Summer Internship

Summer InternIn addition to welcoming all volunteers, the BOG offers two paid summer student internships every season. The position runs from the end of classes in May to mid-August for 30 hours/week. The interns are involved in every aspect of the farm, from seed ordering to creating the planting schedule, to ordering rock powders, to planting, harvesting, transplanting, weeding, washing and delivering. The interns are encouraged to initiate new projects at the farm and/or conduct experiments of their own design. Interns usually assume the role of BOG club leader after their summer spent on the farm. The work can be demanding, and requires stamina, but past interns have found it extremely rewarding and have been inspired to grow their own gardens after graduating or plant in containers in their dorm rooms.

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2016 Interns

Katherine Kirk '18
Katherine is a Government major in the Class of 2018. From Needham, Massachusetts, Katherine has always been interested in food systems, organic farming, and local food at both a macro and micro level. She has developed a passion for her work in the garden but also connected with her coworkers, who have become close friends. Throughout the summer, Katherine was able to develop basic gardening skills and better understand the mechanics behind organic farming and what plants need to survive.

Daniel Castro '17
Daniel Castro is an Asian Studies and Religion double major in the Class of 2017. Daniel has shown an interest in organic garden due to his desire to help the production of nourishment that supports our existence. Born in San Pedro, Honduras, Daniel grew up with little knowledge where food came from before it arrived on his plate. Having been a part of the organic garden this summer, he has gained a profound appreciation for this process and how it affects our communities, the environment and himself. As the highlight of his life at Bowdoin, Danny is confident that the knowledge and skills he gained at the garden will serve him well for the rest of his life.

Past Interns

Summer 2015 April Mendez '18
Kenny Shapipro '17
Summer 2014 Elina Zhang '16
Tara Palnitkar '16
Summer 2013 Delgar Erdenesanaa '15
Clare Stansberry '14
Summer 2012 Matt Liewant '14
Peter Rosencrans '14
Summer 2011 Alex Thompson '13
Summer 2010 Seth Kelley '10
Summer 2009 Spencer Neitmann '11
Summer 2008 Steven Kolberg '09
Summer 2007 Andy King '08
Summer 2006 Andy King '08