Rocky Park Organic Farm was recently created in Friendsville, TN in 2014. Our mission is to be part of the supply of naturally grown vegetables and fruits in Blount County and provide an understanding to our community about sustainable living.

Types of Internships:
Because Rocky Park Organic Farm is a business the need of interns is required in different areas.

  • Statistics or Mathematics Internship
    • Great opportunity to teach students the concept and importance of data collection
  • Business Internship
    • Cost Accounting (Accounts Payables)
    • Financial Analysis
    • Operations (Learning to work with all areas of business and learn efficiency)
  • Computer Science
    • Opportunity to design a program to help business manage cost and statistical data
    • Must be a junior student with good knowledge about programing. Ideally a student who needs a challenge
  • Biology Internship
    • Opportunity to learn the aquaponics system. How to maintain water balance, water PH. ammonia levels control. System uses tilapia fish so also great opportunity to learn to reproduce tilapias.

Time and Commitment Required

  • 15 to 25 hours per week.
  • 50% of the time labor is required, the other 50% of the time must be dedicated to the study of the business.
  • The ideal candidate must be someone who believes in the concept of the business and is willing to learn and support the business.
  • Rocky Park Organic Farm would like to encourage interns to write their senior thesis based on our business.

Payment

We would like students to attend during one semester for credit hours; however, we would like to use this as a screening process for finding the ideal candidates we are looking for in the areas described above.  These four candidates will be paid minimum wage to start and future job opportunity.

Responsibilities

  • Statistics Internship
    • Data collection
  • Business Internship
    • Paying bills and logging cost in spreadsheets; students will be guided to put in practice simple financial reporting
  • Computer Science
    • Opportunity to design a program to help business manage cost and statistical data
    • Must be a junior student with good knowledge about programing. Ideally a student who needs a challenge
  • Biology Internship
    • Biological Data Collection
    • Working with Tilapia fish

Qualification

  • Interview is required
  • Ideal candidate should have resume
  • Must be a student beginning their third year