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Internship at Mississippi Mushrooms

Rolling Applications

Mississippi Mushrooms is an indoor mushroom farm that specializes in producing specialty culinary mushrooms primarily for restaurants and grocery stores. We emphasize using waste by-products from local businesses as substrate materials. The ability of fungi to degrade these materials allows us to act both as an urban farm and a recycling operation!

We are seeking interns who are interested in learning about fungal biology through a hands on experience. Some activities include:

  • Substrate preparation
  • Use of sterile techniques to perform inoculations
  • Staffing a market stand
  • Compost management
  • Handling raw materials
  • Management of growing conditions
  • Harvesting Mushrooms

We are looking for individuals who are motivated and have a passion for agriculture and biology. Experience with fungi cultivation is a bonus, but not necessary. Interns can expect to be at the farm 10 hours/week with a semi-flexible schedule. The internship is unpaid, but includes mushrooms! The length of the internship is negotiable, with a minimum 12 week commitment.

Applicants can contact Ian at: ian ‘at’