The Lopez Community Land Trust (LCLT), a non-profit, community-based organization that acquires land to hold in trust in order to provide for permanent affordable housing in an environmentally sensitive and socially responsible manner.

Internships require a minimum six-week commitment & four days per week on site. Interns
receive $100 per week stipend for food and expenses. Housing and/or tenting are available, and require a day of work-trade in exchange.

Sustainable Agriculture Internships

Spring/Summer/Fall 2009 on Lopez Island in Washington
Sustainable Agriculture internships offer work experience on organic farms and research work for future projects. Opportunities are available for touring permaculture operations and biodynamic farms in the area as well. Work sites include an oxen operated organic farm, an organic vineyard, an organic berry farm, soil building and permaculture for the latest affordable housing project, and some work with the farm-to-school program. Interns will be expected to exhibit initiative and self-motivation, and treat the experience in much the same way as they would employment. Since sustainable agriculture interns are distributed throughout the island farms, at least one evening a week interns are required to meet together with all other sustainable agriculture interns and LCLT staff.

How To Apply

1. Please begin the application process by completing the “Intern Construction or Sustainable Agriculture Application”, and returning it to LCLT by email, mail, or fax. No payment is required. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; we have no fixed deadlines for

2. Construction interns need to review the “Construction Agreement”. Signing is not necessary until you become an intern with LCLT, but it is important to understand and agree to the terms of our agreement.

3. LCLT will contact you after reviewing your application, usually within three weeks.

Still Have Questions

For more information on this internship see: Lopez Community Land Trust Sustainable Building Internships

If you have questions before you apply, please contact Jan Scilipoti at 360-468-3723 or lcltadmin_AT_rockisland_DOT_com.

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After a decade performing as a lead guitarist for rock bands, Chris de Morsella decided to return to the career his uncle mentored him in as a youth....Software Engineering. Since that time he has thrown himself into his work. He has designed a compound document publishing architecture for regulatory submissions capable of handling very large multi-document FDA regulatory drug approval submissions, for Liquent, a division of Thompson Publishing. At the Associated Press, Chris worked with senior editors at facilities around the world, to develop a solution for replacing existing editorial systems with an integrated international content management solution. He lead the design effort at Microsoft for a help system for mobile devices designed to provide contextual help for users. Chris also helped to develop the web assisted installer for LifeCam2.0, the software for Microsoft’s web cam and developed late breaking features for the product He also served with the Rhapsody client team to redesign and build a major new release of Real Networks Rhapsody client product. His most recent assignment has been Working with the Outlook Mobile Time Management team for the next release of Outlook Mobile for the SmartPhone. Chris' interests are in green building and architecture, smart grid, the cloud, geo-thermal energy, solar energy, smart growth, organic farming and permaculture. Follow Chris on Twitter.