Job Type Paid Internship
Salary Details $1375 semi-monthly
Deadline Aug 03, 2023

The Adirondack Council is seeking a paid full-time (40 hours/week) intern to work in the Adirondack Council’s Elizabethtown office location for a three-month duration from September 18 – December 15, 2023.

The intern will provide support to the Adirondack Farm Advocate and perform a wide spectrum of duties that advance the Essex Farm Institute (EFI), a program of the Adirondack Council. The Adirondack Council sponsors interns to support new and existing farm operations working to achieve sustainable farming outcomes that protect wildlife, water quality and address climate change. Interns will also assist in ongoing EFI advocacy efforts to maintain and expand the technical and financial resources that enable conservation farming.


  • Quantifying the impact of the Essex Farm Institute’s micro-grant program
  • Engaging with new and existing agricultural landowners to build relationships and support networks for farms with sustainable farming practices within the Adirondack Park
  • Showcasing the work of the Essex Farm Institute program through blog posts and social media content; tabling at events when needed
  • Collaborating with the Adirondack Farm Advocate on projects and events as appropriate
  • Assisting with other Conservation team priority projects as needed


  • Interests and/or course work experience in Agricultural Policy, successful completion or on track to complete a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science, Environmental Studies, Environmental Education, Natural Resources Management, Outdoor Recreation, or a related field, or a demonstrated interest in the field of agricultural policy*
  • Excellent oral, written communication skills and outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in Excel and basic statistics
  • Ability to work independently, pay close attention to detail and remain well organized
  • Ability to work as part of a team and successfully communicate with fellow staff to achieve common goals
  • Ability to work remotely as needed
  • Vehicle and valid driver’s license required due to occasional travel required in a rural region setting


We are committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds. Interested applicants must submit one (1) PDF formatted document containing:

  • a letter of interest that addresses the prompt “what drew you to this position?”;

  • your resume;

  • and three (3) professional, academic and/or personal references. Please include names, job title, reporting relationship, phone number, and an email address for each reference. 

Please submit the PDF of your application materials with “Clarence Petty Internship – Sustainable Farms Intern” as the subject line to Jess Grant at by 12:00 PM (noon) on Thursday, August 3rd.