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WesleyLife Hydroponic Farm Internship - WesleyLife in Des Moines, Iowa


At WesleyLife, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to live a life of continued growth, experience, and meaning — and to pursue joy, regardless of physical, social, or economic circumstances. That applies to the people we serve — and the people who do the serving!

We want your job with WesleyLife to help you wake up each day with optimism, to reinforce to you that your potential is limitless, and to illustrate that joyful work is a part of a joyous life. You are a vital life-changer with an insistence on a purposeful life, and you deserve to choose a job that fits the way you’re committed to living your life.

At WesleyLife, we’re looking for candidates who are looking for more . If you insist on joy in your day-to-day work life, consider one of our roles. From clinical positions to hospitality roles to administrative positions, we offer all our team members the opportunity to create joy for themselves as well as the people whose lives they touch.

A day in the Life of a Hydroponic Farm Intern with WesleyLife:

  • Provide day-to-day operational assistance on the farm including, but not limited to:

  • Seeding, transplanting, harvesting, and cleaning

  • Working alongside and assisting in the recruitment, training, and retention of volunteers

  • Helping with packing and delivery of product

  • Help with the expansion of farm operation and capacity by assisting in the increasing of production of already existing products along with the trialing and marketing of new products as needed

  • Being involved with plant care including balancing pH and nutrients, checking of insects or damage to plants, and general monitoring of the systems and the facility.

  • Manage and work alongside volunteers from a variety of diverse backgrounds and experiences

WesleyLife has been certified as one of 2023's Great Places to Work! (

With a legacy spanning 76 years, WesleyLife has established an esteemed reputation for excellence, recognized across the Midwest as transforming the aging experience. Committed to health and well-being, WesleyLife's networks offer a comprehensive range of services, encompassing brick and mortar Communities for Healthy Living alongside home health, hospice, personal services, adult day programs, transportation, and home-delivered meals.

As recipients of the 'Great Places to Work' certification for the sixth consecutive year in 2023, we take immense pride in our vibrant and positive workplace culture. We actively foster growth and development, dedicated to nurturing your professional journey.

About WesleyLife: (

Only qualified candidates will be contacted to move to the next step of the hiring process. Unfortunately, WesleyLife will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

WesleyLife believes in the value of diversity within our workforce and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Because of our commitment to your health and well-being, you will be required to successfully complete a pre-hire health assessment, and drug screen.




  • Professional demeanor

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with ability to communicate with diverse populations one-on-one or in a small/large group setting


  • Knowledgeable and passionate about the needs and health concerns of older adults

  • Able to learn on the job and willing to take on new challenges when presented

  • Well organized with attention to detail and ability to carry out tasks independently

  • Experience using email and Microsoft Office