Southern Arizona Native-Seeds Farm Seeking Summer Interns

A Southern Arizona native-seeds farm we featured last year in Arizona Highways, is looking for two interns to work and study at the farm this summer. From a Native Seeds/SEARCH press release:

Native Seeds/SEARCH (NS/S) is seeking applicants for its internship program in crop genetic resources conservation. The emphasis of this program is in training individuals who are positioned to directly implement what they learn from their internship experience within Native American communities in the Southwest. Upon completion of the program, interns will be armed with hands-on experience and tools necessary to implement and strengthen regional seed-conservation efforts in Native communities. NS/S has always recognized the critical importance of Native agriculture and initiated this internship program to help build capacity in Native communities for their own food security and sovereignty. NS/S' hope is that the interns work to establish and strengthen seed banks or other crop-conservation efforts within their own community upon completing the program.

The 29-week internships will be full-time, paid (40 hour per week) positions with benefits from May 4 to November 20, 2015. Interns should reside in the Tucson, Arizona, area for the duration of the program, but there will be transportation with other NS/S staff to our Conservation Farm in Patagonia, Arizona. Housing is not provided. Two internships are available.

Application deadline is Sunday April 19, 2015.

To learn more about the internships or to apply, click here. To learn more about Native Seeds/SEARCH, read It's a Dirty Job, but Somebody Has to Do It, Kathy Montgomery's story on the farm that appeared in our March 2014 issue.

Photo courtesy of Native Seeds/SEARCH

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