Volunteer Internships

Now Seeking Interns for Administrative Assistant and Graphic Design. Apply today!

Volunteer Internship Opportunities

Farmshed has always held civic engagement in the highest regard. These volunteer internship positions provide the means to advance understanding of our local food community while helping Farmshed’s initiatives gain momentum. Volunteerism is crucial to the success of Farmshed and each semester we are amazed with the hard work, creativity, and dedication that our student interns bring to the organization.

Whether you’re a student looking to fulfill class credit  requirements (internship, practicum, or experiential learning) or a retired professional with spare time and skills, an internship with Farmshed may be for you!  Duties vary depending on the internship focus. Interns are encouraged to be flexible and bring their own ideas to the table. An ideal candidate for the Central Rivers Farmshed internship program will exhibit compassion for and while serving people of all demographics, have an appreciation for land and natural resource conservation, and committed to making a difference in our community.

Now accepting applications for the following positions:

Click on the position title to view job descriptions, required skills and qualifications, and how to apply.

Local Food Systems Kitchen Internship – Work closely with Farmshed staff on the Frozen Assets program, a new and innovative way to supply participating community members with locally grown organic produce throughout the winter months. Positions available year round. (Now Accepting Applications)

Graphic Design Intern Create promotional materials (posters, postcards, brochures, etc) for events, programs, and fundraising at Farmshed. Positions available year-round. (Now Accepting Applications)

Public Relations/Communication and Events Intern Gain hands-on experience in nonprofit operations including marketing, promotion, and event planning with potential opportunities for special projects depending on the applicant’s skills. Intern will maintain consistent and accurate correspondence between Farmshed programs and the community as well as plan, coordinate, and execute Farmshed events. 2 Positions available in Fall, 1 in Spring, 1 in Summer (Now Accepting Applications).

Farm Fresh Atlas Intern– Farmshed produces the Central Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas annually. It’s a free local food guide that lists farmers who sell directly in an eleven county area. It includes a quick reference that works to provide vital information about what each farm produces, their practices, contact information and the services they provide (example: you-pick strawberries). In addition to farms, the atlas is a guide for local food events, workshops and businesses around the region. Intern duties include: Assist with data collection and production of the Farm Fresh Atlas, coordinate the Atlas application process, create highlights of local farmers to post online as well as in Farmshed Newsletters, and development and implementation of distribution plan. (Now accepting applications for Fall position)

Compost Manager Internship –  Gain thorough knowledge of the composting process and how to manage it. Perform weekly maintenance on the compost such as turning, adding, sifting, and collecting. Coordinate, educate, and manage volunteers that will help with the general maintenance of the compost site. Strengthen the present education program and network with the community to educate the public. (1 position year-round)

Administrative Assistants – Gain or build your administrative experience in nonprofit management with our new Administrative Assistant positions. 4-6 hours weekly, flexible scheduling Monday-Friday.

Bookkeeping Assistant or Intern (1 open position)- Accept payments and donations, prepare and make bank deposits, update and maintain Quickbooks, run budget and financial reports to staff and board on a regular basis, work with Board Chair to sign checks and Board Treasurer to reconcile books.

Administrative Assistant or Intern (1 open position)- Maintain email accounts as assigned, answer incoming calls and assume other receptionist duties as needed; respond to public questions, requests for information/partnership/tours, and facility rental inquiries, schedule as necessary; maintain donor databases; keep website up to date; send donor and member acknowledgements.  



We Believe: 1) Food should be grown in a sustainable manner 2) People should know how to buy, grow, harvest, preserve, and prepare local foods 3) The public should know local farmers 4) Farmers should know who eats their food


Your membership supports our community programming as well as our production greenhouse, community kitchen, gathering space, and learning center.
3/31/18 - Stevens Point Area Winter Farmers' Market
Redeemer Lutheran Church, Stevens Point Wisconsin
4/3/18 - Growing Collective Planning Meeting
Central Rivers Farmshed, Stevens Point WI
4/7/18 - Stevens Point Area Winter Farmers' Market
Redeemer Lutheran Church, Stevens Point Wisconsin