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Student Opportunities

Get involved with the Student Farm!

We offer several avenues for students to learn and explore at the Student Farm. We offer a number of opportunities across a wide variety of programs - find out more about these programs here

Students can participate at the Student Farm in the following capacities:

Volunteers

**UPDATE 1/27/2022: We are starting to take volunteers in certain programs. 

Students and community members can volunteer with many of our programs. Our capacity for volunteers varies by program. To get on the email list for volunteer opportunities sign up hereWe require a safety training which happens in the first week of the quarter. Please sign up with the link above.

Interns

**UPDATE: Our Spring Quarter internships are full we are now accepting signs ups for Summer Session 1 and 2.

UC Davis students can earn academic credit for their work at the farm. Typically interns receive 1 to 3 units of credit depending on how much time they plan to spend at the farm; 30 hours of work earns students one unit. We encourage students to do a 2 unit internship. In addition to completing these hours, interns are required to complete reflective written work and check in regularly with an assigned mentor. We offer internships in the following programs:

  • Market Garden: interns learn about small-scale organic mixed vegetable production
  • Ecological Garden and Flower Project: interns learn about non-mechanized backyard gardening and small-scale sustainable flower production. Watch this video to learn more about the Eco Garden and Flower Project, and what you will do as an intern.
  • Fresh Focus: interns work to address student food insecurity and farm food loss
  • SCOPE: interns learn about plant breeding for organic systems. Watch this video to learn more about the SCOPE project. 

Interns are encouraged to sign up well before the quarter begins. 

Employees 

The Student Farm is currently hiring 2022-23 Lead Student Farmers. We are hiring for multiple positions in the Market Garden, Eco Garden, Flower Project, Fresh Focus, and SCOPE! Learn more and apply here! Applications due March 27, 2022.

We offer a number of student employment positions at the farm and aspire to these leadership values. Please visit our Employment page for more information on current and potential opportunities.

There are also a number of university courses that take place at the Student Farm, along with a number of research opportunities and special projects.

The Student Farm is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive learning environment. Students with a wide variety of backgrounds and interests are welcome and encouraged to become involved. No prior farming or gardening experience is required.

Find out more

Take a tour!

Our introductory tours provide a great chance for those interested in getting involved at the farm to learn more about how they can participate in what we do.  We offer the following tours for those interested in internships at the Student Farm. 

Tour starts from the front of the Student Farm Field House.

Contact us!

If you would like to join the Student Farm as an intern or volunteer, please fill out our Interest Form:

Someone will be in touch with you within a few business days.

If you have any questions, please contact us.