Small Farm Internship Pilot Project

Beginning July 1, 2014, farms in Chelan, Grant, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Lincoln, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Spokane, Thurston, Whatcom, and Yakima counties, with annual sales of less than $250,000, may apply to enroll in a project that allows up to three interns to work on a farm to learn about farming practices.

For questions regarding farm internships, please contact the Employment Standards Program at: 1-866-219-7321.

Farm Internship Curriculum Resources:

The Western Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Farm Internship Curriculum. (www.attra.ncat.org)

Cultivating Success - Sustainable small farms education. (www.cultivatingsuccess.org)

All internships are required to meet the requirements set forth in the Unpaid Interns 101 Fact Sheet: (49 KB PDF)

Other L&I Contacts:

Farm Labor Contractor Supervisor

Workers’ Compensation:

Relevant Policies:



For more detail, see Agricultural Employment Standards — WAC 296-131 (apps.Leg.wa.gov)

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