Located in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, Polyface Farm offers a 5-month internship for 8-12 interns (fixed dates: May 1 to September 30). Interns are provided with room and board and a stipend of $100 per month. Application process runs from August 1-10 each year. Each year 2-3 of these interns are chosen by the Salatin Family to continue on in the Polyface "Masters Program." Applicants must commit to a 12-month stay and will receive a salary.
Soil Centric's Pro Tip
You will work very hard if you intern at Polyface, but if you are looking to become a farmer and don't have farming, land or skill in your background then spending a summer at Polyface is the place for you. Many Polyface "graduates" have gone on to manage successful farms. Ideal training if you want to go raise pastured poultry. (Due to immigration regulatory hurdles this opportunity cannot extend to non-US citizens).