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Middlebury FoodWorks was established in 2012 as an innovative summer leadership program combining academic and experiential learning in food systems. The internship opportunities enhance student learning and engagement in food studies. Middlebury, VT offers dynamic opportunities to engage in unique food systems.

Students will work 30 hours a week in a job focused on different aspects of the local food system. The program offers an internship that pays a stipend of $2400 for the 8 week program, unless other arrangements have been made with the employer. There will be four field trips engaging with sustainable agriculture; community and economic development; nutrition and health; and other topics such as food security and justice, policy, culture and traditions. This will be determined by the students and FoodWorks director based on interest of the group.

Below are possible organizations with which students can choose to intern, depending upon their specific interests:

Agency of Agriculture

Meeting Place Pastures

Fischer Brothers Farm-Sisters of Anarchy Ice Cream




Trevalan Farm

Golden Well Apiaries

Weybridge Preservation Interns 

COMPENSATION:  This internship includes housing, in addition to the stipend. You will need to complete the following housing form:  If you are offered and accept this internship, please be aware that you will be required to complete the funded internship paperwork. 

For more information contact Sophie Esser Calvi, FoodWorks Director,

Apply through Handshake and upload your resume, cover letter, and transcript. Please indicate in your cover letter the preferred organization(s) where you would like to intern and why. In addition, please describe how this opportunity fits into your academic and/or career interests.