Are you passionate about building community, increasing food access, or growing and selling fresh produce? Do you love people, working cross-culturally, and getting your hands dirty? The Good Samaritan Urban Farm, an initiative of the Good Samaritan Health Center, is an Atlanta-based 1-acre farm growing fresh produce, year-round, for individuals who do not have access to healthy, affordable, locally-grown food. We are entering our fourth year of production and are opening a daily farmerâ€™s market on the Westside of the city to consistently provide fresh food to our patients and surrounding community members.
The Good Samaritan Health Center is a Christian Non-Profit providing quality healthcare to those in need. The work environment is positive, community-oriented, and patient-focused. The Farm Team, specifically, is small, strategic, and pretty laidback. As an intern, youâ€™ll function as a full part of the Urban Farm and Market Team, learning about farming and strategic community building. You will also have specific projects to work on that will both challenge you and help us grow.Â Â
Our ideal candidate is enthusiastic about the possibilities of the local food movement, positive, flexible, and enjoys working with different kinds of people. Familiarity with Atlanta neighborhoods and/or speaking Spanish is a plus! We are also looking for someone who is a mature believer in Jesus Christ and is interested in being mentored and growing spiritually over the course of this internship.
What You Will Learn:
- How to farm and grow fresh food in Atlanta, GA
- How to market and sell locally-grown produce to our target communities
- How to track patient encounters and community member encounters through our Farm and Market
- How to build momentum about the Farm and Market within the Good Sam Health Center organization
- The ins and outs of community partnership building
- The major tenets of Christian Asset-Based Community Development
- How to discover and communicate your unique set of skills, talents, and strengths to those youâ€™re working with
What We Require:
- Flexibility and a willingness to work within all aspects of the Farm and Market operations , from farm labor to assisting with the Farmerâ€™s Market
- An ability to lift at least 25 lbs.
- That you have a car with a valid driverâ€™s license
- That you are outgoing and comfortable taking initiative in networking and relationship-building situations
- An interest in community development, non-profit management, and/or the local food movement
We seriously value our interns and are committed to making this experience one that strengthens your gifts, builds your local network, and moves you toward your career goals.Â We will go the extra mile to see you grow in your own leadership gifts and abilities. We also look forward to seeing what you bring to the team as we work together to increase food access and bolster positive health outcomes for our community. If you think this opportunity could be a good fit for you, see the details below to apply.
The internship will in early May (based on your schedule) and it will end August 1st. You are expected to work 12-15 hours/week and the position is unpaid.
To apply, submit your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are excited to get to know you!