Organization Name: University of Washington Farm
Organization Description & Website:The UW Farm is a 1.5-acre student-powered urban farm on the University of Washington campus. With multiple farming locations on campus, specialized farm activities, and weekly events, we offer exciting opportunities for students and the local community to get involved in urban agriculture.
Opportunity Title:Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health Internship
Opportunity Description:Students will work on day-to-day production on the farm while completing an academic project related to food systems, sustainable agriculture, and population health topics like garden-based education, bioregionally appropriate climate diets, outdoor education influences on physical activity and healthy eating habits, building local food hub capacity, food safety, and more. Multiple positions are available.
Start Date:First week of SPR, SUM, or AUT quarters, or as arranged with supervisor and course instructor
End Date:Last week of SPR, SUM, or AUT quarters, or as arranged with supervisor and course instructor
Time Commitment: 6-10 hours of on-farm activity (during scheduled farm-work hours) per week
Transportation Requirements: Students must be able to bus, bike, walk or drive themselves to the various farm sites on campus
Compensation:This is an unpaid internship experience
Duties & Responsibilities:Responsibilities on the farm will include, but are not limited to, leading education activities, bed preparation, seeding, transplanting, trellising, harvesting, irrigation installation, and weed and pest management. Students can negotiate specific tasks according to interest and ability but are generally expected to participate fully in regular activities on the farm.
- Desire to learn about sustainable agriculture
- Ability to listen and learn quickly
- Willingness to work in the soil and in all weather conditions
- Good attitude toward teamwork
The information up there are the internship I’m going to apply to, and here is my resume. Please write a cover letter based on all my experience and and how do I satisfied the requirements and needs of this internship. In the cover letter, please mention the volunteering experience of cooking matter program because it’s more related to the major and the internship.