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.
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.