Internships in Organic Agriculture, Environmental Education, and Wildlife Rehabilitation

Fox Run Environmental Education Center Published: March 5, 2020
Location
Falmouth, Kentucky
Second Location
Falmouth, Kentucky 41040, United States
Job Type
Internship
Categories
Education / Farm / Organics / Natural Resources/ Restoration /
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Description

Fox Run Environmental Education Center is a 501c3 nonprofit on a 16 acre sustainable farm in Falmouth, Ky. Our mission is to provide environmental education opportunities in alternative energy, organic gardening, green building, Native American spirituality, and wildlife conservation.

  • We sell organic produce and plants off the farm and at other local markets. In addition, we raise a variety of poultry, honey bees, dairy goats and have a rescue horse.
  • As a licensed wildlife rehabilitation facility we take in 75 – 100 mammals and reptiles per year.
  • We teach classes onsite, online and do outreach programs as well as hosting scout and church groups looking for community volunteer opportunities.

Organic Agriculture, Environmental Education & Wildlife Rehabilitation Internships

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  • Our internships provide hands-on, practical learning experiences. 
  • All interns are expected to have a strong work ethic, a positive attitude, and a desire to learn.
  • Internships are unpaid. Interns work 25 hours per week. Two-week minimum commitment required.
  • We do provide room and board for interns coming over 50 miles away. 

Nuts & Bolts of Internships:

Interns work a minimum of 25 hours per week from Sunday to Saturday. Advanced garden interns work a 40 hour week and a full season. Times and days will vary according to our schedule and what your school expectations may be.

  • Two-week minimum commitment required. Internships can take place anytime between April 15, 2020 and October 15, 2020.
  • If you are receiving credit hours you will need to consider that requirement. If your professor has any certain requirements than I need to know these BEFORE you begin.
  • Not completing those hours are cause for dismissal.
  • That said – I will work with you to make the hours good for both of us. If you are working another part time job then we will work together to plan your Fox Run hours accordingly.

Field Trips & Learning Experiences:

Interns vary on their day to day activities depending on their focus, curriculum requirements, and the needs of Fox Run EEC. Summer schedules typically start early, take an afternoon break and come back for evening feedings.

Interns will have opportunities to meet other interns and visit other farms or rehabs. Some of the things we have done in the past are visiting other sustainable farms in our area, observe/assist with our veterinarian, gone to bee school, visited a shrimp farm, and met with local agriculture and wildlife conservation agents. 

  • We don’t guarantee any particular visits – its just a when and where that I arrange with the host. Field trips do not count towards your 25 hours. They are considered extracurricular for your learning experience.
  • Interns can come to classes that we teach and farm meetings/classes that owner attends. If I ask you to help with a presentation then that counts towards your hours.
  • In addition, interns interact with individual volunteers that come once a week or so. We have volunteers that come from a variety of professions. Some of these are other agriculture or animal jobs such as animal control officer, health store worker and pet store manager. Others are teachers, social workers, artist, … We also occasionally host Dr. Glaza’s veterinary interns who wish to get more experience with wildlife.

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