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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 10 hours a week.  Demonstrated skills as a reliable self-starter are required.  Multicultural, international experience and proficiency 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
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Farm Operations Internship


 

 

 

 

Farm Operations Internship


 

 

 

 

Farm Operations Internship

Learn about and practice organic agriculture and farm management from seed to field to harvest to market.

The Farm Production internship will support farm operations at Global Growers' farm sites in Stone Mountain and Decatur. 

We offer college credit for interns, although this opportunity is available to non-students as well.

Responsibilities May Include:

Assist with farm maintenance, planting, harvesting, and record-keeping

Support produce harvesting and packing

Work alongside international farmers to learn and implement principles of organic farming at our grow sites throughout Atlanta different production sites

Coordinate activities during volunteer workdays

Assist with planning, organizing, and hosting Global Growers’ farm events

Requirements

Ability to lift 30 lbs

Provide own transportation (access to public transportation may be limited at some of our farms and gardens)

Enjoy manual work and being outdoors

Schedule

A minimum of 10 hours per week Tuesday – Saturday, 8am-5pm

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Sales & Markets Internship


 

 

 

 

Sales & Markets Internship


 

 

 

 

Sales and Market Internship

Learn about CSA and farmers market management, organizational communication strategies, and event planning.

The Sales and Market internship will support the Global Growers Market team with a focus on farmers markets, community supported agriculture (CSA), restaurants, e-newsletters, social media, community outreach, and public relations.  We host two marketing and communications interns per season.

Responsibilities

Help with set-up, sales and record-keeping at our market outlets (I.e. farmers markets, CSA and restaurant distribution)

Coordinate inventory and storage to support market operations, including logging, sorting and prepping vegetables for market

Develop media strategies, including e-newsletters, website content, and social media outlets

Assist with planning, organizing and hosting Global Growers’ events

Requirements

Must be able to lift 30 lbs and provide own transportation

Strong communication and writing abilities

Adept with learning and using web-based applications for basic website maintenance and database management

Basic graphics skills are useful

Schedule

A minimum of 10 hours per week Tuesday - Saturday


 

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Community Development Internship


 

 

 

 

Community Development Internship


 

 

 

 

Community Development Internship

Learn about and engage in the broad and dynamic work of community development in the Greater Clarkston area

The Community Development Internship will support Global Growers' Community Development program in Greater Clarkston. It will include support of community development work and community garden management.

We offer college credit for our interns, although this opportunity is available to non-students as well.

Responsibilities

Support of community garden management including agriculture production, site development (including raised bed production), and site management

Support of community garden grower management including communication and meeting coordination

Administrative support of collaborative community development work

Requirements

Ability to lift 30 lbs

Provide own transportation (access to public transportation may be limited at some of our farms and gardens)

Enjoy manual work and being outdoors

Schedule

Minimum of 10 hours per week Tuesday - Saturday

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Development and Communications Internship


Development and Communications Internship


Development and Communications Internship

The Development & Communications intern will support outreach efforts that raise the profile of Global Growers and increase the community engagement aspect of our mission. The intern will also assist in fundraising efforts to invite community members to support our work through volunteerism, donations, special events, and charitable giving.

Responsibilities

  • Update and maintain all web presence activities, including website (Squarespace), social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Create a Social Media Strategy, with a strong focus on content creation
  • Assist in planning, writing and managing quarterly eNewsletter
  • Update and create compelling narratives about GG partner farmers, the community gardens and commercial farm sites, volunteers and partner organizations
  • Write, edit and publish press releases to support fundraising efforts
  • Identify current and emerging fundraising tools and techniques that will help to create a continuous online revenue stream supporting Global Growers programs
  • Maintain donor and grant databases
  • Contribute to general donor stewardship by generating and sending donor gift acknowledgements and drafting correspondence
  • Research potential funding sources (foundations, corporations, individuals, public sources)
  • Assist in researching and writing grants

Requirements

You know what you are doing
You have strong written and verbal communications skills, a keen interest in storytelling, and you are comfortable using web-based applications for basic website maintenance and database management. Basic graphics skills are useful and an interest in sustainable agriculture is a key.

You're independent and self-motivated
You can handle a wide-variety of tasks without constant supervision. You relish the chance to own your projects – you're confident and capable. You’re reliable.

Your attention to detail is impeccable  
You are extremely organized with a high degree of motivation and a commitment to excellence.


Schedule

While much of the Internship activities can be completed remotely, the intern must set a mutually agreed-upon weekly work schedule and physically attend bi-weekly meetings in the Stone Mountain/Atlanta area. The intern reports to the Development and Communications Manager.


Compensation

This is an unpaid internship - but is an exceptional opportunity to gain experience at a non-profit with an ambitious mission. We will gladly work with your institution to give you academic credit for your experience. 

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Internship Application


 

 

 

 

Internship Application


 

 

 

 

Internship Application

Section 1: Personal Information
Name *
Name
Which internship are you applying for? *
Are you currently attending university? *
Are you or your family currently receiving or eligible to receive SNAP benefits (food stamps)? *
Section 2: Short Answer
Please respond to the following questions. When complete, the Short Answer section should not exceed three pages of text.
Minimum 12 hours per week
Religious holidays, school commitments, work, etc.
What are some of your hobbies, interests, long-term goals, etc.? This is an opportunity to tell us whatever you think we should know.