Internships

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

  • Williams Farm Internship
  • Farmers Market Planning Internship
  • Community Agriculture Marketing Internship
  • Music & Talent Outreach Internship
  • Volunteer Leadership Intern

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.

Farmers Market Planning Intern

Athen Land Trust’s Farmers Market is a community-driven, education-oriented, weekly farmers market that supports local economic development & community wellness. The market is open every Saturday from 9am-1pm, April – December. The Planning Intern 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!

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, such as kids’ activities, informational booth sign-up, and more.
  • 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.
  • Assist Market Manager with various projects for the 2020 market season.

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.
  • You will turn in a timesheet at the conclusion of each week, detailing what tasks you worked on and accomplished during that week. These will be due each Sunday evening at midnight.

If you are interested in applying for this position, email Morgan Watson- morgan@athenslandtrust.org. Please includ a brief bio, and why you think you would be a great candidate.

Community Agriculture Marketing Intern

Description

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 Farmers Market Coordinator and the Community Agriculture team to design and implement marketing and outreach plans for the Athens Land Trust Farmers Market, the Farm Share Program, the Mobile Market project, and farmer outreach workshops. They may also aid in the development of promotional and marketing content for the Community Agriculture Program.

 

Responsibilities

  • Posting on Farmers Market and Williams Farm social media accounts or sending content to the PR Coordinator to get posted.
  • Coming up with ideas and marketing plans for Community Agriculture initiatives.
  • Maintaining and following the social media calendars for each account. It is recommended to post at least 3 times a week, but it is encouraged to post more often than that if possible.
  • Taking photos at Williams Farm, the garden, and the market. If the marketing intern is unable to attend weekly markets to gather content, they can receive photos from someone who is in attendance and can take photos or possibly even do a live stream. 
  • Receiving photos from Land Trust Staff. This can be done via text, email, or Google Drive depending on personal preferences.
  • Designing (via Canva) and sending out the weekly farmers market e-newsletter (via MailChimp).
  • Maintaining an open line of communication with the Community Agriculture Director, the Volunteer Coordinator, the Development Department (and others within ALT as needed).

 

Note: There’s also some room for graphic design in this position in terms of creating promotional flyers, posters, etc. This will also depend on the strengths and weaknesses/level of comfort of the Marketing Intern and PR Coordinator in terms of design abilities.

 

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 project that don’t require your presence on site.
  • You will turn in a timesheet at the conclusion of each week, detailing what tasks you worked on and accomplished during that week. These will be due each Sunday evening at midnight.


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.

Music and Talent Outreach Internship

Description

Athens Land Trusts’ Farmers Market is a community-driven, education-oriented, weekly farmers market that supports local economic development & community wellness. Our market will be located within the historic Hancock Corridor neighborhood, and open each Saturday April-December from 9am-1pm.

Our Market Manager is currently seeking a Music and Talent Outreach Intern to help with recruitment of local musical talent to perform at our weekly market and increase community engagement.

Responsibilities

  • Represent Athens Land Trust and the Farmers Market at various community events and attend community outreach events each month to share information about the market.
  • Recruit musicians in the community to perform at Saturday markets during the 2020 season, and at affiliated Athens Land Trust events
  • Recruit talent (spoken word artist, painters, dancers, etc) in the community to perform at the market during and affiliated events in 2020
  • Develop creative correspondence pitch for reaching out to potential talent
  • Work with a team to develop creative marketing flyers for musicians  talent
  • Create and maintain physical documentation of outreach to various musicians and talent and contribute to reporting and data collection via Google docs
  • Book talent and create a calendar of events with live performances.

Basic Qualifications

An ideal candidate is:

  • Living in Athens for the summer and fall 2020 semester.

  • Passionate about finding new music and talent

  • (Has) reliable and consistent transportation

  • Able to work on a team for certain projects

  • Willing and able to learn quickly.

  • Reasonably fit and able to lift 50lbs regularly.

  • A proficient communicator with a keen sense of humor.

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office software

  • Social Media proficient

  • Energetic, and able to work on community outreach autonomously 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge of the music industry

  • Basic knowledge of event planning

  • Understanding of social media marketing and outreach

  • Experience with marketing and music management (not required)

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 project that don’t require your presence on site.

  • You will turn in a timesheet at the conclusion of each week, detailing what tasks you worked on and accomplished during that week. These will be due each Sunday evening at midnight.

If you are interested in applying for this position email Morgan Watson- morgan@athenslandtrust.org. Please include a brief bio and why you think you would be a great candidate.

Community Garden Leadership Intern

Athens Land Trust is looking for a people person who loves being in the garden! Two major tenants of the Athens Land Trust are education and food access, and we want to build a small team of interns to help us with that mission within our Community Garden Network (CGN). Each intern will be responsible for assisting the CGN Coordinator with with 3-4 designated garden sites, encouraging the community to engage with the gardens both on site, and through promotional outreach. 

Applicants can expect to:

  • build comfortable working relationships with Community Gardeners and the Athens Land Trust Community Agriculture team
  • 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 in the garden

An ideal candidate is:

  • Living in Athens for the Spring and/or Summer of 2020 semesters.
  • Interested in food security or gardening
  • Community oriented; flexible and cognizant of specific needs of each community and program
  • Passionate about helping others
  • (Has) reliable and consistent transportation
  • Able to work on a team for certain projects
  • Willing and able to learn quickly.
  • Reasonably fit and able to lift 50lbs regularly.
  • Strong verbal communication and networking skills both face to face. and via social media
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office software and social media
  • Energetic, and able to work on community outreach autonomously 
  • Available for a minimum of 10 hrs/week

If you are interested in applying for this position, email Morgan Watson- morgan@athenslandtrust.org. Please includ a brief bio, and why you think you would be a great candidate.