Farm Internship Project

How to apply:

  1. Fill out 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.

Notice: The 2017 legislature added 4 counties and extended the project until Dec. 31, 2019. As of July 23, 2017, Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, and Walla Walla counties are eligible to participate.

Counties included in this project are Chelan, Clark, Cowlitz, Grant, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Lewis, Lincoln, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Spokane, Thurston, Walla Walla, 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 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 the Unpaid Interns 101 Fact Sheet (F700-173-000).

For more information: Farm Internship Pilot Project RCW 49-12-470 (


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