The Mid Atlantic Program Assistant position

The Mid Atlantic Program Assistant position offers an exciting opportunity to help carry out the strategic agenda of a growing, forward-looking conservation organization. The Program Assistant will work with AFT staff, consultants and external partners to support Women Landowner learning Circles, part of AFT’s Women for the Land national initiative. Learning Circles assist women who have taken on the responsibilities of managing a family farm but lack in-depth experience to build strong relationships with the agencies that can provide technical and financial assistance and with women who share similar experiences. The program builds confidence, a peer network and access to assistance to improve soil health and productivity.

The Program Assistant will support the Mid Atlantic Conservation & Stewardship Program Manager to develop and grow this program.  His or her duties and responsibilities will include:

research and analysis of agriculture and environmental issues, organizing field visits/conferences and on-the-ground events.  Responsibilities may include:

  • Communication support for the office: presentations and social media
  • with meeting and event planning
  • Populating and maintaining program databases of evaluation data
  • Onsite travel to Conservation Learning Circles
  • Research on African American women farmers and landowners in the MidAtlantic

AFT internships involve 20hours of work per week for 12 weeks. In this case, the starting time is immediate


  • The Mid Atlantic Program Assistant must be outgoing and energetic, organized, and capable of working well independently as well as part of a team.
  • The Program Assistant will need to be comfortable regularly interacting with a diverse audience – including farmland owners and farmers, school administrators, food service staff, and active community volunteers.  Additional qualifications include:
  • A BA or BS degree in agriculture, environment, natural resource planning, food systems or related fields;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks, stay organized and follow through with limited supervision;
  • Facility with Microsoft Office is required;
  • Additional computer skills, including experience with web design, social media or GIS are preferred; and
  • Willingness to undertake limited work travel, The intern will work remotely, however, she/he is required to meet weekly with the MidAtlantic Conservation & Stewardship Program Manager in the suburban Maryland greater Washington, DC area. Occasional travel to the American Farmland Trust national office in Washington, DC is required.  Occasional travel to Women for The Land Conservation Learning

If interested apply here. Please include a cover letter with your resume.