Summer internships 2021

Summer internships 2021

Dates: May to September 2021

Reporting to: Managing Director

Weekly stipend: £50.00

Hours of work: 35 per week

Days of work: Monday to Friday

Minimum commitment: Four weeks

Maximum commitment: Twelves weeks

Application deadline: 3rd May 2021

Interview date: 11th May 2021

Organisation description

Formally established in 2017, Jubilee Community Benefit Society is a Christian and cooperative creation care organisation working for the benefit of both a geographical community of all backgrounds and beliefs, the town of Larne and the surrounding area of East and South Antrim, and a community of interest, the churches of Ireland. We define creation care as environmental and agricultural stewardship that incorporates flourishing and fairness, welfare and wellbeing. In seeking to implement this holistic vision, our mission is to practice and promote care farming, community-supported agriculture (CSA), and conservation education and engagement. Visit for more information.

Project description

In purchasing and developing Jubilee Farm, the first community-owned farm in Northern Ireland, we aim to produce a range of high-quality, chemical-free food that is healthy, humane, fair and sustainable, while also providing a series of care farming and conservation education and engagement services that inspire, inform and benefit those who take part in them. The summer interns will work with staff, volunteers and other stakeholder across each of these areas. As well as contributing to our CARE (Care farming for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and the Environment) project on a weekly basis, interns will also assist with work in our market garden and complete a short individual project over the course of the program.

Role description

The role will be five days/35 hours per week, for a minimum of 4 weeks and a maximum of 12 between May and September 2021. The role will be approximately 40% horticulture, 20% care farming, 20% livestock, 10% site maintenance and 10% personal project (desk-based, relating to communications, education, research or fundraising).

A weekly stipend of £50 will be provided to cover food and transport costs.

Role requirements

Essential criteria:

  • Aged 18+
  • Willingness to work within Jubilee’s Christian ethos.
  • Experience of working outdoors and of physical labour.
  • A motivated, flexible and innovative approach to work, able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Relevant legal permission to intern in the UK.

Desirable criteria:

  • Current or previous qualification in a relevant subject.
  • Experience of working in a market garden or other horticultural enterprise.
  • Experience of working with the general public.


Please send a 2 page CV as well as 1 page covering letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the role and why you are interested in the role to by 3rd May 2021. The CV must include the details, phone numbers and email addresses of 2 referees, including your current or most recent employer or academic supervisor.

Interviews will be held by Zoom on 11th May. For more information contact

Successful applicants may be Access NI checked.

One Response

  1. Kathleen Davis says:

    Hi, heard yourself on BBC Ulster. I am not here long but would love to spend sometime at your farm. I am a long time animal rights advocate, but could never manage to be vegetarian. I grew up in Canada, beef country part, and many of us felt guilty for loving a good steak, bacon even chicken, while ranting and raving about animal rights. I love that here animal raising for food, and call it farming. I am willing to put in some hours mucking in but do not need money. I am 60+ years old and in good health.

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