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Farm Internships & Training Opportunities

Grow a Career in Sustainable Agriculture

- Continued from Farming Jobs

The farm internships and training opportunities below build on the growing resources available for farm jobs and careers in sustainable agriculture. You'll find apprenticeship, training and volunteer opportunities as well as farm education programs. We update often so check back and please suggest your own farm resources or share your farm job leads too.

Farm Internships & Training

  • Growing New Farmers Apprentice Program
    Hands-on training with curriculum based course work and pairings with mentor farmers on a working farm + field trips, farm tours, growers group meetings and networking opportunities. No experience is required and limited financial aid and payment plans are available. The program is an initiative of a Mavenjoy Best Practice Pick: Lowcountry Local First.
  • Organic Growers School
    Providing educational opportunities and resources for both current and future generation farmers in Southern Appalachia, including Apprentice Link a searchable site for both existing farmers and future apprentices as well as free one-on-one farm labor consulting.
  • Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunities
    A Center for Rural Affairs program providing resources for people interested in entering the farming profession, including how to obtain land, financing, and skills for a successful start-up as well as linking retiring farmers and ranchers with beginner farmers.


  • Harvesting Our Potential
    An apprenticeship program of the Women, Food and Agriculture Network provides hands-on experience for women. Positions include a stipend, room and board.

  • Jewish Farm School
    A sustainable agriculture program rooted in Jewish traditions offering a variety of staff, intern and volunteer positions. Mavenjoy Extra: Check out Urban Farming Fellowships from Urban Adamah -- integrating organic farming, direct social justice work, and progressive Jewish living and learning.

Are you a veteran? Check out our jobs section exclusively for veterans.

  • Farmer Veteran Coalition
    Matching returning veterans with employment on family farms and in the sustainable farming movement in order to support successful operations for those returning to farming as well as to introduce others to farming as a new vocation.
  • Veteran Farmers Project
    Another farm jobs program dedicated to veterans offering workshops, farm tours, individualized consultations and a helpline.
  • Blue Ridge Craft
    Multiple listings of intern/apprenticeships for individuals interested in learning more about sustainable agriculture. Most are located on farms primarily in and around North Carolina. 

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