Host Application

*Host Application – International programs

*Host Application – International programs

Admin Only

Welcome prospective MESA Host!

We look forward to reviewing your information and to helping you identify a great Steward for your current or upcoming season! Important note: If you need more time to complete your application, click “Save My Work” at the bottom of this form. Your entries will not be saved until you click the “Submit” or “Save My Work” button!

Please save drafts of your application frequently to avoid losing your work. (the save draft button is at the bottom of the form)

Host Information

e.g. owner/manager, farm manager, primary supervisor, etc.
To be shared via MESA’s public listing of Host placements
To be shared via MESA’s public listing of Host placements

About your Placement

Please check all that apply.
Examples: “Must arrive ~April 1”, or “anytime between March 15-April 15”
Example: “7 months: April 1 to October 31” (Stewards typically expect 6-12 months of training with their one Host placement.)
What makes your placement special? Are there other opportunities for community / extra curricular activities nearby? Suggested topics: production systems, size, crops grown, livestock raised, other farm enterprises, business philosophy, people/staff/other interns on site, etc.
Example: work/training requirements, weekly schedule, supervision provided, etc.
“Average” training hours may range from 32-40 hours/week for Hosts that offer a stipend, and up to 50 hours/week for Hosts that offer an hourly wage. To accommodate for high/low seasons, this # may be averaged over the course of the full training period.
*Health insurance: J1 trainees (aka Stewards) are required to have health insurance while participating in an authorized U.S. training program. MESA can recommend an affordable J1 trainee health insurance plan with an average cost of $65/month for you to enroll your Steward. You may also opt to pay MESA to enroll and maintain the Steward’s coverage, invoiced for a minimum of 4 months at a time (@$90/mo.).
Describe housing, if offered, plus amenities, such as: computer, free internet, use of vehicle, etc.
Typical weather, plus location type (e.g. rural, urban, semi-urban, easy or no easy access to public transportation, etc.)
Choose “Other” if the Steward’s English is below 30%, but you’re comfortable speaking the Steward’s native language. List the language.
Name and phone number of an unrelated person who can attest to your professional qualifications and/or mentoring skills.
Name and phone number of an unrelated person who can attest to your professional qualifications and/or mentoring skills.
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Any other photos you’d like to share with a prospective Steward? (.jpg, .png)
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Any other photos you’d like to share with a prospective Steward? (.jpg, .png)
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