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Education at the farm

Length:  10 weeks

Credits:  15

Time frame:  Any period of the year (including summer)

Location:  Alnarp

Pace:  100%

Educational level: Bachelor or Master

 

Can be taken as a free-standing course

Length:  4-8 weeks

Credits: none

Time frame:  Any period between June 6 - August 30

Location:  Alnarp

Pace:  50-100%

Educational level: any!

 

This is an independent internship which is not linked to any university course

Workshops

In 2022, Alnarp’s Farm will host educational workshops on the farm. These workshops are open to students and staff of SLU as well as to the local community.

 

Watch this space for details of upcoming events!

advanced practice

Educational level: MASTER

This course can be taken in the Spring, Autumn and Summer periods. You find out more about the exact course dates and how to apply here on SLU's website

Horticultural practice

Educational level: BACHELOR

This course can be taken in the Spring, Autumn and Summer periods. You find out more about the exact course dates and how to apply here on SLU's website

These internships are aimed at students who wish to develop their skills in the practical side of agriculture, learn about how a small-scale farm business works and develop their own project during their time on the farm.

 

During this 10 weeks course, 75% of the intern’s time will be spent on farm activities such as seeding, harvesting, crop rotation planning, and coordinating sales channels, depending on the time of year. 25% of the time is allocated for the student to develop their own project on the farm.

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earn academic credits!

If you are an SLU student, there are many opportunities for earning academic credits while working on Alnarp’s Farm. There are courses that you can apply to for every period of the year, even the summer semester! We highly recommend students to take this opportunity to have an immersive experience of Alnarp’s Farm, as a daily commitment and responsibility on the farm will lead to the most learning. In particular, the free-standing course Advance Practice is open to all students for all periods of the year. Check out the list below for details of the different courses you can apply to.

 

Flexible summer internship

This summer internship is aimed at those who wish to develop their skills in the practical side of horticultural and/or mycological production, as well as their knowledge of farm business management.

 

During this 4-8 week course, the interns will be involved in different aspects of the farm business, from seeding and harvesting to crop rotation planning, coordinating sales channels and interacting with customers on the farm.

 

The intern may decide which activities they wish to be most involved with in order to optimise their learning experience. The summer is the most exciting and busy time on a farm and so it is guaranteed that every day will involve a variety of tasks.

At the end of the internship, the intern will receive a signed certificate to show completion of the program. English will be the main language and Swedish will also be spoken, although knowledge of Swedish is not required.

Since this course does not reward the intern with academic credits, the exact time period and pace will be decided with each individual applicant depending on their availability. This course is made to be compatible with work or study commitments and we believe that this flexibility is important. However, it is not possible to take the course at less than a 50% pace, which is 2 working days per week. 

 

If you are interested in applying and would like to know more, contact us!