ECHO's Intern Program equips agricultural change agents with the skills and practical experience needed
to effectively assist small-scale farmers in developing countries. 

ECHO Interns work and learn as team members in ECHO's global ministry.

ECHO Interns contribute to ECHO's ministry while learning about the various aspects of ECHO's work. 

ECHO Interns gain hands-on experience with small-scale agriculture, appropriate technologies, 
small animal husbandry, and more.

ECHO Interns get broad exposure to ideas and techniques for helping small-scale farmers
in developing countries.

We invest in each intern and allow each intern to take ownership of their area of our Global Farm.


ECHO internships are 14 months long.  Interns are paid a small monthly stipend and also receive basic health insurance* and housing. ECHO internships are open to both single or married applicants (married applicants should choose one individual to be the primary applicant).  *The basic health insurance is at no cost to the primary applicant, but if including dependents, such as a spouse or children, there will be an additional cost for insurance. 

We equip 8 interns each year with 2 interns arriving in January, 2 in April, 2 in July, and 2 in October.

January and April 2018 internships (Application closed):

  • Applications are due by August 1, 2017
  • Interviews are conducted in September 2017
  • Internships are assigned in October 2017
  • January internships start on January 8,  2018and finish February 22, 2019
  • April internships start on March 26, 2018 and finish on May 24,  2019

July and October 2018 internships (Application closed):

  • Applications due by February 2, 2018
  • Interviews conducted in March 2018
  • Internships assigned in April 2018
  • July internships start on June 25, 2018 and finish on August 23, 2019
  • October internships start on September 24, 2018 and finish on November 22, 2019

Applicants should have a Bachelor's level degree (or equivalent work experience), US citizenship or work permit, and be able to fulfill the duties required. 


We want to equip people to help small-scale farmers around the world.

When choosing interns we consider things such as: international experience, work history, career direction, skills, relevant classes, and motivation.

For more information contact ECHO's Intern Manager, Brian Flanagan