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2020 Into the Fields Sponsor Application: Part A

Sunday, May 31st to Friday, October 30th, 2020 (ET)


Registration OpensOct 2, 2019 12:00am
Thank you for applying for a SAF volunteer for the Into the Fields Internship or Fellowship Program.

Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) develops the leadership of college students from diverse backgrounds, giving them the opportunity to work directly with farmworkers in the Carolinas.  Each year, SAF trains approximately 24 students on farmworker issues, and places them to work full-time with migrant education programs, legal aid offices, rural health clinics, community-based organizations and farmworker unions. SAF increases the capacity of the organizations they work with by outreaching to 5,000 farmworkers & their families each summer.  Interns work for 10 weeks while fellows work for 5 months improving farmworkers' access to healthcare.

 SAF will preference sponsor applicants who meet the following criteria and program expectations (this is a partial list):
  • Prioritizes work with agricultural workers or migrant/out of school youth (SAF defines agricultural workers as individuals that work in field crops & food and animal processing)
  • Located in target states of NC or SC
  • Provides regular opportunities for interns/fellows to conduct outreach to agricultural workers (2.5 days/week minimum) 
  • Provides 35-40 hours of work each week per participant throughout the program (including 1 hour to complete SAF surveys and blog assignments)
  • Provides a direct supervisor to participants that meets with them once a week
  • Contributes toward the cost of SAF's work linking students with farmworkers
  • Demonstrates commitment to SAF's organizational values, office culture, & pro-equity/dismantling oppression values

November 19 Sponsor Application deadline 
Nov. 20-Dec. 6 Sponsor Interviews
December 10 Sponsors notified of Selection/Waitlist/Decline
March & April NC & SC Sponsor Trainings 
April 3 Placement Notification Sent to Sponsors
May 31-June 5  Orientation with ITF Participants
June 8     First day of on-site work
July 9-11 Mid-Retreat 
Aug 8-9 Final Retreat
September 11 Fellows Fall Retreat
Oct 29 Fellows Last Day of on-site work
Oct 30 Fellows Celebration