Duration: 11-weeks (May-August)

Application Due February 7, 2022

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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 25 - August 9, 2022 preferred)
  • Fundraise $750 to contribute to SAF's work


  • $4250 stipend (based on May 30 - August 7, 2022, 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



  • 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 8Application opens
  • February 7Application deadline
  • February 16 - 25Applicant interviews
  • March 17Applicants notified of selection
  • May 25First day of work (preferred)
  • May 29 - June 3Orientation Retreat
  • July 1 - 3Mid Retreat
  • August 6 - 7Final Retreat
  • August 9Last day of work (preferred)


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Working alongside SAF staff and my fellow interns, I’ve been able to build up our mission of aiding farmworker justice and creating awareness within the community. This summer has shown me the power of community organizing and the change that can come out of persistent efforts.

Sergio Orozco2021 SAF Program Assistant