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Jobs & Internships


Paid Positions

Applications for paid positions at Growing Hope are generally considered on a rolling basis, but please check individual postings for deadlines or different instructions.


Growing Hope is hiring a new Executive Director that will manage a staff of 15-25 full-time employees and interns, and a budget of approximately $750,000. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to bring their people management, operational and financial skills and ideas to a great staff with a group of incredible volunteers, engaged board and solid vision. We are looking for a leader who can bring out the best in their team and provide operational excellence to the organization. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall administration of the organization. The Executive Director candidate has demonstrated proficiency in all aspects of administration and has maintained a high level of performance. For additional information and to apply, please contact Amy Cell Talent. 

Internships & Volunteer Positions

Internships Growing Hope supports high school, college, and out-of-school individuals in unpaid internships throughout the year. We can work with you to meet internship requirements for your school when relevant. We require, in general, a minimum 12-week commitment, with a regular schedule working a minimum of 10 hours/week.  See below for specific descriptions and opportunities!  We are currently seeking interns! All internships please make an inquiry at apply@growinghope.net.

2018 Available Unpaid Internships are below. Please see internship posting for descriptions, start-end dates and days of the week. 

Ypsilanti Farmers Markets:
Farmers Market Nutrition Educator Intern
Farmers Market Food Assistance Intern
Mobile Farm Stand Intern
Growing Hope Center Farm and Gardens
Growing Flowers for Earned Revenue Intern
Market Gardening Intern
Propogation and Season Extention Intern
Home Vegetable Garden Intern
Youth and Schools:
Youth Field Trip Intern
Economic Development
Healthy Corner Store Intern

Board of Directors Our full board meets monthly with additional monthly committee meetings. The time commitment is roughly 8-10 hours each month. We’re looking for board members ready to be good ambassadors and fundraisers for the organization, and who can help to oversee the governance and future of Growing Hope.

We’re specifically in search of the following skill sets. Are you…

  • A marketing pro?
  • An events fan?
  • A fundraising guru?
  • An IT professional?

If you have reviewed the description and are interested in being considered for a position, please send a statement of interest/background to apply@growinghope.net.


May 1, 2018
  • Downtown Market Outdoor Opens!
    May 1, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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June 9, 2018
  • Growing Hope's 15th Birthday Party at the Farm!
    June 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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November 5, 2018
  • International Volunteer Managers Day
    November 5, 2018
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