Internships

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

Farmers Market Finance Internship 

Athens Land Trust’s West Broad Farmers Market is a community-driven, education-oriented, weekly farmers market that supports local economic development & community wellness. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, most market operations have been moved online to minimize contact and maintain social distancing measures. The market is open on Saturdays for drive-through pick-up from 11:30-1:30 and will reopen for the 2021 season on January 16. This internship is designed to provide an understanding of the role of finance in a non-profit setting. The Finance Intern will have an integral role in tracking vendor sales, making financial projections, and assisting the Market Manager with general bookkeeping.
 
We hope to find a finance intern interested in working with us through the Spring semester, and if possible, through the Summer! Start and end dates are flexible.
 
Internship Goals
  • Assist the Market Manager in tracking vendor sales and assisting in general bookkeeping at weekly markets for the 2021 season
  • Assist the Market Manager in tracking sales and other financial data at special events, such as holiday dessert drives
Job Responsibilities
  • Assist Market Manager with various projects for the 2021 market season, including tracking data from the online market portal
  • Assist in the preparation of financial reports and spreadsheets
  • Assist the Market Manager in tracking 2021 market season data in Salesforce
Basic Qualifications
  • Hard-working, self-motivated, and able to work independently as well as with others, as the majority of this internship will be done remotely
  • Willing to learn, and able to learn quickly
  • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills
  • Skilled in Excel and Google Sheets
  • Have a specific interest in farmers markets, the local food movement, and/or nutrition/agricultural education
  • Knowledge of or experience with Salesforce is a bonus
 
Conditions of Internship:
  • This internship is an unpaid, volunteer-based opportunity, on a 10hr/week basis.
  • Although interns are encouraged to create a consistent schedule, weekly schedules are flexible; interns will work with their supervisors to create their own schedules.
  • You are welcome (and encouraged!) to work from your home for projects that don’t require your presence on site. Much of this internship can be completed remotely due to the pandemic.
  • You will turn in a time sheet every two weeks, detailing what tasks you worked on and accomplished during that period.

If you are interested in applying for this position, email the West Broad Farmers Market Manager, Ellie Adams, at ellie@athenslandtrust.org. Please include a brief bio and why you think you would be a great candidate.

Farmers Market Planning Internship 

Athens Land Trust’s West Broad Farmers Market is a community-driven, education-oriented, weekly farmers market that supports local economic development & community wellness. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, most market operations have been moved online to minimize contact and maintain social distancing measures. The market is open on Saturdays for drive-through pick-up from 11:30-1:30 and will reopen for the 2021 season on January 16. The Planning Intern (OPI) will have an integral part in helping reach new customers, increase vendor sales, and fulfill our mission related to community engagement & education.

We hope to find a market planning intern interested in working with us through the Spring semester, and if possible, through the Summer! Start and end dates are flexible.
 
Internship Goals
  • Appropriately communicate the mission, values, and goals of Athens Land Trust’s market to the greater community
  • Assist the Market Manager in planning events and weekly markets for the 2020 season
  • Assist in administering surveys to help Athens Land Trust collect feedback for grant reporting purposes
Job Responsibilities
  • Help plan activities for the market
  • Attend community outreach events to share information about the market. These events will be scheduled by the Market Manager. The purpose of these events will be to inform the community about the West Broad Market Garden, WBFM, vendor development programs and shopping incentives. Some outreach efforts will also focus on increasing the number of shoppers utilizing their SNAP benefits at WBFM. Please note: in-person outreach activities will be postponed or moved online due to the pandemic.
  • Assist Market Manager with various projects for the 2020 market season, including the online market portal.
 
Basic Qualifications
  • Live in Athens for Spring semester
  • Reliable and consistent transportation
  • Hard-working, self-motivated, and able to work independently as well as with others
  • Willing to learn, and able to learn quickly
  • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills
  • Able to work outside in all weather conditions, from rain to mid-summer heat
  • Have a specific interest in farmers markets, the local food movement, and/or nutrition/agricultural education
 
Conditions of Internship:
  • This internship is an unpaid, volunteer-based opportunity, on a 10hr/week basis.
  • Although interns are encouraged to create a consistent schedule, weekly schedules are flexible; interns will work with their supervisors to create their own schedules.
  • You are welcome (and encouraged!) to work from your home, coffee shop, etc. for projects that don’t require your presence on site. Much of this internship can be completed remotely due to the pandemic.
  • You will turn in a time sheet every two weeks, detailing what tasks you worked on and accomplished during that period.

If you are interested in applying for this position, email the West Broad Farmers Market Manager, Ellie Adams, at ellie@athenslandtrust.org. Please include a brief bio and why you think you would be a great candidate.

Graphic Design & Communication Internship 

Athens Land Trust’s Development & Communication Department is looking for a dynamic and highly motivated individual who is interested in contributing their graphic design, writing and logistic skills to communicate with wide and diverse audiences about social justice, conservation, and affordable housing initiatives in Athens. 

The ideal candidate will be pursuing a degree in graphic design, non-profit management, public relations, or communications. Preference will be given to those who are interested in development and communication fields. The internship can be as fun and expansive as your imagination. It requires doing some mundane tasks that require you to be organized, proficient in using Microsoft Word & Microsoft Excel and possess excellent written & verbal communication skills. Athens Land Trust promises that this internship will be a win-win opportunity where you get to drive your learning journey. We ask you to take on some specific responsibilities while at the same time you determine where you want to learn and be challenged. Our ask from you is you can be comfortable working with diverse communities, have a willingness to learn, be hardworking, flexible and want to make this a positive experience. 

Graphic Design & Communication Coordinator Internship Responsibilities: 

  • Enter donations into Salesforce
  • Send donation acknowledgement letters
  • Send membership renewal letters
  • Design donor stewardship materials
  • Design event and fundraising materials
  • Design marketing and communication materials
  • Help plan and execute ALT fundraising events

This opportunity allows you to get real world experience in development and fundraising processes, design, and execution as well as putting your writing and communication skills to the test. We anticipate that this requires a 15 hours a week commitment. Ideally we would like the commitment to be between November 2020 and May 2021. 

If you think you have what it takes to be the next ALT Graphic Design & Communication Coordinator please send your resume and a brief sales pitch on why you are the best candidate to Tai Sherman at tai@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.