Internships

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

West Broad Farmers Market Internships

Digital Marketing & Communications Internship

Athens Land Trust’s West Broad Farmers Market team is looking for a dynamic and highly motivated individual interested in contributing their digital marketing, writing and logistic skills to communicate with wide and diverse audiences about the initiatives of the West Broad Farmers Market in Athens. 
 
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 Office, have familiarity with social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, 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. 
 
Responsibilities: 
  • Assist with the development and implementation of marketing plans for the West Broad Farmers Market such as the weekly drive-through market, occasional in-person markets, the upcoming wholesale market, and the upcoming WBFM Collective program.
  • Gather and create content for the WBFM’s social media channels to advertise to new customers, recruit new vendors, and appropriately communicate the mission, values, and goals of Athens Land Trust’s market to the greater community
  • Review analytics on social media and adapt content strategy to improve engagement
The ideal candidate will:
  • Live in Athens for the Fall 2021 semester
  • Be hard-working, self-motivated, and able to work independently as well as with others
  • Have a willingness to learn, and able to learn quickly
  • Have excellent verbal and oral communication skills
  • Have familiarity with popular social media platforms (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.). Experience with social media/digital marketing is a plus
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with or proficiency in Adobe CC applications is a plus
  • Have a specific interest in farmers markets, the local food movement, and/or nutrition/agricultural education
Scheduling and hours for this position are flexible, and we are happy to work around your class and work schedules. Outside of set project dates, special events, and weekly meetings with your supervisor, you will be free to create your own schedule and perform remote work. 
 
If you are interested in applying, please submit your resume and a brief sales pitch on why you would be a good fit and what you are hoping to gain from this internship to the Marketing and Communication Coordinator, Hannah Johnson, at hannah@athenslandtrust.org.

Market Planning Internship

The Market Planning Intern will have an integral part in helping reach new customers, increase vendor sales, and fulfill our mission related to community engagement & education. 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. We hope to find a market planning intern interested in working with us through the Fall semester, but start and end dates are flexible.
 
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 2021 market season, including the drive-thru market, occasional in-person market events, and other projects as needed
Basic Qualifications
  • Live in Athens for Fall 2021 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
  • Hours for this position are flexible, and we are happy to work around your class and work schedules.
  • 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. This internship will require in-person hours 1-2 Saturdays a month
  • 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 Community Agriculture Director, Cameron Teeter, at cameron@athenslandtrust.org. Please include a brief bio and why you think you would be a great candidate.

Conservation & Community Agriculture Internships

Farm Business and Communications Support Internship

Athens Land Trust’s Community Agriculture and Conservation Programs are looking for motivated, hard-working, and driven individuals to assist our efforts to develop farm businesses by providing vital information to new, beginning, under-served and socially disadvantaged farmers about USDA programs, NRCS programs, Farm Service Agency (FSA) programs, best business practices, financial management, and strategies for creating viable and stable agricultural
enterprises.

Position Type: Internship ~ 10-20hrs/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
  • Social Media experience
    Familiarity with popular social media platforms
    The ability to work with diverse communities

Interns will assist with:

  • Education and outreach
  • Farm-Business Planning and Best Practices
  • Focusing on topics such as 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 flyers and brochures, publishing advertisements in local
    newspapers, reaching out to local radio stations, and any other methods that will help increase workshop attendance.
  • Draft Farmer Outreach Newsletters

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 this position please submit your resume and a brief bio to Mallory O’Steen, Farmland Protection and Outreach Manager at mallory@athenslandtrust.org. For additional information call (706)613-0122.

Williams Farm Internship

Located just two miles from downtown Athens, the Williams Farm is an oasis in the city where Athens Land Trust staff, community members, and volunteers work together to steward the land and provide educational opportunities. The Williams Farm is the host site for the Williams Farm Incubator Program, which provides access to land, training and resources to beginning farmers belonging to groups whose members have historically been subject to racial or ethnic, prejudice. The goal of the program is to help these farmers hone their skills and develop independent sustainable farm businesses.

The Williams Farm is part of Athens Land Trust’s Community Agriculture Program, which is committed to neighborhood revitalization by developing a sustainable local food system in some of Athens’ most food insecure communities, strengthening the local economy and building unity and wellness at the community level.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for individuals who are interested in learning about how to make their community a better place by becoming a part of the local food movement. Applicants should have a willingness to learn, be hardworking, flexible, positive, and possess an interest in sustainable farming.

The Work:

Williams Farm interns will assist the Williams Farm staff in creating and maintaining production space so that incubator program participants will have an opportunity to succeed. This work will include: bed preparation, cover crop sowing & management, irrigation construction & repair, weed management, and management of perennials such as fruit trees & berry bushes.  Interns will also have the opportunity to assist incubator farmers in their farming endeavors.

Ideally, candidates will be able to commit to a two-month term of service.  Start dates, internship duration and weekly hours can be flexible according to the candidate’s schedule and the needs of the farm. Interns are asked to join us for at least 2 hours of farm work each week.

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

To apply for this position, please email Seth Nivens: seth@athenslandtrust.org.  Please include a brief bio and why you think you would be a great candidate.