Sweet Rowen Farmstead Internship
The internship program at Sweet Rowen Farmstead is a multi disciplined opportunity to work and learn about small scale dairy, milk processing, and marketing. Albany is located in Vermont’s North East Kingdom, in the heart of a vibrant farm community.
Sweet Rowen Farmstead is a small family dairy farm focused on producing high quality grass-fed milk and fresh cheese. Much of the work includes twice daily chores, animal husbandry, gardening, fencing, and milk processing.
We welcome interns to share innovative ideas, and to create a project they are interested in. We have many building projects planned for the next year so carpentry experience is a plus. We also encourage interns to take the opportunity to meet and work for other local farmers to learn about what they are doing. The internship is demanding and we support applicants with all levels of experience who have a strong work ethic and willingness to learn.
Three month internships:
We try to split up the internship into three month blocks but may be able to modify the timeline to meet your needs.
Summer: June - August
Winter: September – January
We are flexible with scheduling. However, interns will be encouraged to work 6 days a week.
Since the farm is a small owner-run businesses, we are not in a position to offer pay for the 3 month internship program. However, if interns express interest in staying longer than the 3 month internship then paid positions are possible.
Housing & Board:
A private cabin with water, electricity, and composting toilet will be provided. Interns are welcome to the garden and meat freezer as well as the occasional family cook out.
How to apply for internship:
- Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- E-mail is the fastest way to get a response. You may call or mail your information.
- Once we have received your application we will set up a phone interview.
- After the phone interview we require that all interns come for a visit unless distance is an issue.
- Please contact us with any questions!