CEFS accepting applications for 2015 summer internships until first Monday in March
The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) has a March 2 application deadline for eight-week internships for undergraduate students next summer. The internships program will be from June 9 to July 31 at the CEFS research and Extension facilities near Goldsboro. Interns will get experience working with farm production practices that promote local food system networks, livestock and crop production systems that efficiently use energy and water, nutrient cycling production systems, complementary production systems and season extension techniques, community gardens, and organic crop and livestock production.
Among the CEFS research units is one devoted to small-farm enterprises and another directed to research into organic production. Individuals selected for the summer internships will work with CEFS faculty mentors who will guide them through hands-on explorations of various aspects of sustainable agriculture. The SAES, N.C. State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services operate the CEFS jointly.