Intern Program

Due to staffing changes and funding, the Kerr Center will not be soliciting applications for interns for the coming summer. Thank you for your interest.  We hope to have an intern program in future years.

The Kerr Center offers student internships to individuals wanting hands-on experience in sustainable agriculture.

Student activities revolve around Kerr’s sustainable livestock and organic  horticulture demonstrations, education, and research.

These internships are designed to appeal to college students and are structured with time for reading, personal research projects, and opportunities to attend educational events.

Both summer and extended internships may be available. Internship positions are limited, so prompt inquiries are encouraged.

Meet Our 2015 Intern

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Thanks to funding from the Tulsa Community Foundation, the Kerr Center was able to host a student intern in 2015. Jayla Roath is a native of Leflore County and an undergraduate at Carl Albert State College in Poteau. She has assisted both livestock and horticulture programs, and undertook some diverse and unique tasks such as updating MSDS records, planting and harvesting sweet potatoes, and building fence. She was also involved in our initial efforts to document the biomass yields of cover crops. This information will be used in future Kerr Center publications and presentations. It has been a great pleasure to work with Jayla these past few months and we look forward to hearing from her in the future.

Intern Publications

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Comfrey

This intern report provides background information on the perennial herb comfrey (Symphytum officinale).

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Beyond Local

This intern report explores various considerations involved in growing, selling, and buying food sustainably and locally.

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The Cattle and Chickens

This intern presentation presents the results of a summer project that investigated multi-species rotational grazing with cattle and pastured laying hens.

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