The Rodale Institute Experimental Farm (RIEF) is a 333 acre research farm that has been situated in Berks County, Pennsylvania, for over 50 years. RIEF’s mission is to develop farming improvements by focusing its research on problems relating to global food, farming and natural resource management issues. The institute maintains a demonstration garden and a scientific research and test facility for regenerative farming on low-input regenerative agriculture, which includes applied weed ecology, nitrogen cycling, soil biology, compost utilization and tree-based cropping systems.
Internships are based around hands-on and “direct work with researchers on short- and long-term trials and experiments covering everything from soil quality indicators to regenerative farming’s impact on global warming.” Positions are available in research, farm operations/ demonstration and communications.
Open to all recent college graduates, grad students and international students with a background in biology, ecology and/or agriculture (agronomy/farming systems only).
Human Resources Coordinator
Rodale Institute Experimental Farm
611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530
Phone: (610) 683-1400
Number of Interns: Less than 10
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Paid, Unpaid
Academic Level: Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students