ECI Internships


Summer 2017 Internship Positions


Agro-Ecology Intern

We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals interested in learning permaculture techniques and small scale, bio-intensive, organic farming practice. Work will mostly be outdoors in the sun and sometimes in the rain.  Interns are expected to arrive on time wearing proper attire (comfortable clothes, boots, sunscreen and insect repellent). Workdays will be Tuesday - Thursday, 12-6pm.  Work includes some heavy lifting and digging. Applicants must not be allergic to bee stings.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Vegetable Production: soil, compost and garden bed preparation, planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting.
  • Beehive Inspections: assist in weekly beehive inspections and management.

 
Farm Market Intern

We are looking for individuals interested in helping to organize our farm market outreach program and serve as vendors in the ECI booth.  Interns must be courteous, able to work as a cashier and fundraiser, look presentable, and communicate the mission of ECI.  The work schedule consists of arriving on time each Friday 12-6pm to prepare market materials, and Saturday 8am-2pm to run the ECI booth.

Other duties include but are not limited to:

  • Set up ECI tent, tables, signage, and display
  • Sales of ECI vegetables, plants, artwork and hand made craft
  • Breakdown and packing up of ECI tent, tables, and displays

We are looking for 3 -5 interns to fill these positions. Applicants should send a brief letter of interest and include any job experience and related skills / abilities. Applicants may apply for both positions.

Please email or mail (PO Box 1035, Hampton Bays, NY 11946) your letter of interest to ECI to the Attention of: Rachel Stephens, Agro-Ecology Director / Marc Fasanella, Education Director.

ECI Mission

Foster an ecology-based evolution of the local community through advocacy, education, and practical assistance. Restore the best practices of the past and advance the most regenerative design principles of our time.

We look forward to working with you!