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ASAP runs an extensive internship program throughout the year, accepting more than 15 interns into our organization annually. Our internship terms are in the fall (late August-December), spring (January-May), and summer (June-August), with seasonal opportunities associated with our major events and publications. Interns are a vital part of the ASAP team. We offer unpaid internships with the following departments: Local Food Campaign, Growing Minds Farm to School Program, Local Food Research Center, Communications, and Operations. Fall interns will work with us from late August-early December unless noted otherwise.

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.  The application deadline for Fall 2014 Internships is Friday, July 25, 2014.

Fall 2014 Internship Opportunities

 

Local Food Campaign Internship
10-14 hours weekly
The Local Food Campaign intern will support operations of the Appalachian Grown certification and branding program, the Local Food Guide, and the Get Local campaign. Activities will include research and administrative activities, preparing/assembling materials, making phone calls, and outreach events and farm visits. The Local Food Campaign intern will gain knowledge in local food branding and promotion. Some weekends may be required. Qualifications required:

  • Interest in promoting local food
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Drive
  • Valid driver’s license and transportation
  • Photography skills a plus

Growing Minds Internship
12-20 hours weekly
The Growing Minds intern will assist in ASAP’s Farm to School program. Specific activities include lesson plan and resource development, data collection/entry and other office work, and Farm to School program outreach. The intern will assist with preparations for the Farm to School Institute and other Farm to School events. We will conduct a background check on the Growing Minds intern. 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

Communications Internship
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

 

Spring 2015 Opportunities

Planning for next year? ASAP will be hiring Spring 2015 Interns (Jan 12 – May 22) for the following positions: Local Food Campaign, Growing Minds Farm to School, Communications, Photography, and Operations. Check back in August for full descriptions of our intern opportunities or contact us at internships@nullasapconnections.org for more information.

 

Seasonal Internship Opportunities

Applications for our seasonal positions are accepted on a rolling basis. Contact us at internships@nullasapconnections.org for more information.

Graphic Design and Production Internship 15 – 18 hours weekly The Graphic Design and Production intern will assist with production of materials for the Local Food Campaign, Farm to School and general organization design and production for print and web. Projects include production of materials for ASAP’s Farm Tour and other events, design and production of materials for ASAP’s Get Local campaign, production of program brochures and Farm to School materials, 2014 calendar and other projects. Qualifications Required:

  • InDesign production skills
  • Photoshop retouching skills
  • Precision and attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Photography skills a plus

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