Farm Internship Project


How to apply:

  1. Complete the Application for Farm Internship (F700-158-000).
  2. Provide a copy of an IRS Schedule F or similar IRS tax form stating the farm's gross sales of the business with your application.
  3. Attach the educational curriculum the farm will use to provide interns training to your application.
  4. Send the application and associated materials to the address provided on the application.

The 2014 Legislature authorized L&I to establish the Farm Internship Project to allow interns to safely work on small farms to learn about farming practices and obtain hands-on experience in farming activities.

Counties included in this project are Chelan, Grant, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Lincoln, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Spokane, Thurston, Whatcom, and Yakima. Farms in these counties with annual sales of less than $250,000 per year are eligible to enroll in this program.

The information below explains how farms and individuals can participate.

Important information you should know about the Farm Internship Project

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L&I resources

Farm Internship Project Coordinator

Agricultural Employment Standards Specialist

Workers' compensation

Workplace safety and health

  • 1-800-423-7233

Wage and hour questions

Workplace injury claims

  • 1-800-831-5227

Curriculum resources

For other internships, outside of the Farm Internship Project, refer to Unpaid Interns 101 Fact Sheet (49 KB PDF).

For more information: Farm Internship Pilot Project RCW 49-12-470 (www.leg.wa.gov)

 

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