Internships

Music and Talent Outreach Intern (Spring 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

  • Represent Athens Land Trust/West Broad Farmers Market at various community events and attend a minimum of (2) community outreach events per month to share information about WBFM
  • Recruit musicians in the community to perform at West Broad Farmers Market during 2017 season and affiliated events
  • Recruit talent (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
  • Maintain consistent communication with West Broad Farmers Market Manager and VISTA market assistant by checking in weekly

Basic Qualifications

  • Live in Athens for the spring and summer 2017 semester
  • 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 Sunday evening at midnight.

Supervisor: Sallay Jabbie

Email: sallay@athenslandtrust.org / Phone: (706) 613-0122

APPLY HERE


Outreach and Planning Intern (Spring 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

  • Reach out to local businesses in the Athens Area and create a potential sponsorship list of 75 businesses
  • Conduct “street-level” 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 creating and administering surveys to help WBFM collect feedback for grant reporting purposes

Job Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Attend market every Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to assist with weekly market setup and break down.
  • Be a happy, smiling, and knowledgeable face at the WBFM Welcome Tent! 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.
  • Post to all social media outlets a minimum of (2) times per week. Create posts focused on target audiences that provide information nutrition education and SNAP benefits.
  • Conduct door-to-door marketing in the Hancock Corridor community.
  • Help plan activities for WBFM 2017 grand opening on April 22, 2017, such as kids’ activities, informational booth sign-up, and more.
  • Document community outreach by drafting correspondence to potential partners.
  • Assist Market Manager and VISTA Market Assistant with various projects for the WBFM 2017 season.

Basic Qualifications

  • Live in Athens for the spring and summer 2017 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
  • Able to lift 50lbs 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

Smoking, drug use, and alcohol consumption are prohibited. A valid driver’s license is 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 Sunday evening at midnight.

Supervisor: Sallay Jabbie

Email: sallay@athenslandtrust.org / Phone: (706) 613-0122

APPLY HERE


Nutrition Education Intern (Spring 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 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

  • Lead nutrition-focused educational workshops for targeted groups and develop new curriculum as needed.
  • Create surveys and collect data from workshops for ALT/ WBFM grant and research opportunities.
  • Reach out to local businesses in the Athens Area to find venues to host nutrition education workshops.
  • Create 5 solid cooking demo partnerships with contracts.
  • Conduct “street-level” outreach on behalf of WBFM, with an 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.

Job Responsibilities

  • Attend a minimum of (2) community outreach events per month to share information about WBFM. These events will be scheduled by you and the Market Manager. The main purpose of these events will be to host nutrition education workshops or cooking demos in the community to increase awareness of seasonal produce and inform the community about the West Broad Market Garden. Some of this outreach should also focus on increasing the number of shoppers utilizing their SNAP benefits at WBFM.
  • Attend market every Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to assist with weekly market setup and break down.
  • Be a happy, smiling, and knowledgeable face at the WBFM! The NEI will host cooking demos or nutrition education workshops at the market.  A tent will be provided which will be staffed by an additional intern and/or market staff. The NEI will conduct an easy and quick cooking demo suitable to our target market audience. The NEI will also create recipe cards for market attendees to take home.
  • 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

  • Live in Athens for the spring and summer 2017 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
  • Able to lift 50lbs 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

Smoking, drug use, and alcohol consumption are prohibited. A valid driver’s license is 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 Sunday evening at midnight.

Supervisor: Sallay Jabbie

Email: sallay@athenslandtrust.org / Phone: (706) 613-0122

APPLY HERE


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 Stephanie Simmons, Stephanie@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 Stephanie Simmons, Stephanie@athenslandtrust.org. Please include a brief bio and why you think you would be a great candidate.


Young Entrepreneurs Program Assistant

We are looking for two aspiring business leaders or educators who are interested in being positive role models for high school students and helping to engage them in social entrepreneurship.

Position Dates: August 29 – December 17; Approximately 10-12 Hours/Week

Qualities:

  • A desire and willingness to work with high school students
  • Ability to network and coordinate with individuals from different organizations and agencies to schedule workshops
  • The capacity to work outdoors for long periods
  • The ability to facilitate discussion about entrepreneurship and social issues
  • Strong organizational & communication skills
  • The ability to assist in classroom management, including behavior/attendance tracking

Responsibilities:

A main component of the Young Urban Farmers (YUF) program is Entrepreneurship Education.  During the 14-week semester, one 1-hour session each week will be devoted to introducing the students to the concepts of entrepreneurship, business planning and financial responsibility.  To accomplish this, we will host local small-business owners as guest speakers, conduct formal lessons on entrepreneurship and facilitate workshops on business planning.  Over the course of the 14-week semester, each student will complete a business plan based on a business he/she plans to start OR one of the YUF enterprises.  The Young Entrepreneurs Program Assistants will play key roles in achieving all of the above goals.  Specific duties will include:

  • Attending workshops: Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 at Athens Community Career Academy (440 Dearing Extension, Athens, GA 30606)
  • Attending Farmers Markets: Saturdays 8-2 West Broad Farmers Market (1573 West Broad Street, Athens, GA 30606)
  • Scheduling guest speakers
  • Attending YUF program meetings
  • Assisting with classroom discussion on topics such as Entrepreneurship, Financial Responsibility, Business Planning and Marketing
  • Assisting students with development of signage and outreach materials
  • Assisting students at the West Broad Farmers Market
  • Assisting with Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
  • Purchasing supplies

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.


YUF Program Farm Assistant

We are looking for two aspiring environmental educators who are interested in being positive role models for high school students and helping to engage them in sustainable urban agriculture.

Position Dates: August 29 – December 17; Approximately 6-10 Hours/Week.

Qualities:

  • A desire and willingness to work with high school students
  • The capacity to work outdoors for long periods
  • The ability to facilitate discussion about sustainable agriculture and food justice
  • Strong organizational & communication skills
  • The ability to assist in behavior management and attendance tracking

Responsibilities:

A main component of the Young Urban Farmers (YUF) program is Sustainable Agriculture Education.  During the 14-week semester, two 2-hour sessions each week will be spent tending to the West Broad Market Garden.  Each Saturday, a 3-hour session is devoted to tending to the Williams Farm.  Through these work sessions, students will learn about and put into use the basic practices of sustainable agriculture.  Furthermore, these work sessions will also help to instill in the students the value of teamwork and effective communication, and help them to develop leadership skills and self-confidence.  The YUF farm assistants will play key roles in achieving all of the above goals.  Specific duties will include:

  • Attending work sessions: Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:45-6:15 at West Broad Market Garden (1573 West Broad Street, Athens, GA 30606); Saturdays 9:45-1:15 at Williams Farm (235 Northside Drive, Athens, GA 30601)
  • Assisting high school students with farm basic tasks: weeding, watering, planting, etc.
  • Attending YUF program meetings
  • Engaging students in positive conversation
  • Assisting with discussions about sustainable agriculture and food justice
  • Assisting with Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
  • Purchasing supplies

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.