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Paid programs with Student Action with Farmworkers 2012

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Participate in one of the best Summer Internship and 6-month Fellowship programs supporting justice for farmworkers.

Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) has 20-years experience providing opportunities for students and farmworkers to learn about eachother’s lives, share resources and skills and build diverse coaltions working for social change. SAF interns & fellows come from diverse backgrounds and about half are from farmworker families. To qualify you must speak high-intermediate to advanced Spanish. To be preferenced you must be a college student from a farmworker family or be a student from the Southeast.

In addition to working full-time with a farmworker agency, program participants can perform in our Theater Group or complete a Documentary Project with farmworkers using photography and audio recordings. In addition, participants organize community awareness projects and community health projects. More information can be found at

Into the Fields Internship 
10-week summer program beginning June 2012
Spend your summer meeting and supporting the people who plant, harvest and produce the food you eat everyday! Through Into the Fields you will support and organize farmworkers, get trained on the issues surrounding their lives and the broader context of the agricultural industry. SAF places approximately 25 college students to work with organizations in the Southeast that serve, organize or advocate for farmworker justice including migrant health clinics, legal aid, community-based organizations and Migrant Education programs.
Benefits: $1350 total per diem, $1500 scholarship upon completion, free furnished housing, free trainings, and academic credit available.

Sowing Seeds for Change Fellowship 
6-month program beginning June 2012
The Sowing Seeds for Change Fellowship is a 6-month leadership development program for college students and recent graduates to improve farmworkers’ access to healthcare as well as advocate for improved living and working conditions. Through Sowing Seeds for Change you will support health clinics and get trained on the issues surrounding farmworkers’ lives and the broader context of the agricultural industry. SAF will place 5 fellows with health clinics that serve farmworkers in North Carolina. They will be trained alongside our 25 summer interns at 3 trainings.
Benefits: $9,000 stipend, room and board at trainings, academic credit available. Fellows will set up their own housing and will use their stipend to cover living expenses.

Applications due February 6, 2012

Rosalva Soto, Program Coordinator
Student Action with Farmworkers, 919-660-3674,

Source:, “Paid programs with Student Action with Farmworkers 2012”


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