Internship Program at a Dairy Farm in the US

Apply for Internship Program at a Dairy Farm in the US

Valley Shepherd is an old-fashioned creamery located within an hour of New York City in New Jersey, USA. The farm has combined years of artisan cheesemaking expertise with modern equipment from around the world and age-old European sheep farming practices.

Interns train side by side with farm employees in the various areas of the farm operations. Internships start in April and run through December. The program is for a minimum of 7 months.

The main responsibilities include tasks in dairy production and affinage as well as marketing.

Interns are expected to demonstrate strengths in the areas of cheese-making, affinage, and knowledge of production methods by the completion of their internship.

Interns receive a stipend of $300/week.

Training weeks average of 40 hours, but they can be longer. Living accommodations are free in a fully furnished intern house, located on the farm property. Interns are responsible for their own health insurance. American and international interns are welcome.

Application process is ongoing.


Main criteria

  • ability to lift 30+ pounds
  • ability to wake up early (market days start around 5 AM)
  • good communication skills
  • ability to work in a team
  • a valid driver’s license

Find out more about the Internship Program at a Dairy Farm in the US. 

Photo: Shutterstock / Edited by: Martina Advaney

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