Internships

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

  • Farm Business Support Intern
  • Digital Communications Intern
  • Williams Farm Intern
  • West Broad Market Garden Intern

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 ~ 10 hrs/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.

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

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 written, oral, and visual media communication skills
  • 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. Scheduling and hours for this position are flexible, and we are happy to work around your class and work schedules. Outside of weekly meetings with your supervisor you will be free to create your own schedule and perform remote work.

If you are interested in applying for this position please email Kai Wilmsen, kai@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 in applying for this position email Yarrow Konining, yarrow@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 Yarrow Koning, yarrow@athenslandtrust.org. Please include a brief bio and why you think you would be a great candidate.