • Working on the farm with the cattle and sheep, moving fence lines, milking etc.
  • Habitat management - planting trees, mulching, dry-stone walling, grass cutting etc.
  • Working with the marketing team to produce content and promotional materials.
  • Managing and taking responsibility for work experience students.
  • Attending farm conferences (e.g. Groundswell and Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC)) representing FarmED.
  • Developing a personal project at FarmED.
  • Researching your 3-month placement.
  • Any other reasonable tasks designated by the management team.

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To apply, please email hello@farm-ed.co.uk with a cover letter and your CV by the 26th January.

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