NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR:

Environmental Education — Spring and Summer 2023
Sustainable Agriculture — late Spring through early Fall 2023

Details & Application

Paid – Inquire for current rates
Hours – Full & Part Time Opportunities
Age – Must be 18 or older
Training Provided

Affordable housing available through a partnership with Methodist Theological School of Central Ohio, just a few minutes from Stratford.  Housing scholarships available for those who qualify.
Interns receive free product and a discount on eggs and meat.

Environmental Education

Spring and Fall Emphasis – Children and Family Programming
Environmental Education Interns serve as teaching staff with a group of volunteer guides for the 3,000 students (pre-k – High School) visiting our working farm and state nature preserve. Teach students of all ages about gardening, composting, animal husbandry and ecology through fun experiential hands-on
activities.

Summer Emphasis – Farm Camp
Environmental Education Interns will act as a Counselor for 10 weeks of Farm Camp for children ages 3-17.

Create a fun playful environment for children to express their curiosity and excitement for nature.

Environmental Education

Spring and Fall
Emphasis: 5th Grade Life Science and School Field Trips
Work outdoors with a dynamic team teaching life science concepts to small groups of fifth graders. Duties also include leading in-school presentations,  trail maintenance and activity set up.

This intern will split their time between Messages from the Earth (5th Grade Life Science) program and Stratford’s Farm and Field tours (see Environmental Education Intern).

Environmental Education

Spring and Fall
Emphasis: 5th Grade Life Science and School Field Trips
Work outdoors with a dynamic team teaching life science concepts to small groups of fifth graders. Duties also include leading in-school presentations,  trail maintenance and activity set up.

This intern will split their time between Messages from the Earth (5th Grade Life Science) program and Stratford’s Farm and Field tours (see Environmental Education Intern).

Sustainable Agriculture

Assist the Farmer in all aspects of production on the 65 acre organically managed farm, including livestock, field crops, horticulture crops and a budding agro-forestry program.  You’ll have the opportunity to build fence, make repairs, do light carpentry, basic mechanics, operate equipment (small and large), and participate in nature preserve management and small research projects.

Stratford’s working farm includes fruits and vegetables, sheep, goats, cattle (beef and dairy), hogs, chickens and llamas.  Haying is a component of an eight year crop rotation that includes corn, spelt, oats, sunflowers, buckwheat, barley and two kinds of hay.