Summer internships for Amherst college students

To Apply for the Summer Internship:

1.      Log in to Quest account

2.      Select Jobs & Internships tab on LEFT

3.      Select Amherst Jobs & Internships tab below on LEFT

4.      Then click on “Advanced Search” on the RIGHT

5.      Scroll down to Position Type Box and select “Amherst Select Internship Program”

6.      Click on purple SEARCH button on the LEFT

Application deadline is March 10th

To Apply for Funding:

Click here to learn how to apply for funding through the Career Center.

Funding Deadline is April 1st

Internship Start Date: 

June 6th through August 12th.  Monday through Friday.  8AM to 5PM.

Description:

Book & Plow Farm is a newly established vegetable farm that serves the Amherst College community. It is located on Amherst College land -the farm center being located at Tuttle Hill - and is within easy walking distance of the school.

As a B&P intern you have the unique opportunity to be part of building up this new enterprise with the Core Team of farmers, Peter McLean, Tobin Porter-Brown, Maida Ives, Kaylee Brow and Will Lintilhac.  The interns play a vital role in all aspects of vegetable production. Tasks will range from high tunnel construction, systems development, crop care (cultivation, weeding, and watering), harvesting, and post-harvest handling (packing and delivery). There will also be an opportunity to work on a directed project that would be both beneficial to the farm and engaging for the intern, which would completed by the end of the summer.

An intern can expect to work hard but have a lot of fun at the same time. The farmers work alongside the interns and an emphasisis placed on developing an enjoyable working experience. 

Mission Statement:

Book & Plow Farm grows healthy, organic produce, provides nourishing education and does all this in ways that sustains and builds our soils and our communities.   

Qualifications:

It is not required for a Book & Plow intern to have prior farming experience but applicants need to be aware that farming is physically challenging and you will be pleasantly tired at the end of the day. Farm days go from 8 am to 5 pm with an hour for lunch. Interns are expected to be prompt and ready to work. An ideal candidate will enjoy working outside (it can get hot in the summer), has a willingness to do the task at hand, will like to work with others, and have a sense of humor.