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Join the ASAP intern team! 

Interested in learning more about the inner workings of the local food movement? Get involved today with one of the premier organizations in our region supporting local farmers and helping to build a stronger local food system. Whether you’re an aspiring journalist, educator, photographer, or local food advocate, an internship with ASAP is your opportunity to grow your skills and contribute towards building stronger farms and healthier communities.  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, farmers market support, photography, and more. 

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 accept new applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. All ASAP internships are unpaid but can be applied towards academic credit.

For more information contact us at and scroll down to see our current openings. We can’t wait to hear from you!

2017 Spring  and Summer Internships  ACM_Tomato Festival_Voting (1)

  • Photography Intern
  • Communications Intern
  • Local Food Promotions Intern


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. ASAP maintains an extensive digital photographic library of farmers, tailgate markets, and events. We often utilize portrait, event, iconic and artistic photography for brochures, websites, and display. This is not a teaching internship, but an opportunity to practice your craft and hone your skills.  A photography intern will have the opportunity to:
build a portfolio of farm related images, gain experience with scheduling and executing photography assignments, gain experience with establishing rapport with subjects, and play a part in changing the local food system. A photography intern may have the opportunity to: work on a special project, suggest a special project, and display images in an exhibition.

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 (May-August, 2017)
9-12 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  (May-August 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.  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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