Climate & Agriculture Internship

American Farmland Trust (AFT) is seeking an intern during the 2018 summer to research how farmers and farmland can help combat climate change. The position is paid ($12/hour), is full time (37.5 hours/week) and will run approximately 12 weeks from June to August. Beginning and ending dates are flexible. While at AFT, the intern will have the opportunity to work with team of AFT program staff on several research projects, and will learn about how farmers and ranchers throughout the United States can be an important part of the solution regenerating soil, sequestering carbon, and permanently protecting farmland for future generations. This internship will also expose the incumbent to the many facets of individual and institutional fundraising, stewardship, and development operations. 

Healthy working lands means a healthy climate. 

Specific research projects include:

- Conduct state policy/program assessments of agricultural conservation programs that reduce GHG emissions and sequester carbon in fifteen key states with active climate plans; and

- Perform research on state policies that affect the siting of solar energy facilities on farm and ranch land, developing resources for each state and identifying best practices. 

This position is in AFT’s national headquarters in Washington, DC (near Farragut North and DuPont Circle metro stations, walking distance from The George Washington University).


Prefer an organized, motivated, and flexible individual who is comfortable handling multiple tasks. Attention to detail is very important and strong research skills are desired. Must have an express interest in learning about fundraising and in building support for the mission of American Farmland Trust. 


This is a paid position.

American Farmland Trust provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Farmland Trust complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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