Intern Management Program

About the Role

Internships are a minimum four month commitment. Ideally, interns will be on site for the equivalent of 1 full day per week (8 hours). After the four month trial period we craft a curriculum based on the intern’s career path and AOOA needs. The first four months are volunteer-based after which an intern management stipend is offered.


AOOA is a working farm. Interns must be able to:
● lift and carry/transport 35 lbs
● have their own mode of transportation
● be comfortable with farm and domestic animals
● work independently and efficiently in both indoor and outdoor settings

Interns must also bring:
● a reusable, refillable water bottle
● lunch or a snack or money to purchase food in the Farm Stand
● a personal laptop computer for office/business related work

Duties & Responsibilities

There are many areas in which interns can gain experience at AOOA:

Learning Objective 1: Obtain skills in the practice of garden cultivation and management. Tasks may include:
● Weeding, planting, and other field work
● Harvesting vegetables and teas
● Processing harvest items

Learning Objective 2: Obtain skills in animal care and husbandry. Tasks may include:
● Milking sheep
● Moving egg mobile on rotational grazing schedule
● Moving sheep on rotational grazing schedule
● Egg collecting and processing

Learn how to plan, build, and design innovative tools and processes and structures for regenerative farming. Tasks may include:
● Building a compost sifter with a bike
● Organize work areas to maximize efficiency
● Build out of high tunnels

Learning Objective 4: Learn how to prepare, package, and market farm goods for sale and profitability.
● Weighing and packaging teas and other farm goods in the Farm Stand
● Merchandising / beautifying the Farm Stand
● Building bouquets with flowers and foliage
● Assist with Farm Stand inventory

Learning Objective 5: Learn how to organize, plan, and execute public-facing educational tours and workshops. Tasks may include:
● Assistance with the creation and maintenance of Farm Tour training materials and FAQs
● Shadowing and training to give Farm Tours
● Setting up for workshops and private group events
● Teaching or co-teaching workshops in agriculture and food

Learning Objective 6: Learn how to support the farm’s growth and development through marketing, outreach. Tasks may include:
● Community outreach for upcoming classes and workshops
● Content creation for use on AOOA’s social media platforms
● Photographing and documenting interesting farm-related content
● Curating farm photo and video libraries
● Blog writing about farm-related topics
● Drone video footage and editing
● Help maintain and organize inventory of printed collateral

To Apply

Please send a resume and letter of interest explaining your fit for the position to