Internships at Dodge Nature Center
Part-time and full-time seasonal internships at Dodge Nature Center's 300-acre nature preserve are available in the following areas:
Development and Marketing (Applications accepted year-round)
Development and marketing interns help create various marketing and public relations materials, assist with the coordination of special events and programs, and assist in aspects of fundraising.
Agriculture/Horticulture (postings in February)
The farm internship has three seasons: Spring (March-May), Summer(June –August), and Fall (Sept.-Oct.). The nature of the work can vary considerably by season.
The core of the internship is a general overview of small scale farming practices. Interns will learn to do the feeding chores, barn cleaning, basic animal medical/husbandry care, soil preparation, crop planting, cultivation, and harvest. In addition there will be opportunities to work on bee keeping, a model aquaponics system, fence and building repair, composting, and maple sugaring- all only when seasonally appropriate. The intern will learn a variety of farm practices in a wide variety of areas.
Specific projects 2013: Interns may work on a number of these planned projects…
- Building and planting a series of raised bed herb and fruit gardens
- Building a new garden shed and compost site
- Transforming a pigeon loft into a chicken run
- Planting a large pumpkin patch
- Re-fencing a community garden
Farm interns gain experience in sustainable agriculture and horticulture, assisting with the daily care of our diverse farm animal population, preparation of bedding plants and planting, care and harvest of field crops.
The internship requires a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week, with at least one full day (8 hrs) included to ensure a breadth of experiential duties.
To apply for a Farm internship, please email a letter of interest and resume to Don Oberdorfer.