Join our team of amazing interns working on the front lines of the local food movement! ASAP Interns are helping to establish healthier communities and stronger local farms through assisting with farm to school programs, local food and farm promotions, events, photography, research, and much more! If you are excited about developing your skill sets with an organization committed to growing a thriving local food movement, then contact us today! Learn about our seasonal, part-time internships, or contact us with your ideas.
To apply for a internship with ASAP:
Email your resume, a cover letter, and two references or letters of recommendation to [email protected]. Please note which internship(s) you are applying for. You may apply for more than one position. We accept new applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. All internships with ASAP are unpaid but can be applied towards academic credit.
2018 ASAP Internships:
- Healthy Eating in Practice Conference Intern (summer)
- Photography Intern (summer, fall)
- Communications Intern (summer, fall)
- Local Food Promotions Intern (summer, fall)
Healthy Eating in Practice Conference Intern
20 hours weekly, May through August (with additional hours over conference dates)
The Conference Intern will assist ASAP in planning and producing Healthy Eating in Practice, a national conference for practitioners, researchers, and influencers to empower the practice of healthcare to support healthy eating. Responsibilities will include supporting the registration process; logistical coordination with venue, catering, and AV partners; updating the conference website; editing print materials; and serving as a point person over the conference dates. This internship is best suited for someone with event experience who is interested in local food and its connection to health.
- Availability to work the conference dates, August 26-29, 2018
- High attention to detail
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to think quickly and solve problems
- Computer proficient, particularly with Google Suite and WordPress
- Experience in event coordination is a plus, but not required
To apply for this internship, send a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation to Sarah Hart, Program Coordinator at [email protected], by April 1, 2018.
Photography Intern (flexible start date)
8-12 hours weekly, summer and fall positions open
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. ASAP maintains an extensive digital photographic library of farmers, tailgate markets, and events. We often use portrait, event, and artistic photography for brochures, websites, and displays. This internship is an excellent opportunity to practice your craft and hone your skills. The photography intern will have the opportunity to build a portfolio of farm related images, gain experience with scheduling and executing photography assignments, and play a part in changing the local food system. He or she may also have the opportunity to work on or suggest special projects, as well as exhibit images.
- 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.
10-12 hours weekly, summer and fall positions open
The Communications intern will work with ASAP’s events and communications team to lead and assist with a wide variety of media projects. Potential activities include attending and documenting farmers tailgate markets and ASAP or community events; photo and video production and editing; producing and editing press releases, blogs, and other written material; leading social media projects; and assisting with website management, data entry, and media archiving. Interns are able to tailor their internship to their specific interests and talents in the area of communications.
- 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
10-12 hours weekly, summer and fall openings
The Local Food Promotions intern will support the operations of ASAP’s Local Food Campaign, our department responsible for managing our Appalachian Grown Branding and Certification program, conducting local food promotions, operating the Asheville City Market , and conducting summer events including our Farm Tour and Local Food Experience. Interns must have the ability to work some Saturdays.
Intern activities may be associated with the following program areas:
- Appalachian Grown certification and branding program including outreach to farms and businesses, management of new certifications, product inventories, material distribution, and communications. Learn more about the Appalachian Grown program.
- Asheville City Farmers Market – assisting with general market operations, special events, and promotions. Great for individuals interested in learning how farmer’s markets operate. Learn more about Asheville City Market.
- ASAP’s Farm Tour – assisting with ASAP’s biggest event of the year for connecting the public with local farms in Western North Carolina over one weekend. Activities will include communications, outreach, material distribution, support at agritourism/farmers trainings, weekend of support, evaluation, and more. Learn more about ASAP’s Farm Tour.
- Additional responsibilities may include research and administrative tasks, tabling at community events and farmer’s markets, assisting with ASAP’s Local Food Experience fundraiser, supporting initiatives at regional farmer’s markets, and assisting with general ASAP operations.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Detail oriented and organized
- Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Drive
- Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
- Preferred office or administrative experience
- Interest in local food and agriculture
- Photography skills a plus
Local Food Research Center Intern
We do not have current research openings available. Contact us for more information about getting involved with our Local Food Research Center.