JOBS & INTERNSHIPS

About Growing Hope
Growing Hope is a 16-year-old nonprofit organization rooted in Ypsilanti, Michigan with a mission to foster an equitable and sustainable local food system that empowers all people to grow, buy, sell, prepare, and eat nourishing food. Our culture is rooted in our values: Transformation, Education, Justice & Equity, Placemaking, and Integrity. Our areas of work include Youth & Schools, Farm & Garden, Farmers Markets, and Food Entrepreneurship. All positions work out of the Growing Hope Urban Farm and the Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace. 

Organizational Culture and Values
Our culture is rooted in our values: Transformation, Education, Justice & Equity, Placemaking, and Integrity. We commit to upholding inclusive practices and policies while creating space for courageous conversations as a staff and within our community. Instead of simply providing services, we aim to leverage the vast resources already within our community in order to empower and partner with participants and customers. We believe that community members have the ability to make their own decisions about their health and wellness goals and that Growing Hope acts as a resource to increase access and opportunities to meet these goals.

Growing Hope encourages people of color and individuals who possess an in-depth understanding of poverty or economic hardship to apply. We welcome a diverse pool of applicants and make employment decisions on the basis of merit. We do not discriminate potential employees based on race, creed, age, physical ability,  national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or marital status. Accommodations will be made so that the application process and position is made accessible for qualified applicants.

2020 Paid Positions

Growing Hope is hiring for the following part-time positions. Please click on the position below to view the job description and instructions on how to apply.

Farmers Market Food Navigator Apply by March 15, 2020

Power of Produce Intern Apply by May 8, 2020

Youth Programs Assistant Apply by January 31, 2020

 

2020 Unpaid 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 school when relevant. In general, we require a minimum 12 week commitment, with a regular schedule working a minimum of 10 hours/week. We understand that some people may have an interest in the position but may not be able to work all hours listed in internship description or may want to work more hours. We are happy to talk through scheduling with candidates and see if the internship can work.

All internships listed below are still available even if apply by date has passed.

Youth Programs
Summer Teen Program Intern Apply by April 17.
Youth Field Trip Intern Spring Term: Apply by February 28. Summer Term: Apply by May 11.

Farmers Markets
Food Assistance Intern  Summer Term: Apply by March 15. Fall Term: Apply by July 27.
Nutrition Education Intern Apply by April 17.
Farmers Market Social Media Intern Summer Term: Apply by March 15. Fall Term: Apply by July 27.

Farm & Garden
Garden Education Intern Spring Term: Apply by February 28. Summer Term: Apply by May 11.
Urban Farming Intern Spring Term: Apply by April 17. Summer Term: Apply by June 28.
Season Extension and Propagation Intern Apply by February 14.
Flower Production Intern Spring Term: Apply by April 17. Summer Term: Apply by June 28.

Upcoming Events

Mar
4
Wed
9:00 am First Volunteer Day on the Farm @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
First Volunteer Day on the Farm @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
First Volunteer Day on the Farm @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
We have so much to do on our urban farm and garden and volunteers assist us in every step of the way. From helping us sort and plan which seeds we will be using in[...]
Mar
9
Mon
6:30 pm Spring Workshops: Farmers Market... @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Spring Workshops: Farmers Market... @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Mar 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Spring Workshops: Farmers Market Vendor 101 @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Gretchen Kopmanis informally started the Czechbox Bakery in 2012. Based on lessons she’s learned, she’ll guide you through the planning stages for starting a successful business including product development, establishing your brand, pricing strategies, record[...]
Mar
16
Mon
6:30 pm Spring Workshops: Season Extensi... @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Spring Workshops: Season Extensi... @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Mar 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Spring Workshops: Season Extension 101 @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Want to learn the most affordable way to extend your growing season and produce veggies all year round? Alexander Ball, of Old City Acres, will break down the costs of building your own hoophouse as[...]

Hope Sprouts: Spring 2020

Your support allows Growing Hope to educate and inspire youth of all ages around growing and preparing fresh food. Because of you, we...

We’re Hiring!

We're hiring for a Youth Programs Assistant to help with promoting and scheduling field trips to Growing Hope and prep and facilitate...

Sow the Future 2020

Dear Growing Hope Supporter, As we sow seeds inside the hoop house and prepare our garden beds for the winter months ahead, the Growing...