Merck Forest & Farmland CenterMerck Forest & Farmland Center - Apprenticeship Program
(Three Positions Available: January-December)

Location:  Rupert, VT.

Merck's Apprenticeship Program is a yearlong opportunity to be immersed in an educational non-profit, whose mission is to teach and demonstrate sustainable management of forest and farmland. Apprentices' time will be spent learning the concepts and practices of sustainable land management, while also having a hand in Merck's day-to-day operations.

This position is a great opportunity for recent college graduates that are interested in pursuing a career in agriculture, farm-based education, forest management or those wanting to work in the non-profit sector.

Program Areas:

Compensation:
Vermont minimum wage for 40 hours/week, on-site housing, farm raised eggs and meat when available, and access to garden space for growing vegetables.

Qualifications:
Applicants must be a minimum of 21 years old and  be dedicated, motivated, physically active people, who enjoy working outdoors in all types of weather. They also need a strong willingness to learn and openness to teach others. A valid driver's license is required. Must be able to lift up to 50lbs.

Teaching experience and working on a farm with equipment and/or animals is preferred, but not necessary. No pets allowed and we prefer that couples do not apply.

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

Merck Forest & Farmland Center
P.O. Box 86, Route 315
Rupert Mountain Road
Rupert, VT.  05768
Phone:  (802) 394-7836
Fax:  (802) 394-2519
e-mail:  sarah@merckforest.org

Website:   http://www.merckforest.org/
Internship information: http://merckforest.org/internships.php
Testimonial: not available
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