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. *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.
Married applicants should choose one individual to be the primary Internship applicant. Married couples receive family appropriate housing and the spouse of the primary applicant is welcome to participate in all social Intern activities and help in farm chores as much or as little as desired (where appropriate), however, full Internship responsibilities will only be expected of the primary applicant.
We equip eight interns each year, with two interns arriving in January, two in April, two in July, and two in October.
January and April 2020 internships (Application closed):
Applications are due by August 2019
Interviews are conducted in September 2019
Internships are assigned in October 2019
January internships start on January 6, 2020 and finish around February 19, 2021
April internships start on March 20, 2020 and finish on May 21, 2021
July and October 2020 Internships (Application will open around October 1, 2019):
Applications due by February 17, 2020
Interviews conducted in March 2020
Internships assigned in April 2020
July internships start on at the end of June 2020 and finish on August 2021
October internships start at the end of September 2020 and finish on November 2021
Applicants should have a Bachelor's level degree (or equivalent work experience), US citizenship, US permanent residence 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