Want to help Montana’s beginning farmers grow successful, sustainable businesses, tell their stories, and have a louder voice in farm policy? The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program at CFAC seeks an individual interested in honing skills in marketing, resource development, event hosting, group facilitation, and/or program evaluation. The paid summer intern will assist with a range of projects, including:
- Planning, promoting, facilitating and evaluating the Farmer Field Days, a series of on-farm, production-focused workshops in Western Montana
- Organizing a Western Montana chapter of the National Young Farmers Coalition, including outreach to area farmers, coordination with the national office and facilitation of the first chapter meeting
- Developing new tools and resources for the Farm Link Montana website to help connect beginning farmers with land, training, and mentors to support strong farm businesses.
- Developing materials to promote land linking successes and opportunities between landowners and beginning farmers and ranchers.
- Working with a range of farmers to collect reports and data from a farm equipment investment project, and creating resource guides for project reports
The summer intern will not be expected to lead these projects, but will have the opportunity to assist in development and management as appropriate, and will have the opportunity to assist with multiple projects. We offer a $2,000 stipend to a candidate who is able to work approx 20 hours/week between May and August. Work will include events and activities on farms, office work, and the possibility of working remotely. The schedule is somewhat flexible to accommodate other summer activities.
To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume and a note on the project(s) in which you’re most interested, and any additional relevant information not covered in your resume. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.