Who are we?

Innisfree Village is a fully licensed, residential community with adults with intellectual disabilities. Founded in 1971, this nonprofit, nonsectarian, therapeutic farm community is located on 550 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains outside the university town of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Our Mission

We are dedicated to a lifesharing model of living which means that residents and their volunteer caregivers live as families in the community's 15 houses. In this close-knit environment, people develop profound relationships based on mutual needs, respect, and love.

Innisfree is looking for a farm intern!

The farm internship at Innisfree is an opportunity for the applicant to gain experience in animal
husbandry and the practice of rotational grazing. You will be helping with the daily cattle and sheep moves and observations, with the intent that you would be working towards proficiency in
understanding what goes into the decisions that we make every day. You will also be exposed to
animal health checks for both sheep and cattle, how to evaluate animals for health concerns and how to safely and effectively work with them. As a compliment to these areas, you will be involved in the upkeep and installation of permanent fence infrastructure, and the use and maintenance of farm
machinery.

How to Apply:

  1. Refer to our Internship Packet for more information and for job application.
  2.  E-mail completed packet to [email protected] along with supporting materials.