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2021 Summer Staff Dates

  • Leaders Week: Wednesday May 19, 2021 – Saturday, May 29, 2021  (Leaders Only)
  • Launch Week:  Sunday, May 30, 2021 – Saturday, June 5, 2021 (All Team Members Encouraged to Join)
  • Fruit Production:  Sunday, June 6, 2021 – Saturday, August 21, 2021
  • Leaders Debrief Retreat:  Sunday, August 22, 2021 – Saturday, August 28, 2021


The Summer Staff Internship at Gleanings For The Hungry is a dynamic, servant-leadership development program focused on mobilizing young adults to produce nutritious dried food for the hungry around the world and to serve as a team in Christian community.  Our director’s vision for the Summer Staff Internship is to see the lives of young servant leaders transformed by the love of God through daily surrender.  “This was the picture:  At the end of every summer season our team gathers at the gates of Gleanings and applauds as each Summer Staff intern drives away transformed.” -Andy Rotunno, Summer Staff Internship Director.


Our team’s mission is made up of five verbs:

  • PROMISE with one another graciously for the way we will think, speak and act together
  • LEAD by being an example of Christ-like servant leadership to the Gleanings family and community
  • FEED the poor and needy by working hard, smart and safe as a team to make dried fruit and soup mix
  • RE-FUEL by resting well consistently, and by making healthy choices as individuals for the sake of the team
  • CELEBRATE the presence of God, our growing relationships, the reaching of goals, and safe, quality work


The Summer Staff Internship runs 13 weeks. We beginning with Launch Week, a time of team-building during the last week of May. The season ends in late August.  (2020:  May 24-August 22)  During their time commitment young adults in the program will be welcomed, trained, challenged, coached, encouraged, mentored, evaluated, promoted , loved and thoroughly affirmed.  It is our desire to offer young people the most opportunity we can within a summer. Here at Gleanings we champion young people!  To learn more about specific program details download and read the Summer Staff Packet.



  • Must be between 18 and 25 years of age (Some exceptions for mature applicants of 17 yrs)
  • We prefer an all-summer commitment. Minimum commitment of 4 consecutive weeks
  • Cost:  TBD for 2021 
  • Apply online by April 30 this year

Contact Us:
Andy Rotunno, Summer Staff Internship Director             andy@gleanings.org
Fritz Meier, Gleanings For The Hungry Base Director      fritz@gleanings.org