Duration: 11-weeks (May-August)

Application Due February 6, 2023

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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 24 - August 9, 2023, 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 7Application opens
  • February 6Application deadline
  • February 15 - 26Applicant interviews
  • March 20Applicants notified of selection
  • May 24-26First day of work/PA Orientation
  • May 29 - June 2Orientation Retreat
  • July 7-8Mid Retreat
  • August 4- 5Final Retreat
  • August 9Last day of work (preferred)


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I am truly grateful for having the opportunity to come back and experience the logistical side of ITF. I definitely was able to see how much potential I had to be a stronger and more effective leader for others. Being able to interact with so many different individuals from a variety of backgrounds and stories helped me understand the importance of making connections in this movement.

Mari Juarez2022 ITF Program Assistant