Internships

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

  • Williams Farm Intern
  • West Broad Garden Intern
  • Farm Business Support Intern

 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. We grow a variety of vegetables, medicinal and culinary herbs, and flowers for our weekly farmers markets, CSA program, and for donations to local food banks and soup kitchens.

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.

The Williams Farm project has a three-part mission:

  • Grow and market affordable food products to the residents and businesses in the community, utilizing organic and sustainable production methods and generating self-sustaining income
  • Serve as a model whereby the community will be able to learn about the importance of sustainable farming, healthy diets, and the value of smart and equitable land use
  • Provide employment and skill-building opportunities to at-risk youth and low-income people, while contributing to the local economy

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 have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of farm work, including: planting, harvesting, post-harvest processing, pest & weed management, irrigation, and soil preparation.

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 4 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.  

West Broad Garden Internship

We are looking for 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 Austin “Tex” Bagley, austinb@athenslandtrust.org. Please include a brief bio and why you think you would be a great candidate.

Farm Business Support Internship

Athens Land Trust’s Community Agriculture Program is looking for motivated, hard-working, and driven individuals to assist our efforts to develop farm businesses by providing 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) CertificationsFood 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!

If you are interested applying for this position email Austin “Tex” Bagley, austinb@athenslandtrust.org. Please include a brief bio and why you think you would be a great candidate.