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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) promotes local food knowledge, production and market opportunities for farmers and community members throughout our region.

What's Growin' On

An online community of farmers in the Rutland region hosted by the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link

Intern at Merck this Summer

Kristin Smith

Internship Positions Available at Merck Forest and Farmland Center May 14th to November 16th, 2012

Interns will have the opportunity to learn about the concepts and practices of grass-fed livestock production, demonstration gardening, environmental education, trail maintenance and some carpentry. Interns are also encouraged to pursue an independent project while they are with us.

Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old—dedicated, motivated, physically active people—who enjoy the sense of accomplishment that comes from a hard day's work outdoors in all types of weather. Experience in the outdoors with education, equipment and/or animals is preferred, but not necessary. Interns also need a strong willingness to learn and openness to teach others.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to sarah@merckforest.org.

About Merck Forest & Farmland Center (MFFC)

MFFC is a non-profit environmental education organization located on 3,160 acres of forest and farmland in the Taconic Mountains of southwestern Vermont. We offer programs and demonstrations for visitors, school groups, landowners, professional foresters and farmers, as well as high school and college internships.

Forest activities include sustainable agriculture, recreation, habitat preservation, maple sugaring, timber harvests, forest roads, water control, and wildlife habitat management.

Farm activities include organic gardening, rare breeds of animals, rotational grazing, cover crops and alternative energy.

We are open to the public year round, 7 days a week from dawn to dusk. There is no admission fee. Enjoy four season camping and thirty miles of trails for hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and horseback riding.

For more info, visit http://www.merckforest.org.