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Below is a list of open positions at NCF

Open Positions:

2024 Summer Interns

The Needham Community Farm (NCF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase access to fresh produce for those in need and to promote education, environmental stewardship and community building through volunteerism.


NCF Summer Interns will learn about local food systems and food justice through hands-on participation in farm operations. They will work closely with the Farm Manager and Assistant Farm Manager in all aspects of our work according to their skills and interests, see below. 


Ideal candidates have a strong interest in sustainable farming, local food systems, and food justice. Candidates must be able to work independently and as part of a small team. Strong written and verbal communications skills are critical to success in this role. 


This is a full- or part-time position with relatively flexible dates and hours. Internships may start as early as March/April and run for a minimum of 8 weeks. Internships may run through October.  This is a paid position at $17 per hour for up to 30 hours per week.  As a charitable organization striving to maximize resources toward the common good, Needham Community Farm encourages applicants to initially seek funding from their educational institutions, if possible. Responsibilities will vary depending on intern skills and interests and may include a mix of activities, to be agreed upon by intern and Farm Manager before start date. This position reports to the Farm Manager.


In order to maintain a safe farm operation, NCF follows all CDC COVID-19 directives and guidelines, as well as those issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Town of Needham.

Farm Production Responsibilities:

  • Assist with food production including bed preparation, seeding, transplanting, weeding, pest management, and more

  • Learn harvest techniques and lead volunteers during weekly harvests

  • Other tasks as assigned and dependent on Intern interest and farm needs

  • Marketing and Outreach Responsibilities:

  • Develop and distribute communications materials about NCF programs

  • Provide knowledgeable customer service at either CSA Distribution or Mobile Market

  • Support events and fundraising

  • Conduct in-person outreach to Needham residents to promote educational and food access programs


Educational Responsibilities:

  • Support educational programming instruction on and off the farm

  • Develop and lead or co-lead gardening and/or nutrition programs

  • With NCF staff, develop and refine educational curriculum for youth and young adults



  • Strong interest in local food production and food justice

  • Ability to perform physical labor in variable outdoor conditions

  • Reliable personal transportation to multiple locations in Needham

  • Access to computer for remote administrative work preferred

  • Must pass CORI/SORI background check

  • Proof that applicant is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with CDC guidelines


To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Farm Manager Avery Westa, (they/them) at

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