Summer Employment

Harvesting tomatoes

Paid Student Farmer (Summer)

We offer paid positions during the summer season to grow our produce for Dining Services. Positions are 20 hours per week and run from May through August. Summer farmers are integral members of our production team and participate in all aspects of growing and harvesting vegetables sustainably. Summer farming at SVSF is a unique opportunity to learn and work to mitigate climate change and build equitable food systems—outdoors!

The paid student farmer position is open to all UConn undergraduate students who are enrolled in summer classes or enrolled in classes full-time for the following fall. Applicants may also choose to apply for housing at SVSF, but paid farmers are not required to live at Spring Valley.

Summer 2024 applications are now open! For more information, please read the summer employment fact sheet HERE. We are also offering a paid Gleaning Internship for students who want to impact both food waste and food insecurity—check that fact sheet out HERE. Please apply for any SVSF position using the SVSF General Application HEREApplications are due March 1st! Please reach out to Farm Manager with any questions.