Apply to Intern With Us!

Do you feel passionate about food justice?

Do you want to explore community-building through local food-growing?

Do you want to dive into the intersection of food, social justice, and environmental and community health?

Apply to be an Intern with Build It Up East TN!

Join us in growing community, and a food system we believe in.


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Our interns are part of the heart of who we are. More than a nonprofit with a vision for a more thriving, economically and environmentally sustainable food system—we are a community of people who share core values. We value building up our local community. We value clean foods, accessible to all people. We value community health and well-being, and accessible education to support community wellness. We value sustainable farming and local foodways that support local economy. We value people connecting in nature. We value the diverse gifts and skill sets that our interns bring to this work. And we encourage our interns to take the initiative to enrich their intern positions with projects and tasks they care about and feel inspired by.

Find a list of our available positions below.



Available Intern Positions for Summer 2017 AND Fall 2017-Spring 2018

Food Forest Artist

Food Forest Edible Park Assistant Manager & Steward (2 Positions)

Sowing Seeds Children’s Food Literacy Program, Teacher (3 Positions)

Assistant Coordinator for Community Food Justice Public Educational Events

Build It Up Public Relations Assistant & Writer

Build It Up Photographer

Build It Up Community Volunteer Coordinator

Contact Shae Keane at for more information.