Now Accepting 2016 Applications!
Keipos runs an internship throughout the growing season at New Earth Farm & Goods (our heart). This is an intensive program which entails living on-farm and participating in every aspect of sustainable living and growing practices. From hands-on animal husbandry and gardening to classroom learning to working with Abide and Habitat for Humanity (our city), this internship encompasses several aspects of what Keipos, Inc is all about.
What Former Interns Had to Say
"Interning at Keipos this summer helped me to understand my function in God's creation. I learned so much about plants, soil life, animals, and living in community. This experience is definitely one that i will always remember. It was a great time of learning about God and how everything that God created is supposed to work together to reflect who He is! Also, I feel more equipped to help the poor and those around me to meet their needs in a way that glorifies God. "
--Marie Anne (2015 Intern)
"Being an intern for Keipos gave me the most memorable and productive summer I’ve ever had. I learned more about permaculture, sustainable practices in building and farming, and how to actually make a difference in a community. I got a variety of unforgettable experiences-one of my favorites was witnessing piglet births. Staying on the New Earth Farm during the week allowed me to experience living on a farm and the unexpected problems that may arise and how to solve them. I encourage anyone wanting to learn about permaculture or building community and relationships to be a part of Keipos and its mission."
--Isabella (2015 Intern)
"This internship has been all about doing. Anything from doing work for God and his kingdom to simply doing life with some good friends and growing alongside them. The internship was a great way to break the normal, boring summer job routine and replace it with something more valuable, more exciting, and oftentimes more productive. I feel way more in touch with the community after meeting with many people within it that I probably would never have met otherwise, as well as visiting places I would have no reason to visit. I'm excited to see what develops in the North Omaha homes in the near future!"
-- Tim (2014 Intern)
"An incredible and awesome experience. It opened up the world of sustainable agriculture. If you're not so ambitious as to be a farmer for the rest of your life, the training offered can still be used daily"
--David (2014 Intern)
12-week Internship (May 16 - August
During Internships you will:
Learn how to read and regenerate land and place, people, and community while gaining skills necessary for designing, creating and implementing solutions in a world full of problems
Work and learn in classrooms both inside and outside about sustainable agriculture and permaculture with a biblical worldview, appropriate technologies, community development, entrepreneurship, etc.
Learn and labor at New Earth Farm & Goods in Papillion, NE, including gardening, permaculture, livestock management and care, nutrition, tree planting, perennial polyculture plant systems, food forest and much more (http://negoods.com
Work in North Omaha with Habitat for Humanity Omaha transforming inner city lots into community gardens, urban farms and food forest parks.
Work in North Omaha with Abide and Westside Church on 2 houses on 6/10 acre including construction, gardening, aquaponics, urban livestock and community outreach to the neighborhood
Receive Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC) -- instead of doing an intensive 10-day, 72-hour PDC course, all interns will be taught all the curriculum of a PDC over the course of the 3-month internship
Attend and participate in all publicly offered classes and paid workshops for free
Also, you will:
Learn about water, land, animal, and people systems
Learn how to observe and design land and people systems for maximum abundance
Learn and participate in community engagement and development from urban Omaha to the rural underdeveloped world
Learn about natural building including structures, heating/cooking and food preparation, storage systems, etc.
Learn how to design and build various things using modern and traditional tools and techniques
Learn how to grow food and design properties for maximum abundance
Learn about nutrition, food prep, preservation, etc.
Learn how to butcher/process multiple varieties of livestock, which could include rabbits, chicken, ducks, geese, sheep, pigs, etc.
Learn survival skills, wild-crafting and foraging
Learn from many knowledgeable, experienced and inspiring house and guest teachers
Eat amazing local organic homegrown vegetables, fruits, meats, and grains every day!
One community meal per day, and other farm grown food available; tent camping/intern camp available, and facilities access at New Earth Farm & Goods
Requirements and Hours
4 1/2 days per week, 30-35 hours per week (living on site will require additional labor by helping with basic farm chores one extra day per week)
Must be a high school graduate
Must be able to lift 50 lbs or more and able to do physical labor
Apply at http://www.keipos.org/internships.html