Internship Program

The Delphi Agrarian Arts Foundation Agricultural Internship Program emphasizes lessons on soil development, irrigation, plant propagation, planting, disease, pest, and weed management, and food harvesting, processing, and preservation techniques.  Interns work closely with the Agricultural Program Manager in all aspects of gardening responsibilities.

We are seeking applicants who are self-motivated, hard working, creative, eager to learn, good communicators, and in good physical condition (also able to lift 50 pounds). Previous experience in farm/horticultural work is helpful but definitely not required. We welcome anyone with an interest in pursuing farming, gardening, or sustainable food systems as a livelihood or career, and a willingness to work full days in all weather, to apply.

Educational Opportunities: Although education is primarily hands on, there are weekly opportunities to participate in discussions led or organized by our Agricultural Program Manager. Additionally, we are members of the Santa Cruz CRAFT network and interns can choose to attend monthly events and trainings at local farms and garden projects.

Stipend: $12/hour.  Work days are TUESDAY, THURSDAY, and FRIDAY only. From 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Housing: Not provided.

Meals: Please bring your own lunch.

Other: Please note that all interns must carry their own basic health care coverage.

After all applications have been received and reviewed, Delphi Agrarian Arts Foundation will invite a limited number of candidates to participate in one-day on-site “working interviews.” These interviews, held approximately 1 month before the start date, are designed to give the Agricultural Program Manager and the applicant an idea of whether the internship position will be a good fit. Final decisions on internships will be made around 4 weeks before the start date.