In the summer of 2011, Aldermere Farm will have an internship position available for an
upper level college student who is a pursuing career in Agriculture, Agriculture
Education, Animal Science, or Veterinary Medicine. This is a competitive position, so
students are encouraged to send in their completed application and other needed
paperwork as soon as possible.
Requirements for the internship include previous farm experience (preferably work with
large animals) and experience working with youth. The intern will be leading our youth
programs, which center on halter breaking calves and working with some show cattle.
The intern also helps us plan and execute our annual "How to raise beef cattle" workshop.
Coordinating speakers and logistics for this workshop and other work on events and
agricultural topics are also major components of the summer internships.
Typically, weekday work on the farm consists of assisting farm staff with chores as well
as running agricultural education programs for kids (ages 12-18) and adults. Also, the
intern will go with a traveling veterinarian to different farms once a week. The internship
will culminate by assisting 4-H youth at a local agricultural fair, which is in late August.
Housing is provided and a $150 weekly stipend given.
Since 1953 this beautiful coastal farm has been one of the premiere Belted Galloway
breeders in the world. In 1999, Mr. A. H. Chatfield Jr. bequeathed Aldermere Farm to
Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a statewide land conservation organization. The farm
remains working and progressive today. Not only does Aldermere Farm utilize many
modern practices such as embryo transfer and artificial insemination, but it also stays true
to the most natural and environmentally friendly methods to accomplish its goals.
Aldermere Farm is open to the public and welcomes many visitors each year, educating
people about the importance of agriculture and preserved lands.
Please apply for this internship using the application provided by Aldermere Farm. If
you need an application or have questions please contact us using the information
provided. Thank you.
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5. Email Address_____________________________________________
6. School Year Completed by end of May 2011(i.e. junior)_________________
8. Minor if Applicable_________________________________________
Please answer the following questions on a separate typed sheet:
1. What do you hope to gain from a summer internship at Aldermere Farm?
2. What is your background with large animals and educating youth?
3. Please elaborate on your long-term career goals.
4. In bullet form, list 5 of your greatest strengths and 3 of your weaknesses.
5. Please attach one letter of recommendation from either your career counselor or
from a current professor.
6. Attach your current resume.