Teen Ag Crew
Teen Agricultural Crew is a social entrepreneurial internship where a crew of teens ages 14-18 raise vegetables naturally for the local food system, including food pantries and public schools. The crew participates in the full process of growing vegetables starting with initial business planning and decision making, to growing, maintaining, and harvesting the food. Teens work side-by-side with other community members and volunteers, and are supervised by the Farm Manager and an assistant.
This is an excellent internship for anyone considering a future in ecology, botany, outdoor education, horticulture, agriculture, agricultural education, or any field that requires well-developed group leadership skills. There will be weekly lessons and occasional field trips focusing on sustainable agriculture.
Teen Ag is both challenging and rewarding work that contributes to your community in a meaningful way. The Teen Ag Crew produces over 20,000 pounds annually in a 4-acre garden for the local food system, including food pantries and public schools.
After completing 200 internship hours or the equivalent experience and receiving a recommendation from Erickson Farm Manager, interns may advance to an hourly-paid position as a Teen Ag Crew Leader the following season.
Session Schedules, Stipends, & Application Deadlines:
|Session||Date Range||Weekly Schedule||Total Hours||Stipend||Application Deadline|
|Spring||4/25/23-6/15/23||3:30-5pm; T, W, Th, occasionally M/F*||40||$400||March 6, 2023|
|Summer||6/21/23 – 8/25/23||8am-12:15pm; M-F||200||$2,000||March 6, 2023|
|Fall||9/5/23 – 10/26/23||3:30-5pm; T, W, Th, occasionally Sat||40||$400||March 6, 2023|
*During the Spring Session, the crew will work three (3) afternoons on Mondays or Fridays.
We prioritize teen-initiative and completion of the application material by the interested candidate.