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 not currently hiring. Please continue to check back about hiring opportunities in the future. 

2020 Unpaid Internships

Growing Hope is not currently accepting interns for the 2020 summer season. Please check back in August for the following fall positions. 

Youth Programs

Youth Field Trip Intern 

Farmers Markets
Food Assistance Intern
Farmers Market Social Media Intern

Farm & Garden
Garden Education Intern 
Urban Farming Intern
Season Extension and Propagation Intern
Flower Production Intern

Upcoming Events

Aug
15
Sat
9:00 am Open Air Ypsilanti Farmers Market @ Ypsilanti Freighthouse Plaza
Open Air Ypsilanti Farmers Market @ Ypsilanti Freighthouse Plaza
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Open Air Ypsilanti Farmers Market @ Ypsilanti Freighthouse Plaza
The Ypsilanti Farmers Market in Depot Town opens June 20th! The Saturday market will be the only open air Ypsi Market in 2020. The Tuesday market will remain online only until further notice. More info[...]
Aug
22
Sat
9:00 am Open Air Ypsilanti Farmers Market @ Ypsilanti Freighthouse Plaza
Open Air Ypsilanti Farmers Market @ Ypsilanti Freighthouse Plaza
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Open Air Ypsilanti Farmers Market @ Ypsilanti Freighthouse Plaza
The Ypsilanti Farmers Market in Depot Town opens June 20th! The Saturday market will be the only open air Ypsi Market in 2020. The Tuesday market will remain online only until further notice. More info[...]
Aug
29
Sat
9:00 am Open Air Ypsilanti Farmers Market @ Ypsilanti Freighthouse Plaza
Open Air Ypsilanti Farmers Market @ Ypsilanti Freighthouse Plaza
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Open Air Ypsilanti Farmers Market @ Ypsilanti Freighthouse Plaza
The Ypsilanti Farmers Market in Depot Town opens June 20th! The Saturday market will be the only open air Ypsi Market in 2020. The Tuesday market will remain online only until further notice. More info[...]

Sow Resiliency in Our Community

A group of long-time Growing Hope supporters pledged $50,000 in matching funds for our Sowing Resiliency Spring Fundraising Campaign. To...

COVID-19: Our Response

Growing Hope is committed to using our urban farm and resources to provide emergency food and support. Please read on for some of the ways...

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...