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Join the ASAP intern team! 

Whether you are looking for a credit-based internship or a way to meaningfully engage in your community, ASAP’s part-time, seasonal internships are a perfect way to gain experience and network with people in your local food movement. We offer a variety of part-time internships in the areas of local food research, farm to school programming,  communications, local food and farm promotions, photography, and more. 

Contact us at for more information and scroll down for details. We accept new applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. All ASAP internships are unpaid.

NOW HIRING: Winter and Spring 2016-2017 Interns 

  • Growing Minds Taste Test Intern
  • Photography Intern
  • Local Food Promotions Intern
  • Communications Intern

To apply: Email your resume, a cover letter, and two references or letters of recommendation to Please note which internship(s) you are applying for. You may apply for more than one position. We have a rolling deadline for applications. Plea

Internship listings include start and end dates but can be flexible in most cases to accommodate academic and work schedules.

Internship Openings:

Growing Taste Test Intern (January-May, 2017)
10-15 hours weekly 
The Growing Minds intern will assist in ASAP’s Farm to School program. Specific activities include assisting with lesson plan and resource development, conducting taste tests at local elementary schools, Farm to School program outreach, and data collection/entry and other office work. Qualifications Required

  • Experience working with children
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Photography experience a plus
  • Valid driver’s license and transportation

Note: a background check will be performed for all Growing Mind Interns

Photography Intern
10-12 hours weekly
The Photography intern will work with ASAP’s communications team to document farms and farmers in Western North Carolina, photograph ASAP events, and assist with photo editing and management of ASAP’s picture database. This is an internship for a photographer to gain experience in the field. Specific outcomes will be expected but no technique instruction will be given. Qualifications required:

  • Advanced student in photography with teacher recommendation or 5 years experience in the field
  • Photoshop retouching skills
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Good organizational and photo management skills
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation for travel within 100 miles of Asheville
  • Interest in and dedication to promoting local food

*Photography applicants are asked to submit photography samples with their application.

Communications Intern (January-May, 2017) (May-August, 2017)
12-15 hours weekly
The Communications intern will work with ASAP’s communications team to lead and assist with a wide variety of media projects. Potential activities include attending and documenting farmers tailgate markets weekly, photo and video production and editing; producing and editing press releases, blogs, and other written material; leading social media projects, assisting with website updates and management, data entry, and media archiving. The opportunity exists for the intern to tailor the experience to their specific interests and talents in the area of communications. Qualifications required:

  • Passionate about field of communications/media
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; creative communicator
  • Highly detail oriented and organized
  • Interest in and dedication to promoting local food
  • Valid driver’s license and transportation
  • Photography and video experience a plus
  • Photoshop and InDesign experience helpful

Local Food Promotions Intern  (January-May 2017) 
10-12 hours weeklyInterns 2
The Local Food Promotions intern will support the operations of ASAP’s Local Food Campaign. Specific activities include facilitating ASAP’s Appalachian Grown certification program, conducting general farmer and business outreach, and providing farmers market support as needed. Additionally, the Local Food Promotions intern will assist in the organization, operation, and promotion of ASAP events including the annual Farm Tour, CSA Fair, and Business of Farming Conference.  The intern may also assist with the production of the 2017 Local Food Guide including making renewal calls to farmers, assisting with data management, and guide content. Responsibilities will include research and administrative activities, data entry, tabling at ASAP and community events, and preparing/assembling farmer and program materials. Qualifications required:

  • Enthusiasm for customer engagement
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; creative communicator
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Drive
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Photography skills a plus



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