Internships

See our internships below. We look forward to viewing your application!

  • Williams Farm Internship
  • West Broad Market Garden Internship
  • Community Agriculture Marketing Internship
  • Farm Business Support Internship
  • West Broad Farmers Market Internships

Volunteer Leadership Intern: West Broad Garden

We are looking for a people person who loves being in the garden! A major tenant of the West Broad Garden’s ethos is education, and we want an intern to help us build our educational capacity. Applicants can expect to:

-build comfortable working relationships with Garden Manager and Assistant Managers
-become familiar with volunteer paperwork, waivers and consent forms, and the volunteer matriculation process
-assess garden tool conditions, counts, gloves, before and after volunteers are on site
-prepare the site for volunteers (ie: set up a water station)
-work with, and be available to answer questions from volunteers
-be flexible, and adapt to large and small volunteer groups
-get dirty! Any garden intern should expect to be involved in rewarding manual labor at the garden
-ideal candidates will be available 8:00am-12:30pm Tuesdays, and Thursdays

An interest in gardening is expected, but no previous experience is required! Our knowledgeable team members will help you hone your green thumb. If you’re enthusiastic, committed, and interested in a hands on learning experience, please submit a resume and letter of interest to Cameron Teeter at cameron@athenslandtrust.org!

Williams Farm Internship

We are looking for two (2) aspiring farmers to intern with us this summer who are passionate about making their community a better place by becoming a part of the local sustainable food movement. Applicants should have a willingness to learn, be hardworking, flexible, positive, and possess an interest in natural production farming.

Job Responsibilities

Farm work will include planting, harvesting, competition control, pest management, watering, pruning, compost management, amending, washing produce, assisting at farmers markets, working with volunteers, and outreach. Ideally, candidates would be able to commit to a full season (April-July, July-Oct, Oct-Jan, Jan-April). Start dates, duration, hours and weekly schedules can be flexible according to interns schedule and the needs of the farm.

This is an unpaid internship opportunity. You will however receive extensive educational opportunities, real world experience and the satisfaction of greatly contributing to your local community!

If you are interested in applying for this position email Seth Nivens, Seth@athenslandtrust.org. Please include a brief bio and why you think you would be a great candidate.

West Broad Market Garden Internship

We are looking for two aspiring farmers who are passionate about making their community a better place by becoming a part of the local sustainable food movement. Applicants should have a willingness to learn, be hardworking, flexible, positive, possess an interest in natural production farming and community outreach.

Job Responsibilities

Farm work will include planting, harvesting, competition control, pest management, watering, pruning, compost management, amending, washing produce, assisting at farmers markets, working with volunteers and educational programming.

Interns will also contribute to the West Broad Farmers Market which is a community-driven, education-oriented, weekly farmers market that supports local economic development & community wellness. This work would include weekly set up and break down of the market, contributing to educational programming and assisting in the growth of this unique market.

Ideally candidates would be able to commit to a full season (April-July, July-Oct, Oct-Jan, Jan-April). Start dates, duration, hours and weekly schedules can be flexible according to interns schedule and the needs of the farm. Interns are expected to work at least 10 hours a week and should be available mornings and weekends.

This is an unpaid internship opportunity. You will however receive extensive educational opportunities, real world experience and the satisfaction of greatly contributing to your local community!

If you are interested applying for this position email Cameron Teeter, Cameron@athenslandtrust.org. Please include a brief bio and why you think you would be a great candidate.

Community Agriculture Marketing Internship

We are looking for a motivated individual to aid in the marketing and promotion of the events and services offered through our Community Agriculture Program. The Marketing Intern will play an integral role in reaching new customers, clients, and community partners. The Marketing Intern will work closely with the Farmer Outreach Coordinator and the West Broad Farmers Market Coordinator to design and implement marketing and outreach plans for the West Broad Farmers Market, the Farm Share Program, the Mobile Market project, and farmer outreach workshops. They will also aid in the development of promotional and marketing content for the Community Agriculture Program.
Job Duties
  • Develop and implement a marketing plan for the West Broad Farmers Market, the Mobile Market project, and the Farm Share project
  • Create and distribute marketing materials
  • Aid in the promotion of large scale events such as: farmer business development workshops, sustainable agriculture conferences, and special farmers market events. 
  • Create and manage social media content to promote Community Agriculture projects and initiatives
  • Review analytics on social media and adapt content strategy to improve engagement
  • Schedule advertisements and events in newspapers and online event platforms.
  • Partnership development and relationship building with community members, community organizations, and local business and institutions to build community awareness about the programs and services of the Community Agriculture Program of Athens Land Trust.
 
Scheduling and hours for this position are flexible, and we are happy to work around your class and work schedules. Outside of weekly meetings with your supervisor you will be free to create your own schedule and perform remote work.
 
If you are interested in applying for this position email Cameron Teeter – Cameron@athenslandtrust.org. Please include a brief bio and why you think you would be a great candidate.

Farm Business Support Internship

Athens Land Trust’s Community Agriculture Program is looking for motivated, hard-working, and driven individuals to assist our efforts to develop farm businesses by providing vital information to new, beginning, underserved and socially disadvantaged farmers about Farm Service Agency (FSA) programs, best business practices, financial management, and strategies for creating viable and stable agricultural enterprises.
 
Position Type: Internship ~ 15-20hrs/week
 
Ideal candidates will have
●    An interest or background in Agricultural Communication, Community Outreach, Business Development, Sustainable Agriculture, or another related field
●    Strong written and verbal communication skills
●    Strong organizational skills
●    Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
●    Familiarity with popular social media platforms
●    The ability to work with diverse communities
 
Interns will assist with:
●    Education and outreach about Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Certifications
●    Food Safety Education
●    Farm-Business Planning and Best Practices
○    Focusing on topics like effective record keeping strategies
●    Education in Sustainable Agricultural Practices
○    Including topics such as: crop rotation, Organic standards, IPM etc.
●    Preparing and presenting Informational workshops for farmers and their families
●    Facilitating 1:1 consultations about the topics listed above
●    Creating social media content to advertise and market workshops to local farmers
●    Marketing and outreach to promote attendance at educational workshops
○    Assist in designing fliers and brochures, publishing advertisements in local newspapers, reaching out to local radio stations, and any other methods that will help increase workshop attendance.
 
This is an unpaid internship opportunity. You will however receive extensive educational opportunities, real world experience and the satisfaction of greatly contributing to your local community!
 
If you are interested applying for this position email Cameron Teeter Cameron@athenslandtrust.org. Please include a brief bio and why you think you would be a great candidate.