Duration: 11-weeks (May-August)

Application Due February 7, 2024

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To qualify for a Program Assistant position, applicants must:

  • Have participated in SAF’s Into the Fields Internship or Fellowship Program (any year)
  • Speak conversational Spanish (intermediate level or above)
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Have mentoring/leadership experience
  • Be able to multi-task and respond to crises in a timely manner
  • Be able to participate in the entire program (May 24 - August 9, 2023 preferred)
  • Fundraise $750 to contribute to SAF's work


  • $4750 stipend (based on May 29 - August 14, 2024), additional stipend will be pro-rated if you can come early or stay longer)
  • Rent-free housing
  • Room and board at 3 trainings
  • Mentorship
  • Out-of-state students from farmworker families receive support securing paid travel to North Carolina
  • End-of-program scholarship for students from farmworker families



  • Attend Sponsor trainings before the program begins (optional)
  • Help coordinate and implement week-long orientation and 2 weekend retreats
  • Educate participants about farmworker issues or present other workshops during retreats
  • Conduct 7-8 site visits, mentor, and communicate with participants on an ongoing basis
  • Support interns’ documentary or theater groups by coordinating workshops with farmworkers
  • Keep track of interns’ work including workplans, weekly surveys, and guided blogs
  • Complete basic office duties such as data entry, copying, and filing
  • Conduct a community presentation about farmworkers
  • Create a memory book for participants
  • Help plan the End of Summer Celebration
  • Attend staff and board meetings
  • Assist in general fundraising efforts as needed
  • Maintain a professional relationship with program participants

Important dates
  • October 16Application opens
  • February 7Application deadline
  • February 19 - March 4Applicant interviews
  • March 25Applicants notified of selection
  • May 29-31First day of work/PA Orientation
  • June 3 - 7 Orientation Retreat
  • July 5-6Mid Retreat
  • August 9-10Final Retreat
  • August 14Last day of work (preferred)


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SAF has made me a strong independent leader. I have also been able to improve my public speaking skills through presentations and leading workshops for retreats...I have also been able to make an impact in the farmworker community through the theater project.

Marithza Mondragon2023 ITF Program Assistant