The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center on Tuesday launched an expanded 2013 paid internship program, offering fall and spring opportunities for students in addition to those offered during the summer.
The internship program connects students statewide to paid internships at clean energy companies based in Massachusetts. Gov. Deval Patrick announced the internships at an annual conference for clean energy industry professionals, which is being held this week in Boston.
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program during the past two summers has helped place more than 262 students and recent graduates from 32 public, private and community colleges and universities with more than 77 clean energy companies across the state. Thirty-eight of the interns ended up with full-time and part-time jobs, according to a press release from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC).
The internship program will begin accepting applications for the 10-week internship sessions on Nov. 1.
MassCEC will give participating clean energy companies up to $12 an hour to pay each intern. The summer session will include full-time internships, with a cap of $4,800 per intern, and the spring and fall sessions will be part-time internships, with a cap of $2,400 per intern, according to the state.
Round the Bend Farm (RTB) was started in 2007; it is a 52 acre (with access to 25 acres more hayfield and pasture) farm located in South Dartmouth, MA. The farm enjoys the benefits of close proximity to the ocean, neighboring Audobon Society Sanctuary, and many close farms and friends. RTB has mainly produced animal and vegetable products (pork, eggs, milk, beef, vegetable, herbs and greens, lamb, mutton, wool, goat) in the past. We hope to diversify our produce to include hospitality and educational services and community service. We experience an abundance of opportunity – we capitalize on these opportunities with creative entrepreneurial solutions. The farm is beautiful. The ocean is visible and a nutrient rich sea mist blankets our fields and pastures each morning. Many things grow well at RTB.
The apprenticeship and foodie opportunities will take place from mid- April through mid- November. They will offer potential educational outreach and teaching opportunities in conjunction with a local non-profit; the Marion Institute (www.marioninstitute.org).
Participate in the holistic experience that is diversified small farming in hopes of building confidence and skills to prepare you for an independent future. Round the Bend Farm seeks a farm apprentice to join the farm manager and one to three interns. We are looking for a person who is excited by the prospect of learning all things farming from vegetable gardening to seed saving to animal husbandry. We are looking for a self starter with a strong work ethic. Working closely with the farm manager, you will help to operate/create a small-scale holistic farm business and gain experiential skills to carry you into the future.
Round the Bend Farm seeks a resident foodie to join the farm manager, small farm apprentice and the farm community. We are looking for a person who is excited by the prospect of immersion into a vibrant and diverse local food culture. We are looking for a self starter with a strong work ethic. Working closely with the farm manager, you will help to nourish a small-scale holistic farm business. You will specialize in food care and preparation while gaining experiential skills to carry you into the future.
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