Internship Application Form
Polk Agriculture Summer Internships
We are looking for two interns this summer to help support local farms, assist with gardening projects,
help with education programs, and working on outreach at farmers’ markets. Local food is an exciting
place to work and no two days will be the same.
Polk County High School Student – Rising Sophomore, Rising Junior, or Rising Senior for
School Year 2015-2016
Able to work 18 hours per week at flexible times including Saturday mornings. Position
lasts 8 weeks starting end of May or early June. Pay is $8 per hour.
Able to work outside in all conditions and able to use basic garden equipment including
lifting and carrying up to 35 pounds.
No previous gardening or farming experience required.
Good work ethic and endless initiative. Able to follow multi-step instructions and work
independently under guidance.
Interns will be expected to assist in maintaining the community & demonstration
gardens located at the Mill Spring Agricultural Center, several county locations, and the
elementary schools garden programs. Community learning gardens provide the
opportunity for visitors to embrace new ideas and have the ability to take those ideas
and implement them at home. Interns will cultivate, harvest, and maintain these
Interns will prepare educational signs and materials at these gardens to help guide and
educate visitors. This will require research and understanding and proper presentation
of ideas for maximum impact.
Interns will assist AmeriCorps members with summer gardening lessons for children.
Outreach duties will consist of assisting with farmers’ market demonstrations and
activities that expand the knowledge of consumers about local and healthy food.
Interns will assist with Groundswell Project and its maintenance. The Groundswell
project would be the installation of a community permaculture garden in a local
Polk County Office of Agricultural
Polk County NC
2015 SUMMER INTERNSHIP APPLICATION FORM
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Please answer the following questions on a separate piece of paper. Your answers should be limited
to 150 words or less per question.
1. Please describe any academic achievements, programs of study, and extracurricular activities.
2. Describe your work and/or volunteer experience.
3. Please describe any experience with agriculture, farming, or gardening.
4. Please describe your career and life goals.
5. Please describe why you are interested in this position.
6. Do you have a Driver’s license or limited provisional license?
7. Please attach a resume if you have one available.
The completed application should be submitted to the Polk County Office of Agricultural
Economic Development no later than May 15th, 2015.
Mill Spring Agricultural Center
156 School Rd, Mill Spring NC 28756
By Email: [email protected]
If you have questions regarding our internships please contact 828-894-2281.