Internships

We are now accepting applications for the 2024 season!

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and reference to ray@sanbornmills.org
Applications will be accepted until February 15th, 2024

INTERNING AT SANBORN MILLS FARM

Sanborn Mills Farm is committed to producing high quality food and craft resources using best past practices, making sure to maintain as few off-farm inputs as possible, working to minimize gaps in the nutrient cycle, and sustain the resources our land has to offer. Interns have the unique opportunity to learn a variety of farm and gardening skills in a vibrant educational setting. 

Internships run for 13 weeks from June through August with some flexibility on start date. Shared housing is available in the Red House which includes a private room and shared bath. A fully equipped kitchen available for preparing meals. 

Please note that due to our remote location interns are required to have a valid driver’s license and their own vehicle.

 

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. Interns will work to provide produce and meats for our kitchen and CSA customers while building skills in traditional agriculture. The intern will also work with the Sanborn Mills teamsters to incorporate the use of draft animal power in all aspects of the farm.

 

 

ORNAMENTAL GARDEN INTERNSHIP

The goal of the Ornamental Garden Internship is to provide a hands-on, educational experience working in a variety of production and ornamental gardens across the farm. Interns will work closely with farm and garden staff to maintain the perennial plantings, grow and harvest natural dyes for student use, care for the 1912 glasshouse collection, and assist in cut flower production for our CSA.

LIVING AT SANBORN MILLS FARM

The Red House is a 5 bedroom, 2 bath building where all interns stay for the summer. Each intern is given a private room with a shared bath. The kitchen is stocked with all necessary utensils as well as a large dining and living area.

The house has a fascinating history and was originally built in Maine along the Damariscotta River before being transported and rebuilt here in 1998. You can find more information about the life of the Red House here.