Internship Opportunities

Now accepting applications for:
Environmental Education — Spring & Summer 2022
5th Grade Life Science — Spring 2022
Sustainable Agriculture, late Spring — early Fall 2022

Environmental Education

Spring and Fall
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
Environmental Education Interns will act as a Counselor for 9 weeks of Farm Camp for children ages 3-17.

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

5th Grade Life Sciences

Messages from the Earth
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 program and Stratford’s Farm and Field tours (see Environmental Education Intern).

5th Grade Life Sciences

Messages from the Earth
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 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. Be an integral part of Farm Camp, working with camp Counselors and Education Director. Work with adults and children as they visit and volunteer on the farm. 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.

Details & Application

Internships are 40 hours a week
Rate of pay is $12 per hour
Minimum age of 18
Training Provided

Low cost housing available through a partnership with Methodist Theological School of Central Ohio, just a few minutes from Stratford
Interns receive free product and a discount on eggs and meat.