Women's Environmental Institute


Contact Person: Jacquelyn Zita
Address: P.O. Box 128
City, State, Zip: North Branch, MN 55056
Phone: 651.583.0705
Email Address: wei@w-e-i.org
Website: www.w-e-i.org
Best way to contact you: email


Current Operation

The Women’s Environmental Institute (WEI) is a nonprofit environmental and agricultural justice organization. Our farm and farm campus are located at Amador Hill Farm and Orchard, 65 miles north of the Twin Cities. As the Growing Power Regional Outreach Training Center for Minnesota, WEI is committed to teaching and promoting organic and sustainable agriculture in relationship to environmental and social justice. When you purchase a CSA share, it helps us support this work.

WEI provides a weekly delivery of certified organic produce to our members for 18 weeks. Each box contains seasonal vegetables, herbs, and sometimes fruit. Our autumn season boxes, starting in late August, will contain a variety of certified organic apples from our orchard. CSA Members are encouraged to visit and participate in our farm.

Internship Description

Planting, Weeding, Harvesting, Cleaning, and Processing Vegetables & Apples. Some sales at Mill City Farmers Market.

Intern Skills/Experience

Applicants who have a strong commitment to organic farming and to the environmental and agricultural justice mission of WEI are preferred. Some experience working on an organic farm or a strong ambition and dedication to learning how to farm is also preferred. Review of applications will start in January and continue until all positions are filled.

Internship Timeline

Tues – Fri a.m. (required): Work on farm (24 hours/week) – dedicated to field work and on-site learning in the field (this is hard physical work) Saturday to Monday: Time off generally away from WEI farm campus or volunteer work time on the farm.

Dedicated time to your internship includes your hours of direct farm labor (billable hours), a minimum of six to eight hours per week on your individual project related to WEI farm programming, and participation at one farmers market event.

Internship Terms available:

Early Summer (June 1 - July 15) (3 Interns)
Late Summer (July 15 - August 31) (3 Interns)
Autumn (Sept 1 - Oct 31) (3 Interns)

Full-time farm internship includes a supporting intern stipend, week-day housing, and an educational program on organic farming. On-site residency is required during the week.

Internship Stipends/Benefits

Full-time farm internship includes a supporting intern stipend, week-day housing, and an educational program on organic farming. On-site residency is required during the week.