Urban Adamah: Spring Semester Paid Intern Program
Urban Adamah is an educational farm and community center in Berkeley, that integrates the practices of Jewish tradition, mindfulness, sustainable agriculture, and social action to build loving, just, and sustainable communities. We are recruiting high school students aged 14-17 to spend Wednesday afternoon and two Sundays/month working as paid interns on farm. The position pays $17/hour.
Interns will spend time learning and practicing sustainable agriculture on our two-acre farm campus, with an opportunity to be involved in all aspects of food production. They will learn about maintaining soil health, bed preparation, greenhouse management, planting, organic pest control, harvesting, and animal care (goats, chickens, bunnies, and worms). Their work will help keep the farm alive and thriving!
As a part of their training, interns will have the opportunity to cook in our industrial kitchen. They‘ll learn some basic kitchen skills, including preparation, cooking, cleaning, and food storage and presentation. We will make some tasty food together!
Interns will also learn the basics of working with small children on the farm, including arts and crafts activities, teaching children about animal care and farm skills, and helping to prepare for summer camp. They'll get a chance to practice these skills one Sunday a month when they help children explore and learn about the farm!
Interns will meet on the farm every Wednesday from 4:15-6:15pm, plus two Sunday per month for six hours (10-4). The internship program starts February 8 and runs through May. Please email the Youth & Family Programs Manager (kathryn [at] urbanadamah.org) if you want to apply or have more questions about the program.