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ASAP runs an extensive internship program throughout the year.  Interns are a vital part of the ASAP team and directly contribute to our mission to support local farms and strengthen our local food system.  We currently offer unpaid internships in the fall, spring, and summer.

Spring Internship Openings: (now accepting applications)

  • Asheville City Market Intern
  • Local Food Guide Intern
  • Communications Intern

Summer Internship Openings: (applications will be reviewed after February 15)

  • Growing Minds @ Market Intern
  • Operations Intern
  • Photography Intern
  • Communications Intern
  • Market and Promotions Intern

Fall Internships: (will be posted in April)

  • Growing Minds Farm to School Intern
  • Operations Intern
  • Communications Intern
  • Market and Promotions Intern
  • Local Food Research Center Intern

To apply:

Email your resume, a cover letter, and two references or letters of recommendation to internships@nullasapconnections.org. Please note which internship(s) you are applying for. You may apply for more than one position.  We will begin reviewing summer applications after February 15. We will notify you within 2 weeks of receipt of application whether we will be conducting a follow up interview.  We do not have a formal deadline. We will accept new applications until a position has been filled. Filled positions will be indicated below.

Spring 2015 Internships:

Local Food Guide Intern (February-April)
12-14 hours weekly
The Local Food Guide intern will work with ASAP’s Local Food Campaign Director and Art Coordinator to support the production and distribution of our annual regional publication, the Local Food Guide. Potential activities include editing and formatting guide content, images, and advertisements; conducting renewal phone calls to farms and businesses, and assisting with guide distribution.  Qualifications required:

  • InDesign production skills
  • Photoshop retouching skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Precision and attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Drive
  • Interest in and dedication to promoting local food
  • Valid driver’s license and transportation
  • Photography experience a plus

Asheville City Market Intern (March-flexible end date)
8-10 hours weekly
The Asheville City Market intern will provide operational and promotional support for both the Saturday and Wednesday farmers markets. Responsibilities include assisting with market operations, including set-up, break down, and vendor support; participating in marketing and promotional planning; and engaging customers in promotional activities for the market. Requires regular Saturday schedule.  Qualifications required:

  • Enthusiasm for customer engagement
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; creative communicator
  • Detail oriented and routine ready, including early mornings
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

 Communications Intern – start and end dates flexible - offered in summer and fall!
12-20 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

Summer Internships:

Photography Intern (April-October)
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
    *Applicants are asked to submit photography samples with their application.

Growing Minds @ Market Intern (Late May-August)
10-15 hours weekly
The Growing Minds @ Market (GM@M) intern will be responsible for running the GM@M farmers market childrens activity series Saturday mornings at the Asheville City Market. Responsibilities include preparing and leading local food and farm activities at the market, community partner outreach, and supporting Growing Minds work in the office. We will conduct a background check on the GM@M intern. Qualifications Required:

  • Experience working with childrenkale taste test mills river (4)
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and google drive
  • Photography experience and/or craft experience a plus
  • Valid driver’s license and transportation
  • Availability on Saturday mornings June-August

Operations Intern (Late May-August)
8-10 hours weekly
The Operations intern will work with ASAP’s operations team comprised of the Administrative Director, Finance Manager, and Operations Coordinator to support various projects. This intern will assist with tasks involving financial and grants management, data management, searching and gathering information related to non-profit compliance practices, and other administrative projects. The Operations intern will gain great experience in the day to day inner workings of a nonprofit organization.  Qualifications required:

  • Business or nonprofit management major preferred.
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Drive

Market and Promotions Intern (March – June) (May – August) *start and end dates are flexible
10-20 hours weekly
The Market and Promotions intern will support the operations of ASAP’s Asheville City Market and Local Food Campaign. The intern will provide operational support for both the Saturday and Wednesday farmers markets including assisting with market set-up, breakdown; participating in marketing and promotional planning; and engaging customers in fun, promotional activities. The market and promotions intern will also support ASAP’s Appalachian Grown certification program, Get Local Initiative (a program that highlights area restaurants that purchase from local farms), and general farmer outreach. Responsibilities will include research and administrative activities, data entry, tabling at ASAP and community events, preparing/assembling farmer and program materials, event support (Farm Tour, conferences, fairs). 2-3 Saturdays/month will be required. Qualifications required:

  • Able to work 2-3 Saturday mornings/month
  • 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

Local Food Research Center Intern – not accepting positions for summer, check back for fall 2015
8-10 hours weekly
The primary role of the research intern is to assist in the day-to-day implementation and operation of research conducted by ASAP. The intern will specifically help the organization conduct food systems research, analyze survey data, and write summary reports, which will be used to further the development of local food initiatives in other regions of the country. All research involves a good deal of administrative work (e.g. data entry, data cleaning, generation of reports) and thus the research intern should be able to successfully manage details and paperwork. Qualifications required:

  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Experience with quantitative research methods
  • Working knowledge of spreadsheets
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

 Coming soon…Farm Tour Intern (June-October)

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