Wex Position: Deep Green Machine

All 2013 Deep Green Machine Internship Positions have been filled.
Thank you for your interest.
You are welcome to submit an Internship Application. It will remain on file and when another internship opportunity arises, we will contact you.

Host/Project Name: 50/50 Technology-Engineering/Sustainable Living Internship
Timeframe: Quantity of Two 8 Week Internships
1st Internship – Start Date Approximately May 2013 [Actual Start Date Negotiable] 2nd Internship – Start Date Approximately July 2013 [Actual Start Date Negotiable] Type of Work: Various
Accommodation: No charge tent camping — or — limited indoor lodging is available at an extra charge http://ittybittyatdr.wordpress.com/
Food Scene: Omnivorous Co-op Sensitive to Dietary Needs
Hours per Week: 40
Stipend: Minimum 8 Week Stipend $1,250

Applications accepted until positions filled or April 15, 2013
Internship Offers will be made no later than April 30, 2013
Please submit a Resume and/or Curriculum Vitae as appropriate.


A unique internship opportunity allowing time to be split between:

  • Participation and support the start-up of an alternative/co-operative business: Deep Green Machine. Please visit www.deepgreenmachine.com for details
  • Experience living at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage
  • 8-week Paid Internship. Minimum 8 Week Stipend $1,250.
  • Included: meals, tent space, food, internet access, multiple co-ops fees (see DR website).
  • Additional stipend may become available depending upon ability to secure income generating work.
  • A successful internship may lead to part/full-time employment offer or co-op membership at DGM.

Deep Green Machine is a start-up enterprise, designed to be an incubator which will provide fertile ground for experimentation regarding alternative business-social models in which: community, care for our environment, care for people are valued; and profit is made ethically without externalizing costs or extracting resources.

As an incubator, Deep Green Machine, will eliminate barriers to entry by making support available via: infrastructure, educational/professional guidance, mentorship and internship(s). Function and services of Deep Green Machine will include: Machine-Fabrication-Wood Shop; Inventors Workshop; Repair Workshop; Artists-Craft Studio with a focus on: prototyping, limited production runs, model making, custom work.

Deep Green Machine will strive to holistically provide and allow for: A Living Wage, Health Care, Self-Determination, Worker Solidarity. Whenever it is acceptable and appropriate, Deep Green Machine will make use of: up-cycled, recycled, post-consumer and salvaged material(s).

Who We Are Looking For?

We want applications from enthusiastic, hands-on, roll-up-your sleeves-and-get-it-done kind of people who have either interest or experience in:

  • Engineering/Technology
  • Wood-Metal Working
  • Fabricating
  • Welding (SMAW, TIG)
  • Machining: Milling, Turning and Drilling
  • AND Sustainable Living

As an intern, you will “learn by doing” and will have the opportunity to develop a long term and in-depth relationships with members of Deep Green Machine www.deepgreenmachine.com and the tri-communities of: Dancing Rabbit https://www.dancingrabbit.org , Sandhill Farm http://www.sandhillfarm.org and Red Earth Farms http://www.redearthfarms.org .

Interns work learning and doing a variety of supervised projects including: CAD/CAM, Welding, Machining, Assembly, Woodworking, Gardening, Tree Planting, Building, Plumbing. Occasionally interns will work with our partner communities at their farm or greenhouse. Interns are expected to work 5 days, 8 hours a day per week on projects. Remaining time can be used for personal projects and study.

Interns will eat, live and sleep on farm at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. Deep Green Machine is a short 2 mile bicycle ride from DR to Rutledge (Community Bicycles are available for the commute).