What: 10-week Into the Fields Summer Internship
When: June 3 – August 11, 2013, application deadline: February 4
Who: SAF has 20-years experience providing opportunities for students and farmworkers to learn about each other’s lives, share resources and skills and build diverse coalitions working for social change. SAF interns & fellows come from diverse backgrounds and about half are from farmworker families. In addition to working full-time with a farmworker agency, program participants can perform in our Theater Group or complete a Documentary Project with farmworkers using photography and audio recordings. Participants also organize community awareness projects and community health projects.
Qualified applicants are current college students or recent graduates (within 1 year) and must speak high-intermediate to advanced Spanish. SAF preferences students from the Southeast and students from farmworker families- especially those involved in the CAMP program. SAF also preferences applicants who will have use of a vehicle for the duration of the program.
Spend your summer meeting and supporting the people who plant, harvest and produce the food you eat everyday! Through Into the Fields you will support and organize farmworkers, get trained on the issues surrounding their lives and the broader context of the agricultural industry. SAF places approximately 25 college students to work with organizations in the Southeast (NC, SC, TN, VA) that serve, organize or advocate for farmworker justice including migrant health clinics, legal aid, community-based organizations and Migrant Education programs. Visit the SAF website for more information
Benefits: $1350 total per diem, $1500 scholarship upon completion, free furnished housing, free room and board at 3 trainings, mentorship and academic credit available. Students from farmworker families receive paid travel to North Carolina.
Apply online here!