Internship Program Overview

 

What Global Growers Offers

  • Class credit or cooperation with university sponsored programs
  • Fresh food share (exact amount and items are dependent on harvest and season)
  • Invitations to community events, meetings, and opportunities for networking

Global Growers Orientation

  • Background and vision of Global Growers
  • Overview of the local food movement in local and national contexts
  • Introduction to Clarkston, GA and the refugee resettlement process

Internship Structure

  • Weekly check-in meetings with supervisor for support, guidance, and professional development
  • Workdays at production sites: Learn what is happening on the ground
  • Mid-point check-in: Updates from each division (Marketing, Production, Research & Development)

Requirements

Our hands-on internships require independent and group work in multiple locations including our growing sites in Decatur, Clarkston, and Stone Mountain. The time commitment is at least 12 hours a week.  Demonstrated skills as a reliable self-starter are required.  Multi-cultural, international experience and fluency in Kirundi, Swahili, or other local refugee languages is a plus. 

Ideal candidates have:

  • A commitment to community development
  • A serious interest in the local foods movement
  • Energetic and self-motivated work habits
  • A mind for efficiency, innovation, and inquiry
  • Open and positive communication skills
  • The willingness to learn no matter how much you already know