Internships

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

  • Digital Communications Intern
  • Nutritional Education Intern
  • Farm Business Support Intern
  • Outreach and Planning Intern
  • Music and Talent Outreach Intern
  • Williams Farm Intern
  • West Broad Market Garden Intern

Digital Communications and Social Media Intern

West Broad Farmers Market is a community-driven, education-oriented, weekly farmers market that supports local economic development & community wellness. WBFM is open each Saturday from 9am-1pm, April – December. The Digital Communications and Social Media Intern will have an integral part in helping WBFM reach new customers, increase vendor sales, and fulfill our mission related to local economic development. They are responsible for managing the social media presence and e-mail newsletter for the West Broad Farmers Market.

Job Duties

E-Mail Marketing

  • Develop content for the weekly WBFM e-newsletter
  • Troubleshoot newsletter design and layout to increase open rates and click rates
  • Prepare reports on social media and e-mail marketing performance

Social Media Management

  • Create and manage posts for WBFM’s Facebook and Instagram
  • Review analytics on social media and adapt content strategy to improve engagement
  • Execute and edit the WBFM Social Media Editorial Calendar

Content Development

  • Create content for social media channels by attending the market
  • Develop marketing and advertising materials

Minimum Qualifications

  • Reliable and consistent transportation
  • Should have a strong interest in Communications, Marketing, Advertising and/or Public Relations
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • A self-starter with good creativity, organization and time management skills
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to inform and entertain via written, oral and visual media
  • Technical knowledge and understanding of social media platforms, metrics, and trends, with relevant experience in marketing, public relations, social and digital media, and photography/video.
  • Able to attend the market anytime from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Knowledge of iOS and/or Android platforms

Experience with social media management and MailChimp is preferred.

Conditions of Internship

This internship is an unpaid, volunteer-based opportunity, on a 10hr/week basis. Your weekly schedule is quite flexible; we will have a scheduled weekly intern meeting in which we will discuss updates, progress, and brainstorm projects and ideas together. Outside of that scheduled hour, you are free to create your own schedule. Although we encourage you to create a consistent schedule, there is flexibility to alter your schedule on a week-to-week basis. Working remotely is completely acceptable, although you will be required to attend some meetings, etc. in the office. 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 Friday at 5 p.m.

If you are interested in applying for this position please email Aja Embry, aja@athenslandtrust.org, your resume and a brief cover letter. 

Nutrition Education Intern

West Broad Farmers Market is a community-driven, education-oriented, weekly farmers market that supports local economic development & community wellness. WBFM is open each Saturday from 9am-1pm, April – December. The Nutrition Education Intern (NEI) will have play an integral role in helping WBFM reach new customers, increase awareness and access to local healthy foods, and fulfill our mission related to community engagement & education.

Specific Internship Goals.

  • Work with local chefs and community members to schedule cooking demos for the farmers market
  • Create recipe cards to hand out during cooking demos
  • Assist the West Broad Farmers Market Coordinator with the planning and implementation of educational workshops

Job Responsibilities

  • Attend market every Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.mto assist with weekly market setup and break down.
  • Post to all social media outlets a minimum of (2) times per week with nutrition education-oriented posts.
  • Document community outreach by drafting correspondence to potential cooking demo participants/partners/chefs.
  • Create a list of 20 potential cooking demo/nutrition educations sites
  • Maintain good relations with all ALT/WBFM partners

Basic Qualifications

  • 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
  • Able to lift 25lbs regularly
  • 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. Your weekly schedule is quite flexible; we will have a scheduled weekly intern meeting in which we will discuss updates, progress, and brainstorm projects and ideas together. Outside of that scheduled hour, you are free to create your own schedule. Although we encourage you to create a consistent schedule, there is flexibility to alter your schedule on a week-to-week basis. Working remotely is completely acceptable, although you will be required to attend some meetings, etc. in the office. 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 Friday evening at 5 p.m.

If you are interested in applying for this position please email Aja Embry, aja@athenslandtrust.org, your resume and a brief cover letter. 

Farm Business Support Intern

Athens Land Trust’s Community Agriculture Program is looking for motivated, hard-working, and driven individuals to assist our Farm Business Development Coordinator and Farm Business Manager with their mission to provide 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
    • 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!

To apply please send your resume and brief bio to kai@athenslandtrust.org

Outreach and Planning Intern (Fall 2017)

West Broad Farmers Market is a community-driven, education-oriented, weekly farmers market that supports local economic development & community wellness. WBFM is open each Saturday from 9am-1pm, April – December. The Outreach and Planning Intern (OPI) will have an integral part in helping WBFM reach new customers, increase vendor sales, and fulfill our mission related to community engagement & education.

Specific Internship Goals

  • Conduct outreach on behalf of WBFM, with emphasis on community-focused outreach
  • Act as a Community Ambassador on behalf of the market; appropriately communicate the mission, values, and goals of WBFM to the greater community
  • Assist in administering surveys to help WBFM collect feedback for grant reporting purposes
  • Reach out to local businesses in the Athens Area and create a potential sponsorship list of 75 businesses

Job Responsibilities

  • Help plan activities for the market, such as kids’ activities, informational booth sign-up, and more.
  • Document community outreach by drafting correspondence to potential partners.
  • Attend a minimum of (2) community outreach events per month to share information about WBFM. 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.
  • Be a happy, smiling, and knowledgeable face at the WBFM Welcome Tent on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. During the market, OPI will greet first-time visitors and direct them to the WBFM Welcome Tent, which will be staffed by an additional intern and/or market staff. Intern will orient people to the layout of the market, explain available payment options, communicate special events, sign up visitors as market customers, and generally ensure that their visit is as enjoyable as possible.
  • Assist Market Manager with various projects for the WBFM 2017 season.

Basic Qualifications

  • 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. Your weekly schedule is quite flexible; we will have a scheduled weekly intern meeting in which we will discuss updates, progress, and brainstorm projects and ideas together. Outside of that scheduled hour, you are free to create your own schedule. Although we encourage you to create a consistent schedule, there is flexibility to alter your schedule on a week-to-week basis. Working remotely is completely acceptable, although you will be required to attend some meetings, etc. in the office. 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 Friday evening at 5 p.m.

If you are interested in applying for this position please email Aja Embry, aja@athenslandtrust.org, your resume and a brief cover letter.

 


Music and Talent Outreach Intern (Fall 2017)

West Broad Farmers Market is a community-driven, education-oriented, weekly farmers market that supports local economic development & community wellness. WBFM is open each Saturday from 9am-1pm, April – December. The WBFM is seeking a Music and Talent Outreach Intern (MTI). They will have an integral part in helping WBFM find and recruit musical talent in Athens to perform at our weekly market and fulfill our mission related to community engagement.

Job Responsibilities

  • Recruit talent (musicians, spoken word artist, painters, dancers, etc) in the community to perform at the West Broad Farmers Market during 2017 season and affiliated events.
  • Develop creative correspondence pitch for reaching out to potential musicians and talent
  • Work with WBFM team to develop creative marketing flyers for musicians talent
  • Maintain physical documentation of outreach to various musicians and talent and contribute to reporting and data collection via excel or Google docs
  • Book talent and create calendar of events with various musicians and talent

Basic Qualifications

  • Passion for finding new music and talent
  • 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
  • Proficient computer skills (Word, Excel Outlook)
  • Working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube
  • Self-motivated and high-energy

Smoking, drug use, and alcohol consumption are prohibited. A valid driver’s license is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge of the music industry
  • Basic knowledge of event planning
  • Understanding of social media marketing
  • Experience with marketing and music management (not required)

Conditions of Internship

This internship is an unpaid, volunteer-based opportunity, on a 10hr/week basis. Your weekly schedule is quite flexible; we will have a scheduled weekly intern meeting in which we will discuss updates, progress, and brainstorm projects and ideas together. Outside of that scheduled hour, you are free to create your own schedule. Although we encourage you to create a consistent schedule, there is flexibility to alter your schedule on a week-to-week basis. Working remotely is completely acceptable, although you will be required to attend some meetings, etc. in the office. 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 Friday evening at 5 p.m.

If you are interested in applying for this position please email Aja Embry, aja@athenslandtrust.org, your resume and a brief cover letter.


Williams Farm Intern

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, 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 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 Intern

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 Decton Hylton, decton@athenslandtrust.org. Please include a brief bio and why you think you would be a great candidate.