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I was just wondering if anyone has ever had an internship at an organic farm and what their view of it is. I am becoming close to some people at an organic farm I know in upstate New York and I was coming to consider one in a year or so. I already work there maybe 6 hours a day, I spend around 9 hours there a day, and I'm friends with the children there. And if anyone wants to share experiences about working or having an internship on an organic farm, I would be happy to hear about it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Sometimes you can cut a deal with the owner-- In essence, write a business proposal and deliver it to your college intern advisor. Learning Organic agribusiness is no doubt a coming trend-- It may interest future employers. Why not call a meeting with your advisor (prepare yourself and bring some facts) and see what s/he has to say. It sounds as good an internship as any other-- depending on your major.<br><br><br><br>
Oh I might say, I do not have experience at what you are proposing-- I do have a BA degree and am working on my Masters-- At some point you begin to tell them what you want. You stop asking permission. You grade your own papers. You do need 1/10th of someone's attention-- but in essence an internship can be anything if you can link it to your total learning experience. Have fun.
 

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Actually, I'm not in college yet, I'm only a junior (or at least, I will be) but the woman I work for takes high school students for internships. And my school is a bit different than the average high school. For instance, it is but a 3 room school. Teachers are addressed by their first names, grades are not given, they give us progress reports put together by us and our teacher, students are not seperated by grade, but by ability, etc.<br><br><br><br>
Actually, even the woman I work for suggested something like this in a year or so, maybe next summer so I'm not really sure how it would all work out. I could probably ask my teacher, who coincidentally is my employers husband.
 

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If you're not able to get an internship where you work now, you can look for other farms in your area: <a href="http://attrainternships.ncat.org/" target="_blank">http://attrainternships.ncat.org/</a><br><br>
Some listings are dual animal/vegetable operations <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> , but not all.
 

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Actually, I'm not in college yet, I'm only a junior (or at least, I will be) but the woman I work for takes high school students for internships. And my school is a bit different than the average high school. For instance, it is but a 3 room school. Teachers are addressed by their first names, grades are not given, they give us progress reports put together by us and our teacher, students are not seperated by grade, but by ability, etc.<br><br><br><br>
Actually, even the woman I work for suggested something like this in a year or so, maybe next summer so I'm not really sure how it would all work out. I could probably ask my teacher, who coincidentally is my employers husband.</div>
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I've known people who have done internships with the same company year after year. If it is something your are passionate about, you need to assert yourself. It is better for employability in the long term to have 3 internships with the same company than to have 1 with several.
 
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