Location: Saratoga Springs, NY

American Farmland Trust is the only national organization that takes a holistic approach to agriculture, focusing on the land itself, the agricultural practices used on that land, and the farmers and ranchers who do the work. AFT launched the conservation agriculture movement and continues to raise public awareness through our No Farms, No Food message. Since our founding in 1980, AFT has helped permanently protect over 6.5 million acres of agricultural lands, advanced environmentally sound farming practices on millions of additional acres, and supported thousands of farm families. Long a pioneering leader, AFT is now riding a new wave of growth, driven by agriculture’s most pressing needs and opportunities. 

The New York Intern will be assisting staff in American Farmland Trust’s New York State Office based in Saratoga Springs.  Primary activities will include aiding with completion of a survey and one on one interviews of New York Grown food purchasing by K-12 Schools in New York State and summarizing survey findings. This survey will assist in the evaluation of state Farm to School programs, including the new incentive to help K-12 schools buy more New York grown food.

Requirements

This position will be paid a stipend with an expectation that the New York Intern will work approximately 150 hours between May and August 2019.  Preference will be given to graduate students with a background in agriculture, conservation, or local food economies, but strong undergraduate candidates will also be considered.

If interested in the above internship, please apply via this link. Please email any questions to Tammey Holtby at newyork@farmland.org.

American Farmland Trust provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Farmland Trust complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.