Come learn with us! The Desert Farming Initiative offers internships for UNR credit to students on a seasonal basis. Opportunities will be posted and updated on this page. Inquiries should be directed to

On-Farm Produce Safety Internship – Summer or Fall 2020!

The purpose of this On-Farm Produce Safety internship is to provide undergraduate students with specialized professional training and applied knowledge in a brief time frame. It is designed to offer students in the fields of agriculture, nutrition and food sciences with practical skills in preventing food-borne illnesses related to fresh produce at time when this academic area is progressing significantly. Included are required readings, a series of on-farm trainings, and implementation of practices throughout the DFI supply chain (in the field, at farmers markets/farm stands and during wholesale produce delivery).

This training is also available to members of the public and DFI employees as a certificate program on a volunteer basis.

A full description of the internship and certificate requirements can be found here…

Contact us at for further information.