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CEP is a program where students practice leadership, build community, and get involved in the real world through its core tenets: Community, Environment, and Planning. This is a window into some of those real-world opportunities.

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We’re currently accepting applications for the Farm Manager position for our Peri-Urban Farming project.  The position involves all aspects of managing a 4-acre organically certified mixed vegetable farm in Woodinville, WA.  The plot is currently planted into winter rye, and has minimal infrastructure.  You will be overseeing infrastructure development and day-to-day operations on the farm.

This is a new farm site, and we’re looking for a qualified candidate to help us develop it.  If you have organic crop production experience, can manage daily operations on a small farm, and are excited producing food for local restaurants, this is the position for you! 

The Seattle Urban Farm Company specializes in designing, installing and maintaining edible landscapes and urban farms for residents, schools, and businesses in the Puget Sound region.

We’re currently accepting applications for the Farm Manager position for our Peri-Urban Farming project.  The position involves all aspects of managing a 4-acre organically certified mixed vegetable farm in Woodinville, WA.  The plot is currently planted into winter rye, and has minimal infrastructure.  You will be overseeing infrastructure development and day-to-day operations on the farm.

This is a new farm site, and we’re looking for a qualified candidate to help us develop it.  If you have organic crop production experience, can manage daily operations on a small farm, and are excited producing food for local restaurants, this is the position for you!

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Community Kitchens Northwest (CKNW) is an integral part of this work by providing opportunities for our community to cook and eat together as a way to gain the tools needed to eat well every day. This position will work closely with the CKNW program manager to increase the food security of local communities by helping increase the capacity of our model kitchens sites, support the growth of our coalition, and manage volunteers.

Seattle Youth Garden Works is a farm based education and employment program for homeless and under privileged youth ages 16 to 21.

This position will work closely with the Seattle Youth Garden Works (SYGW) Program Manager and Program Coordinator to develop tools, systems and resources to make it possible to increase the number of youth served in the program. This will be accomplished by increasing the volunteer capacity of SYGW, creating pathways for employment for SYGW graduates, developing a plan for expansion to other sites and documenting current practices for the purpose of creating a program manual.

Gain experience in:

·               Youth Development – teens and middle schoolers

·               Environmental restoration, urban agriculture, and trail building

·               Social/Transformative Justice and Environmental Justice Curriculum

·               CPR/First Aid Certification and Ropes Course Certification

·               Leadership skills

Some of our sites include: Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands, green belts and watersheds around Seattle, P-patches – such as Garfield Community Center Community Garden, Marra Farm, and the UW Farm!

This summer, co-teach nutrition and gardening while growing kid-centered urban agriculture!


At Marra Farm and the Seattle Community Farm, assist Lettuce Link’s farm manager and education coordinator in preparing soil/beds, planting & harvesting vegetables, and designing/creating educational signage in the respective gardens. Offer assistance for planning and staffing “Family Work Parties” for families from the local elementary school. Assist in co-leading large field trips.

St. Croix’s Ridge to Reef Farm is looking to fill an immediate opening for its agricultural internship position.  The organic farm operates a 100-family share Community Supported Agriculture program, educational farm tours, and visitor programs.  Vegetables, tropical fruits, and a small animal program encompass the farms’ primary production. This 6 month position includes providing guest services for daytime and overnight visits, hosting events, leading farm tours, maintaining inventory, cleaning, cooking, gardening, and administrative record keeping and communications. We ask for 8 hours a day for 5 days a week until the end of the internship session, with one week of vacation outside of group visits. Must be a self-motivated organized team player with an open mind and good attitude willing and able to jump between various tasks from physical labor to computer networking. Most of the work is not glamorous, and can be repetitive and hectic at times as we host groups from 3 to 200 persons. An ideal candidate is one equally passionate about local organic food systems and providing quality-driven hospitality while interacting with new people.  Candidates with strong communication and computer skills with an eye for landscape beauty and feng shui are preferred. Farming background and interest to become a professional in the field of agritourism are not required but a plus. Intern is rewarded with experience in running and improving a premier agritourism operation, an education about tropical farming, and is offered room and board on the property with our standard internship fee waived for the duration of the session. We are looking to fill this asap, but you can also apply ahead for the next session starting in October. Please, serious inquiries only, contact info@visfi.org or 340-220-0466 for more information and application materials. 

Join us for an exciting semester at the epicenter of the Fair Food movement by interning with Just Harvest, the Student/Farmworker Alliance, or Interfaith Action! Come organize for a movement that was recently heralded as, “one of the most powerful and inspiring worker-led movements that is transforming not only an industry but the consciousness of a nation.”

The Neighborhood Farmers Markets are seeking 2 exceptional Market Assistants for the 2013 season to assist the Market Managers with site set-up and take down, special events, vendor issues (health department checks, rules enforcement, etc.), and customer service. 12-20 hours per week, seasonal; possible opportunities for year round work at reduced hours.

Community Alliance for Global Justice (CAGJ) is a volunteer-led, grassroots organization in Seattle dedicated to working locally for justice in the global economy, with a particular focus on food justice, here and around the world.  We are looking for interns and volunteers to help organize our 7th annual summer fundraising event, the “Strengthening Local Economies, Everywhere” (SLEE) Dinner. Over 300 people participate annually in SLEE, which in 2013 will take place September 7th with the theme “Food Chain Workers.” Interns and volunteers will have the opportunity to get involved with the food justice community in Seattle as well as to gain fundraising and event planning experience.

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