In 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.
For more information on the intern positions, please contact Jeremy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April Mendez '18
April Mendez is a member of the Class of 2018. April was inspired to pursue a summer job in farming by her father who for many years has grown his own produce back at their home in Southern California. She is passionate about sustainable agriculture, supporting local farms, and yielding quality, whole foods. Throughout her summer with Bowdoin's organic garden, April was able to connect with the food she eats every day as well as better understand the mechanics behind organic farming.
Kenny Shapipro '17
Kenny is a member of the Class of 2017. He has worked for Sustainable Bowdoin for the past two years. Prior to that, he farmed in rural Vermont and on a commune in northern Washington state. The opportunity to work in the garden has provided the perfect intersection of these two interests, as he has been able to once again pick up gardening with a focus towards BOG's role within Bowdoin's greater sustainability efforts.