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).   

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 2017 internships (Application Closed):

  • Applications are due by August 1, 2016
  • Interviews are conducted in September 2016
  • Internships are assigned in October 2016
  • January internships start on January 9, 2017and finish February 23, 2018
  • April internships start on March 27, 2017and finish on June 1, 2018

July and October 2017 internships (Application Open):

  • Applications due by February 3, 2017
  • Interviews conducted in March 2017
  • Internships assigned in April 2017
  • July internships start on June 26, 2017 and finish on August 31, 2018
  • October internships start on September 25, 2017 and finish on November 30, 2018

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:  bflanagan@echonet.org