FARM INTERNSHIPS: Guelph, Ontario – Ignatius Jesuit Centre

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 31, 2022

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Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph, Ontario is seeking Farm Interns!

ABOUT Ignatius Jesuit Centre

Ignatius Farm, an integral part of the Ignatius Jesuit Centre, is a community organic

training farm. The farm grows certified organic produce for Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) members, farmers’ markets, local businesses and service agencies. Programs include community gardens, community orchard, acreage rentals, internships and farmer training, working shares, volunteer opportunities, and seasonal community events.

We are looking for passionate & imaginative individuals to join us in the care of our organic farm. As part of the Ignatius Farm team you will join our vision for regenerative community agriculture, eco‐spirituality, and farm ecosystem education.


The Ignatius Farm Internship combines weekly education curriculum with hands‐on field

work to develop skills and knowledge as a farm worker, and is the basis of your work in ecological agriculture or food system advocacy.


  • Background knowledge and/or interest in gardening, greenhouse production, soils,ecology, local food systems, farm ecosystems, and use of basic tools
  • Commitment to ecological farming practices, Health & Safety mindfulness, working outside in all weather, operating as a cohesive team, open communications, and building community
  • Assets: Valid G class drivers licence, First Aid/CPR
  • Ignatius Farm interns must be legally permitted to work in Canada



  • Two‐week pre-season intensive and three‐week post‐season intensive and workshops
  • Weekly webinars, virtual field days including one monthly in person field trip
  • The curriculum is collaboratively offered with EFAO, Everdale and the National Farmers Union-ON


  • Grow, harvest and process vegetables & berries in field and greenhouses
  • Provide quality organic produce for CSA, farmers market, Loyola House & local businesses
  • Participate fully in trainings and support training others
  • Log field activities and contribute to system improvements
  • Use tools safely and support maintenance of tools, equipment, & structures


Term: Full-Season Contract: April 19 – November 18, 2022
Summer Contract: April 19 – August 31, 2022

Hours per week: Interns work on the farm up to 44 hrs/week in addition to the 5-10 hrs of education programming each week.

Wage: Includes $1000 monthly stipend and a CSA share. Optional housing available.


Submit resume and letter of interest with application details to

Read the 2022 Ignatius Farm Internship Package
Submit your resume and a letter of interest, which must include:
1. Confirming you have read the online 2022 Ignatius Farm Internship package
2. Email and phone number for daytime contact
3. Which internship you are applying for – Full-Season or Summer
4. Any commitments during the contract, with dates
5. Intention to live in the accommodations on-site
6. Farming and gardening experience
7. Why you seek an organic farm internship with Ignatius Farm
8. What you would like to learn during the internship
9. The skills and qualities you can bring to the farm
10. Preference for solo or team-based work

The Ignatius Jesuit Centre (IJC) aspires to be an equitable and inclusive place where a diversity of life experiences, identities and perspectives work together. IJC encourages applicants from all walks of life, especially those from communities that have been historically excluded from farming or access to farmland. We apply an anti-oppression framework to our work and have a zero tolerance policy for discrimination and harassment.

Deadline to apply: February 28, 2022

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