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Student Micro Farm Intern - Clemson University

Clemson, SC

  • Early Careers

  • Hourly and Seasonal

Job Description

The Micro Farm Intern is responsible for assisting the Sustainability Manager to ensure Aramark/Clemson Dining’s Sustainability needs are met. This position will work with the Sustainability Manager, Location Manager, and Chefs to coordinate a harvest schedule for the micro-farms and plan events to highlight the produce harvested from the micro-farms. The micro-farm intern will also work with other interns on additional Green Dining initiatives. All interns must be a student at Clemson University in a related field and possess excellent customer service and verbal communication skills. Essential functions and responsibilities of the position may vary by Aramark location based on client requirements and business needs. Once hired, the Intern will be required to complete training for both Babylon farms and meet with a Babylon representative


Essential functions and responsibilities of the position may vary by location based on client requirements and business needs.  

Job Responsibilities

  • Fully manage the Blue Ridge Micro Farms (currently 2 units). This includes...
    • Setting a schedule for both farms
    • Work independently and keep a consistent organized schedule
    • Follow operational guides & protocols for the farms
    • Clean the micro-farms thoroughly after every harvest and complete one deep clean every 6 weeks for each farm
  • Assist in planning and executing Micro Farm and other Farm to Fork related events.
  • Adheres to Aramark safety policies and procedures including proper food safety and sanitation.
  • Communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff, and community members.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and weekly 1:1 meetings.
  • Develop a basic knowledge of sustainability and environmental principles.
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned by manager

At Aramark, developing new skills and doing what it takes to get the job done make a positive impact for our employees and for our customers. In order to meet our commitments, job duties may change or new ones may be assigned without formal notice.


  • Must be a current Clemson University student pursuing a degree in a Sustainability or Plant and Environmental Sciences related field.
  • Professional interest and enthusiasm in environmental education, community engagement, sustainable agriculture, and sustainability.
  • Organized and efficient worker; ability to keep track of multiple projects and tasks
  • Requires occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling of up to 25 lbs.
  • Candidate must demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficient in MS office
  • Ability to work both independently and on a team

Location Specific Details

Clemson Home Dining is committed to providing exceptional service, one-of-a-kind experiences, and fresh culinary creations at Clemson University. We have a special focus on tailoring our dining program to fit the intellectually dynamic and diverse culture at Clemson University. Innovation is a key pillar in our overall strategy to provide an excellent dining experience. We are constantly changing and adapting to the wants and needs of our students. Our team works to ensure our food is healthy, fresh, and flavorful.

On campus, we have over 30 locations that span across various types of cuisine. Our restaurants are structured to fit the busy lives of students at Clemson University. Dining is a pivotal part of the students’ lives while in college, and we strive to create spaces that students want to make their home away from home. Our menus incorporate local ingredients from farms that span from the East Coast. Clemson Home Dining is dedicated to working with local farmers and small businesses to support our surrounding communities.

This role is an opportunity for a student to gain industry experience and practical understanding of a variety of sustainability issues related to food service systems. Clemson Home Dining is committed to making environmentally responsible decisions across our operations to minimize our impact on the environment while providing quality food and service at Clemson University. Our sustainability program is built on responsible purchasing, efficient operations, and waste minimization. The intern will be directly involved with the marketing team to share these efforts and work in tandem with operations staff to move them forward.

About Aramark

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Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet.

At Aramark, we believe that every employee should enjoy equal employment opportunity and be free to participate in all aspects of the company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

About Aramark

The people of Aramark proudly serve millions of guests every day through food, facilities, and uniform services in 19 countries around the world. Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. We believe a career should develop your talents, fuel your passions, and empower your professional growth. So, no matter what you're pursuing - a new challenge, a sense of belonging, or just a great place to work - our focus is helping you reach your full potential. Learn more about working here at or connect with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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