Internships

 DRAFT ANIMAL FARM INTERNSHIP 

 

The goal of the Draft Animal Farm internship is to provide a hands-on educational experience in the art and skill of draft animal use on a New England farm. With supervision from the Farm Manager, the intern will work to develop skills needed to safely utilize draft animals in a traditional New England farming environment. Skills such as harnessing, yoking, line of draft, equipment set up, equipment maintenance, and field and garden lay out. The intern will be given the opportunity to learn these skills through daily hands-on farm work with draft animals. The intern will also work with the Sanborn Mills Inc.’s gardeners to help provide high quality food and grains by using best past practices.

 Hours/Compensation:

The Sanborn Mills Farm Internship is a 13 week program with an estimated 40 hours per week that includes some weekend chores. Compensation will be processed weekly based upon an hourly rate of $ 15.00.  Housing will be provided in the Red House. Meals are not included but there is a shared kitchen available in the Red House for preparing meals.

 Primary Duties/ Responsibilities:

  • Assist teamsters with daily activities
    • Care and driving draft animals
    • The use of draft animals in grain and row crop fields
    • Utilizing draft animals in vegetable gardens
    • Working in the forest (firewood and logging)
    • Training draft animals
  • Assist with vegetable gardens
    • Weeding, disease, and pest control
    • Planting, harvest, wash, and storage of vegetables
    • Composting
    • Watering
  • Chores (Occasional/as needed)

 

Please send cover letter and resume to ray@sanbornmills.org.

Applications are now closed for the 2022 Season, please check back next year. 

FARM INTERNSHIP 

 The goal of the Farm internship is to provide a hands-on educational experience in the art and skill of traditional New England farming. With supervision from the Farm Manager, the intern will work to provide produce and meats for our commercial sales and CSA customers while using this opportunity to learn how to build skills in traditional agriculture farming. This means producing high quality food by using best past practices, making sure to maintain as few off-farm inputs as possible, working to minimize gaps in the nutrient cycle, and sustaining the resources the land that Sanborn Mills has to offer. The intern will also work with the Sanborn Mills Inc.’s teamsters to incorporate the use of draft animal power in all aspects of the farm.

 Hours/Compensation:

The Sanborn Mills Farm Internship is a 13 week program with an estimated 40 hours per week that includes some weekend chores. Compensation will be processed weekly based upon an hourly rate of $ 15.00.  Housing will be provided in the Red House. Meals are not included but there is a shared kitchen available in the Red House for preparing meals.   

 Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Vegetable production for commercial sales and CSA customers
    • Plowing, harrowing, and cultivating of gardens, and fields with draft animals
    • Plant, harvest, wash, and storage of vegetables
    • Weeding, disease, and pest control
    • Crop production: record keeping
    • Use of beneficial plants for companion planting
    • Improve and build soil with cover crops and crop rotations
  • Assist with Animal Production
    • Laying hens—water, feed, bedding, egg collection, and keeping track of eggs/ eggs sold
    • Meat Birds – water, feeding, bedding, and processing.
    • Pigs— water, feed, bedding
    • Beef-water, feed
  • Chores (Occasional/as needed)

 

Please send cover letter and resume to ray@sanbornmills.org.

Applications are now closed for the 2022 Season, please check back next year.  

    PRESERVATION CARPENTRY INTERNSHIP 

    The goal of the Preservation Carpentry internship is to provide a hands-on educational experience in the art and skill of traditional New England carpentry. With supervision from the Infrastructure Manager, Kevin A. Schurman, the intern will work with the Farm carpentry crew on historic restoration projects, thus using this opportunity to build skills in preservation carpentry. Included for 2022 are the restoration of a 1919 Lord & Burnham greenhouse, interior work (carpentry and plastering) on the Loudon Grange, originally a circa 1810 Methodist meeting house which has been moved to the Farm and reassembled recently,  and creating window sash (20 over 20) for the grange.

     Hours/Compensation:

    The Sanborn Mills Farm Internship is a 13-week program, generally 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.  Compensation will be processed weekly based upon an hourly rate of $15.00.  Housing will be provided in the Red House.  There is a shared kitchen available in the Red House for preparing your own meals.   

     Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

        • Carpentry
          • Construction and installation of doors and windows
          • Clapboarding and shingling exterior sheathing
          • Prepping and Painting interior and exterior wood work
          • Building garden structures
        • Assist with
          • Work in the water-powered sawmill
          • Work in the water-powered grist mill
          • Work in the forest harvesting logs to be sawn into lumber
          • Work to repair the grist mill stone dam

           

          Please send cover letter and resume to kevin@sanbornmills.org.