Summer Employment

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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 2023 applications are open! Please find our summer employment fact sheet here, and the SVSF general application here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Paid Gleaning Intern (Spring-Summer)

Spring Valley Student Farm is excited to offer a new position in 2023!

The WCFN and Spring Valley Student Farm received funds from the the UConn Environmental Sustainability fund to hire two student gleaning interns to help sustain our gleaning, plant-a-row and processing efforts for the 2023 growing season. The Spring Valley Student Gleaning interns will assist in sustaining and expanding the WCFN’s gleaning in Eastern Connecticut. This program increases food access and decreases food waste in Eastern Connecticut. This internship is an opportunity for students to play a role in this effort while gaining experience working with a variety of local farms and emergency food programs in our community.

Summer 2023 Gleaning intern applications are now open! Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Positions are a flexible 8 hours per week running from April through the end of August. Please read more about this position in the SVSF Gleaning Intern Fact Sheet, here.

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