The Knoll hires Middlebury College students as Interns for the summer and the academic year. Our hiring process takes place in January and February. Academic year positions start in the spring and continue into the following fall.

About Knoll Internships

The Knoll Spring/Fall Internship is offered as a work study position starting ~ April 1 through spring final exams, and resuming at the start of fall classes through ~ November 1. Interns primarily help support Garden Volunteer Hours and receive training to help host Outdoor Kitchen and other events. 

The Knoll Events Internship is offered as a work study position starting ~ March 15 through spring final exams, and resuming at the start of fall classes through ~ November 1. Interns primarily help support communication and planning with campus partners to offer 40+ official college events at the Knoll each year.

The Knoll Summer Internship is designed as an intensive 15-16 week, four-six person cohort-based experience. Interns learn about and come into relation with all aspects of care, management, and programming for the Knoll’s 1-acre educational garden and 3-acre site. We work closely with on- and off-campus community partners and explore the rich fabric of our community foodways.

How do I access the online Knoll Intern Applications?

Our annual hiring process is currently underway and no longer receiving applications.




2024 Hiring Timeline

  • Application opens Monday, January 8, 2024
  • Two optional drop-in Information Sessions will be held in the Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest Living Room. Feel free to pop in for all or part:
  • We will close this application form on Friday, January 26, 2024 at noon EDT
  • Selected candidates will be interviewed the week of February 12
  • Further selected candidates will be offered positions in February and have about a week to accept and finalize the offer

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Who can apply to Knoll Internships?

Both Knoll internships are available to current Middlebury College undergraduate students who are on campus for Spring ’24 and plan to return in-person for Fall ‘24. The spring/fall position is intended to follow the arc of the season, beginning in the spring and resuming again the consecutive fall semester, so seniors planning to graduate in Spring ’24 will not be considered.

Summer internships are available to currently active Middlebury College undergraduate students. As with most summer employment opportunities at the college, the position is not open to graduating seniors. 

Knoll Internships are only ONE way to participate in what we do— everyone is strongly encouraged to participate in Garden Volunteer Hours and to stay tuned at go/knollhours for the latest!

The Knoll, as a part of Middlebury College, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, political orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women, LGBTQIA people, or those who are members of other marginalized communities. Data shows that women and BIPOC candidates more frequently do not apply to a job because they don’t feel that they meet all of the qualifications listed. Our job descriptions are general overviews, not a mandatory comprehensive list. If you have great peer leadership skills, feel passionate about our efforts, and believe that you have the skills to succeed in this role, we want to hear from you! (Language used and adapted with permission from the National Young Farmers Coalition.)

Have more questions?

The best way to learn more about Knoll Internships is to join us, in-person, during Garden Volunteer Hours. Read more in the Knoll Programming page.