ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND

The mission of the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) is to foster the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems. OFRF envisions a future where organic farming is the leading form of agriculture. Our goal is to broaden access to and involvement in our programs; working toward greater equity in our food and agriculture systems overall. Since its founding in 1990, OFRF has sponsored organic farming research, education, and outreach to support organic and transitioning farmers across North America. This work is complemented by efforts to share our findings with policy makers, agricultural institutions, and federal agencies to support broader change and advance the organic sector.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Organic Farming Research Foundation is seeking a temporary remote intern to work an average of 10-15 hours per week for 10 weeks during the Summer 2024 semester (target start date July 1). This opportunity is intended to support historically underserved and underrepresented students who are interested in exploring career pathways in the organic industry through paid internships.

The Outreach & Engagement Intern will support communications and outreach efforts related to organic farming research and the Transition to Organic Partnership Program; catalog upcoming field days nationwide and create engaging outreach materials to promote these events; support identifying, developing, and disseminating farmer-researcher success stories; research and report on regional activities; and help coordinate a researcher/extension affinity group. This internship may be altered depending on the candidate’s background and interests. The Outreach & Engagement Intern reports to the Communications Director.

COMPENSATION

Starting pay is $15 per hour for undergraduate interns and $18 for graduate interns, not to exceed a total of $2,250/undergraduate or $2,700/graduate per semester. Interns are not eligible for benefits.

TO APPLY

To apply, please fill out this application form.

Please visit www.ofrf.org to learn more.

OFRF is an equal opportunity employer. Just as in the natural world where diversity creates resilience and strength, we believe a diverse workplace is crucial to the success of our organization and our efforts to support organic farmers. We strive to create a safe and supportive office culture and workplace that encourages racial and social equity. OFRF has a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination of any kind, and we encourage all qualified applicants to apply no matter their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran or disability status.