ECI Internships

 Summer 2019 InternshiPs

We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals interested in learning permaculture techniques, small scale, bio-intensive, organic farming practice, and our farmers market outreach program. 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 Tuesday - Friday, 12-6pm & Saturday 8am-2pm. Work will mostly be outdoors in the sun and sometimes in the rain. Applicants must not be allergic to bee stings.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Soil, compost & garden bed preparation, planting, weeding, watering, & harvesting

  • Set up & breakdown ECI tent, tables, signage, & display

  • Canvassing, community relations, volunteer & donation outreach

  • Sales of ECI plants, artwork and hand made craft

Reflection: Summer 2017 with the Ecological Culture Initiative by Jane Karetny

The program runs June through August. We are looking for 3 - 5 interns to fill these positions. Accommodations are available. Applicants should send a brief letter of interest, and include any job experience and related skills / abilities.

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

We look forward to working with you!

ECI Mission

To foster a resilient, ecology-based coastal community through sustainable food production, wellness, and environmental stewardship.

Who We Are

Founded in January of 2016, the Ecological Culture Initiative (ECI) is a local non-profit that develops environmental programing and field projects in collaboration with community groups, cultural institutions, and government.  Operating out of the historic Foster House in the Hamlet of Hampton Bays, NY, ECI seeks to build upon the insightful protection of an 1858 farmhouse home and its surrounding property through landmark status and conservation easements. ECI develops permaculture-based pilot projects throughout the community under the umbrella title of the Good Ground Restoration Project. The Ecological Culture Initiative is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.