Duration: 12-week (June-August)

Application Due February 4, 2021

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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 13, 2021 preferred)
  • Fundraise $750 to contribute to SAF's work


  • $1600 stipend (based on May 31-August 8, additional stipend will be pro-rated if you can come early or stay longer)
  • $1700 scholarship upon completion
  • Rent-free housing
  • Room and board at 3 trainings
  • Mentorship
  • Out-of-state students from farmworker families receive paid travel to North Carolina



  • 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, filing, and answering telephones
  • 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
  • February 4Application deadline
  • February 15 - 24Applicant interviews
  • March 12Applicants notified of selection
  • May 24First day of work (preferred)
  • May 31 - June 4Orientation Retreat
  • July 8 - 9Mid Retreat
  • August 7 - 8Final Retreat
  • August 13Last day of work (preferred)


account_circleRamón Zepeda




My participation as Program Assistant for SAF made me a better leader. It continued to emphasize that a great leader comes from how you handle tough situations and how you guide a group of people rather than how you can order a group of people around. Leaders learn and adapt...

Librado Mendoza Sosa2020 SAF Program Assistant