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Partridge Creek Farms offers 6 internship opportunities

Application deadline extended to Monday, March 18.
Dallas Wiertella
LOCAL INTERNSHIPS — Partridge Creek Farms in Ispheming hosts tabling event in Jamrich Hall to encourage students to apply to upcoming fall and summer internships.

Partridge Creek Farms is currently offering multiple internship opportunities for students to partake in this upcoming summer and fall. Applications for these internships are available until Monday, March 18 at 5 p.m., and can be found on their website.

They are offering four Farm and Garden Internships, which will run from May 14 to August 15. One Education Internship, which goes from May 14 to November 1, and one Media and Marketing Internship, which lasts May 14-November 1. 

Students in the Farm and Garden positions will include the necessary procedures to cultivate urban and rural spaces for harvest. The Education Intern is responsible for helping lead the Farm to School program, as well as other community outreach activities. Those in the Media and Marketing position will create and edit content for Partridge Creek’s social media pages, as well as the newsletter publication. 

While the roles of the positions vary, they all embody Partridge Creek’s overall mission.

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“Food and community are two big components of what we do, and I think all of these internships will give students a chance to see that happening in real life and be able to participate in it,” Farm Manager Allison Stawara said.  

She says students in these roles will be eligible for a stipend through Partridge Creek, differing from past years. Additionally, students with an interest of agriculture are encouraged to apply for any of the positions, regardless of their major.

“If students are interested in getting into farming of any kind, we can offer some a lot of wisdom in that area,” Stawara said.

Stawara says she looks forward to what this year’s student interns will bring to Partridge Creek, both in terms of farming and new ideas. 

“I really value the perspective that students bring when they might not necessarily have a lot of direct experience with growing food but that fresh set of eyes on something I have done for close to ten years,” Stawara said. “I always learn a lot too when getting to work with students.” 

She adds after the tabling event Partridge Creek held on Wednesday, March 13, they have gotten an increased number of applications. However, they are still encouraging students to apply. Questions can be directed to [email protected].

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Rachel Pott
Rachel Pott, News Writer
I am a marketing major about to start my second year at Northern Michigan University, however, this will be my third year in college. I previously attended a small community college near my hometown, Charlevoix, Mi. In high school, I was a part of my school’s journalism program and helped to produce bi-weekly student newspapers. In my free time, I enjoy outdoor activities like skiing, boating, fishing, and biking. I also love to work out, read, paint, and bake.
Dallas Wiertella
Dallas Wiertella, Multimedia Editor
Through my experience here at the North Wind I have been able to have the privilege of highlighting students through all forms of multimedia journalism. Whether I'm in front or behind the camera, I aim to highlight human achievement in whatever way I can!