Internship Program

Black Cat Farm will have two Internship Programs:   our Animal Internship and our Culinary & Harvest Internship

We are passionate about being able to share our knowledge and provide unique learning opportunities that will help create future organic farmers.  We are equally passionate about integrating Animal and Vegetable farming, as well as integrating a Restaurant with a Farm.  Because internships involve significant teaching time and inherent inefficiencies costs for us, we have a high expectation of work ethic and conscientiousness.  We are looking for students currently on a culinary or farming career path. We offer internships that are associated with accredited learning institutions. We will work with you to make sure you can acquire the college or culinary school credits you are seeking.

ANIMAL INTERNSHIP

This position is being offered now for 2020.

We raise organic vegetables, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, geese and turkeys. They are raised for meat, eggs, milk, wool and pelts for the restaurant, farmers’ market, csa’s and our family. Interns can experience as many hours as they would like. A set schedule is preferred. It allows us to plan specific learning opportunities.  It is up to you and our Livestock Manager what those days are.

CULINARY & HARVEST INTERNSHIP

This position is being offered now for 2020.

This is a very focused internship, responsible for harvesting vegetables from our farm for our restaurants. Learn closely with the owners, kitchen and farm staff to learn the 250+ vegetable & herb varieties, how to harvest in a way that meets the restaurants’ needs, and how a restaurant operates from farm-to-table. Includes harvesting, washing, delivering, and assisting chefs with as much kitchen preparation as desired.  While you will be exposed to much of the farm and kitchen operations, this position does not include other farm processes like planting, cultivating, farmers market, and animals.

Volunteering on the farm?

Consider signing up for a class:

While we do not offer volunteer positions, we do offer both private and group classes throughout the year. Class topics run the gamot from animal husbandry to vegetable production to integrating farms and restaurants.  Please contact us for more information.

The internships are not paid. Internships must be associated with an accredited learning institution. Your own car and housing is required. If interested in applying for an internship, please email an informal resume, reason for your interest and your availability(days per week, any vacations, etc) to jillskokan@aol.com.