Stone Barns welcomes interns who are dedicated to our mission of celebrating, teaching and advancing community-based food production and enjoyment. Interns will apply for and focus on one component of Stone Barns: livestock, four seasons growing, education programs, public programs or marketing and communications. Interns must be at least 16 years of age to apply. Descriptions of specific internship opportunities are attached.
Internships at Stone Barns are unpaid, and housing is not provided, but academic credit may be awarded from the intern’s school. Interns are encouraged to participate in a variety of agriculture courses and field trips offered to Stone Barns staff. Stone Barns site supervisors schedule regular meetings with each intern to review the progress of the internship. If requested at the conclusion of the internship, site supervisors will provide interns with a written evaluation that can also be used as a reference.
Interns benefit from a schedule that is both intensive and consistent. To encourage rewarding and productive internships, Stone Barns requires a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week for one month. Interns will be expected to contact their site supervisor with any schedule changes. If the intern wishes to extend the internship a second month, he/she will need to re-apply and receive approval from the site supervisor.
Many Stone Barns internships involve strenuous physical labor, e.g., lifting 30+ pounds, using hand and power tools, and exposure to sun and cold.
Please complete the form below. Please note that not all internships listed on the description document are listed on the application drop-down menu below. In instances where the internship is not in the drop-down menu, please be sure to make note of which internship position you are applying for in the "special skills and training" section of the application.
A selection of applicants will be invited to Stone Barns to interview with the site supervisor. For most internships, applicants will be asked to work on the farm for a trial period of two days. Internship acceptance will be based on the application, interview and trial work period. Stone Barns reserves the right to terminate internships at any time.