Intern at Green City Acres

Application period runs from Jan 23-29.
I am very excited to announce that we are finally opening up our farm to interns. We will be hosting three interns throughout the main growing season. The first will be May 15-June 23, the second June 26-Aug 4 and the third August 7-September 15. We welcome applicants from anywhere and all people are welcome. However, we will be choosing people based on criteria we deem to be an asset to our farm. You as the intern will not be paid and will be responsible for your own accommodation while staying here in Kelowna. There are a lot of options for places to stay in Kelowna from camping to AirBnb to hotels and seasonal rentals. I have compiled a list of suitable places that are with people I know and are conveniently located. We want to make sure that you are comfortable while you’re here so that you can focus on work and learn as much as you can.
In order to get a balanced and informative farm experience, you will sometimes do tasks that seem repetitive. The reason the program is six weeks is because in order to fully understand everything we do on the farm, you have to do each task enough so that you can do it near perfectly. Fortunately, our farm is very small and tasks are much more limited and focused than most farms, so there’s more time to see and do a bit of everything. We rarely do one task for very long, but there are tasks such as post-harvest jobs, that are repetitive and we usually spend the most of Tuesday’s and all of Friday’s to complete.
Application process:
    We will be accepting applications January 23-29, no earlier or later. Fill out the Google form between then. Check back here for the link during that time. There is no priority given to anyone who personally emails us or contacts us through social media. Fill out your application as thoroughly as you can, then we will contact you for a follow up interview.
    We are only taking three interns, and one at a time this year, so if you don’t make it this year, try again next.
The top 15 candidates will be chosen by March 1, and contacted for an interview within the next week. Interviews will be conducted through Skype March 6-10. You will be able to chose a convenient time for an interview during that week.
Criteria:
  1. No couples. We can only take one intern at a time. However, if you are wanting to come to Kelowna with your spouse or family, that is entirely up to you, but we can only have the intern that was interviewed working on the farm.
  2. You must be physically fit to intern with us. If you have a hard time bending over, kneeling or lifting heavy weight from time to time, we cannot take you.
  3. We are looking for hardworking and responsible people. If you are the kind of person that always has someone to blame for something, you will not fit in here.
  4. The first 5 days of the internship is a trial period, if you are not a fit for that time, you will be asked to leave. However, we reserve the right to terminate the internship at any time.

INTERN APPLICATION HERE

Application period runs from Jan 23-29.

13 replies
  1. Michael Roberts says:

    Please take me! operating a garden farm would be a dream job. I would love the opportunity to learn from you!

  2. juan says:

    Hi Curtis I can’t seem to find to like for the application form for the internship. i was wondering if you could direct me towards it. Juan

  3. jean says:

    Hi, I’m a farmer also ! I have been inspired by your youtube. I want to run an internship program, but my accountant told me I should normally pay the minimum wage. I want to know how can you make the “unpaid” version 🙂

    Do you get permissions from somewhere ? Or different rules in B-C about this things ?

    Jean, Saint-Antoine, NB

  4. Bo Freeman says:

    Curtis, don’t read this, every one else, burn this in your head. I dont work for Curtis or even know him, in person yet, but if you think Curtis has a plan and system of farming that you can replicate, would you agree that it would be worth $2,000 bucks/pounds, what ever? Thats about all you could expect out of a minimum wage job, working a couple months. So along this line of thinking, that $2,000 is nothing compared to the value you get in return. In fact! If the inturnship Cost! $2,000 it would be a steal. Im not a winner of the internship, ( this year ) but Im reading the book, have another coming tomorrow and watching every vlog post I can, every day. When Im done and can say Ive seen every one and understand them all, I will begin the online course. Then If I get the chance to intern next year, I will get even more out of it. Between now and then, Ive ripped up my friends yard and tarped it, so I can plant a couple greens that the tiny, neighborhood health store, near the lot, has had a hard time getting local. I had never thought I could begin this small without Curtis’s videos and book. So for less than $50 US, I will make at least a couple hundred bucks each week this season and Im sure that this market will then trust me to provide even more next season. I will likely make 4,000 bucks from Curtis’s advice and for sure at least 10,000 next season, but most likely way more. Not to even talk about the simple fact that getting to work daily at green city acres for Curtis, will likely give you 80% of all you need to know to produce a great income for the rest of your life! So sell your stamp collection, baseball cards, video game collection or your hot rod! And quite worrying about getting paid for a few weeks. How much did your University pay you to come to school for 4 years? Like they did you any good, if you cant see the value in this internship. Have a great harvest!

  5. Cheryl says:

    I just found your videos on Youtube. I love when you go and visit other farms, and when you show your own. I have a B.S. Degree in Plant science and have row crop farmed for 30 years. We started market gardening in 2016. Thank you for showing all the different methods and ways people grow.

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