According to a 2005 survey, 53% of farmworkers are undocumented (without legal authorization), 25% are United States citizens, and 21% are legal permanent residents.
Into the Fields Internship
A life Changing Experience
SAF develops the leadership of college students from diverse backgrounds, giving them the opportunity to work directly with farmworkers in the Southeast. Each year, SAF trains approximately 20 students on farmworker issues, and places them to work full-time with migrant education programs, legal aid offices, rural health clinics, community-based organizations and farmworker unions. SAF interns increase the capacity of the organizations they work with by outreaching to over 5,000 farmworkers & their families each summer.
Application Deadline: February 22, 2016
Apply to be a Program Assistant (SAF alumni only)
“This is a country where everything unsightly is hidden from view, problems are written out of the history books, and conflict is seen as a thing of the past while it continues to exist right in our backyards. I don’t know exactly where I’m going from here, or what my future holds, but this experience has changed the way I perceive the world around me... If there is a path that will make the world a little brighter, then I hope I can take it."
– Caroline LaFave, 2015 SAF Intern