North Carolina: ASAP seeks six Interns

7 Mar
ASAP Announces Internship Openings
Interns are a vital part of the ASAP team. We offer unpaid internships in each of the three categories: growing minds, research, and programming. Please apply today to be considered for one of our 2011 internship positions. We ask that summer interns work with us for a minimum of twelve weeks, beginning in late May and ending in mid August. Fall internships begin at the end of August and last until early December.

To apply:
Send your resume, a formal cover letter, and two references or letters of recommendation to the ASAP office to the attention of Anna Littman. Please note which internship(s) you are applying for and indicate if you would like to be considered for the summer or fall term. Emailed applications are not accepted. The application deadline for summer AND fall internships is April 8th.
See below for application descriptions of our internship positions.

Growing Minds Internship
16-32 hours weekly
The Growing Minds intern will assist in day-to-day operations of ASAP’s Kids Corner markets, EBT outreach, cooking, and gardening programs. Specific activities include lesson plan and project development, data collection/entry and other office work, and Farm to School program outreach. The interns will provide hands on children’s activities at farmers’ markets, and they will develop and gather resources, activities, and recipes featuring local food and farms. We ask that applicants have a valid driver’s license
and transportation. We will conduct background checks on all Growing Minds interns.
Qualifications Required:
• Experience working with children
• Knowledge of curriculum development
• Detail oriented and organized
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office
• Reliable and able to commit to full internship period
• Graphics experience a plus

Programming and Outreach Internship
16-24 hours weekly
The programming intern will assist ASAP with community
events, tailgate markets, and outreach projects. Interns
will specifically work on ASAP’s Family Farm Tour, EBT
outreach programs, and many other programming and
community events. In this position, interns will learn about
the day-to day activities of working in a nonprofit organization,
and they will learn more about WNC’s local food
system and farmers’ tailgate markets. We ask that applicants
have a valid driver’s license and transportation.
Qualifications Required:
• Detail oriented and organized
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office
• Interest & dedication to promoting Local Food
• Reliable & able to commit to full internship period
Research Internship
16-24 hours weekly
The primary role of the research intern is to assist in the
day-to-day implementation and operation of research
conducted by ASAP. The intern will specifically help to
conduct food systems research, analyze survey data, and
write summary reports, which will be used to further the
development of local food initiatives in other regions of
the country. All research involves a good deal of administrative
work (e.g. data entry, data cleaning, generation of
reports) and the research intern should be able to successfully
manage details and paperwork.
Qualifications Required:
• Organized and detail oriented
• Experience with quantitative research methods
• Working knowledge of Excel
• Excellent oral and written communication skills

Anna Littman

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project
306 West Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
828-236-1282
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