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Massachusetts: Red Tomato seeks Intern

16 Jul

Commitment: 10-20 hours, Monday-Friday
Salary: This internship is unpaid. However, we are committed to offering our interns ample learning, networking and professional development opportunities.

Red Tomato is a working model of a Food Hub – a coordination, distribution, and marketing hub for the region’s farmers.  We market fresh, regional, ecologically-grown fruits and vegetables for a network of 40+ family farms, to millions of consumers, in hundreds of supermarkets and retail stores throughout the Northeast. We also have a robust program of collaborative research with scientists, a strong focus on brand and market development, and a commitment to sharing what we’ve learned with our colleagues in the Good Food Movement. Since 1998, we have pushed the limits of our innovative non-profit marketing and distribution network to bring more food, from more farms, to the widest possible base of consumers. To date, Red Tomato is responsible for sales of over $17 million worth of fresh fruits and vegetables grown on family farms throughout the Northeast.  Continue reading

Massachusetts: Boston Area Gleaners, Inc. seeks Fall Intern

13 Jul


When: 2011 Fall Harvest Season, Sept – Dec
Commitment: 10-20 hours per week
Recompense: Unpaid as of yet, except in extra produce, experience, and references. This may change depending on grant acquisitions. Come and get to know local farms, farmers, and learn the ropes of a small local non-profit. Our work addresses food security issues, nutrition, and alternative practices in local farming. The scope of the work can be as broad or narrow as your time and interest allows. Continue reading

Virginia: The West End Farmers Market seeks two Interns

12 Jul

The West End Farmers Market, located in Alexandria, Va, is looking for two interns: Farmers Market Assistants, for the market season, July through November.

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

AVAILABILITY: Assistant should be willing to commit to the full duration of the market season, July through November 20.  Assistants will work the market every other Sunday from 8:30am to 1:30pm and/or work during the week setting up for the weekend.


Extroverted personality a must.  Outgoing, enthusiastic, dedicated and dependable.  They should have an interest in working with people, be gently informative, and open to conversation, dialogue and other points of view.  An interest and knowledge of local foods, organic foods, and how farmers markets build community is useful, but not absolutely necessary.  A set of articles will be provided and the interns will be expected to read them and be informed.    Continue reading

DC: Love & Carrots seeks Interns

9 Jul
We are two long term DC residents, Meredith and Saren, who have just initiated a home organic gardening company based out of Bloomingdale. Its called Love & Carrots, and our goal is to expand the local food movement into residential backyards, thereby getting more people to experience the benefits of home grown.
We offer custom organic garden design, installation, and maintenance services–  but that only underlies a new, unique and more hands on approach to gardening services that is intended to making home gardening as “un-overwhelming” and “un-intimidating” as possible.  Additionally, we teach gardening basics to adults and kids, provide services like harvesting if customers are away, and to top it off, we’ll preserve/can your extra garden produce for healthy eating all winter!
Here’s a website you can check out: Continue reading

Maryland: Community FARE seeks Web and Social Media Intern

7 Jul

Community FARE supports efforts to grow healthy, local food by fostering collaborative partnerships and providing resources and education for diverse individuals, schools, and organizations who want to grow gardens in underutilized spaces.

Our organization seeks a Web and Social Media Intern meeting the following criteria:
– Basic web design and maintenance skills
– Social media experience (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Youtube, etc.)
– Ability to work 10 hours per week
– Proximity to Downtown Frederick Continue reading

Californians for Pesticide Reform seeks Intern

1 Jul

Start  date:  As  soon  as  possible.

Minimum  Commitment:  3  months,  10  hours/week
Research  assistant  needed  for  a  progressive  coalition  working  on  pesticide  and  environmental  justice  issues  across  California.  Californians  for  Pesticide  Reform  (CPR)  is  a  dynamic  statewide  coalition  of  over  185  public  interest  groups  founded  in  1994  to  protect  public  health  and  the  environment  from  pesticides.  CPR  is  undertaking  a  series  of  media,  communications,  and  public  opinion  research  projects  in  order  to  get  a  clear  understanding  of  how  Californians  understand  our  issues,  and  how  they  might  be  inspired  to  take  action  to  support  sustainable  agriculture  and  protect  farmworkers  and  the  public  from  pesticide  exposures.  This  research  will  directly  inform  CPR’s  current  and  future  campaigns,  as  well  as  those  of  its  member  organizations.  Findings  will  be  translated  into  messaging  and  issue  definitions  recommendations,  and  then  shared  widely  with  partner  organizations  in  the  state  and  across  the  country.     Continue reading

NYC: Slow Food USA seeks Fall Interns

29 Jun

Slow Food USA is now accepting fall internship applications. 

Credit is available for current students if your college or university allows. Descriptions and instructions are located on our website. [LINK:]

Internships require a minimum 20 hours a week for three months with a commitment through December. Please send a resume and short cover letter to Emily Stephenson at by July 15th. Please specify in your cover letter your first and second choice positions. No phone calls, please.

North Carolina: Inter-Faith Food Shuttle seeks Two Interns

27 Jun

Local Food Outreach Intern:   10-15 hours each week, 3 month commitment desired

This intern will support IFFS programs to assist farmers and gardeners in donating fresh produce to feed people in need. Through our Field Gleaning program we visit area farms and glean excess produce. Plant a Row for the Hungry provides opportunities for gardeners to donate homegrown produce through drop-off sites in the community.

Activities may include:

  • Conduct program outreach and volunteer recruitment
  • Identify local gardening publications and groups to promote programs and volunteer opportunities
  • Help plan volunteer appreciation and/or recruitment events
  • Assist in publishing a newsletter (PAR)
  • Write feature stories, design flyers, take photographs at local gardens
  • Create and conduct presentations at farmers market meetings
  • Assist in setting up new donation sites Continue reading

Massachusetts: Oke USA Fair Trade Fruit Company seeks Intern

27 Jun

Position: Intern at Oke USA Fair Trade Fruit Company

Location: West Bridgewater, MA (fyi – staff lives in Boston, MA or Providence, RI)

Desired time period: Summer and/or Fall 2011

About EE/OKE:

Oke USA Fruit Company, a 100% Fair Trade banana importing company, is a subsidiary of Equal Exchange, a worker owned cooperative fairly trading coffee, tea and chocolate for over 25 years. Oke USA was founded in 2006 as an alternative trading organization importing organic fair trade bananas directly from small farmer cooperatives in Ecuador and Peru for the US market. Our customers are mostly natural food stores and food cooperatives from the Mid Atlantic to the NE as well as Minneapolis/St Paul. We are a small team looking to offer a different banana with a social conscience and small farmer story to the American consumer. Continue reading

Illinois: seeks Good Food Festival Intern

23 Jun

Status:  Part  time  or  Full  time

Position  Description:
The  Good  Food  Festival  Intern  will  support  and  our  Trade  Show  Manager  in  planning  and  executing  the  Santa  Monica  Good  Food  Festival  September  14  –  18,  2011.  Position  to  last  through  October  1,  2011  at  a  minimum.    While  this  is  an  unpaid  position,  we  will  work  with  you  to  obtain  school  credit.
About  is  an  Oak  Park  based  non-­‐profit  organization  that  works  to  build  local  food  systems.  We  connect  local  farmers  with  trade  buyers  and  consumers  through  our  FamilyFarmed  EXPO,  market  development  activities,  and  local  food  systems  programs.     Continue reading

Illinois: seeks Marketing Intern

23 Jun

Status:  Part  time  or  Full  time

Position  Description:
The  Marketing  Intern  will  support  in  general  marketing  and  event  marketing   efforts.  Position  to  last  through  October  1,  2011  at  a  minimum.    While  this  is  an  unpaid  position,  we   will  work  with  you  to  obtain  school  credit.
About  is  an  Oak  Park  based  non-­‐profit  organization  that  works  to  build  local  food   systems.  We  connect  local  farmers  with  trade  buyers  and  consumers  through  our  FamilyFarmed   EXPO,  market  development  activities,  and  local  food  systems  programs.     Continue reading

Wisconsin: The Victory Garden Initiative seeks Marketing and Communications Intern

22 Jun

Will help obtain college credits if needed
10-20 hours per week from July 5th – August 12th
Reports to Executive Director

Primary Responsibilities:
Work with ED and Professional Marketing Consultant to:
Update and Maintain website to reflect new programs and improve communication
Promote upcoming classes for VGI
Help edit and send Newsletter Continue reading

Connecticut: CT Grass Fed, Inc. seeks Intern

20 Jun

CT Grass Fed, Inc. is opening the first all-local, pasture-raised, nose-to-tail butcher shop in Connecticut. The shop will be opening in the Saugatuck area of Westport, CT late summer/early fall. We are looking for someone interested in the sustainable food industry with experience and knowledge in PR and marketing to help us with the successful launch of our retail store. This is a great opportunity to get hands-on PR and marketing experience while learning the behind the scenes work required to launch a retail food business. Continue reading

Pennsylvania: Common Market Philadelphia seeks Local Farm Photographer Intern

7 Jun

Philadelphia, PA & Surrounding Farm Areas

Love local food? Want to help support local farms? The Common Market,, a non-profit wholesale distributor of local food, is looking for a photographer to take photographs of our local farms in South Jersey and Lancaster County areas. A mission-based social enterprise, Common Market connects local family farms and institutional food service at schools, hospitals and universities by delivering farm fresh local food 3 times per week. We are looking for a team player with excellent communication and organizational skills, who is responsible and dependable. * Must have own transportation and be able to get to farms in South Jersey and Lancaster * Must have own photography equipment * Formal Photography experience required 10 hours per week, June 15-August 15.

Please e-mail: to

California: Pesticide Action Network seeks Sustainable Food Systems Intern

1 Jun
The intern will be a member of PAN’s Sustainable Food Systems team and will provide research and advocacy assistance in support of the team’s campaign goals. The team’s overall goal is to build public will to establish policies and market shifts that support agroecological farming, localized control over food systems and fairness for family farmers and workers around the world. Continue reading

California: Pesticide Action Network seeks Methyl Iodide Campaign Intern

1 Jun
The intern will be a member of PAN’s Sustainable Food Systems team and will provide research and advocacy assistance in support of the team’s methyl iodide campaign. The team’s overall goal is to build public will to establish policies and market shifts that support agroecological farming, localized control over food systems and fairness for family farmers and workers around the world. The goal of this particular campaign is to protect and promote the health and human rights of farmworkers and rural communities, by removing toxic fumigant pesticide methyl iodide from the suite of pesticides currently in use.  Continue reading

Maine: Harvest on the Harbor seeks Intern

26 May

We (the Greater Portland Convention and Visitors’ Bureau) are offering an internship opportunity based on the waterfront in Portland, Maine.The position is p/t as an Events and Public Relations intern for Maine’s food and wine festival, Harvest on the Harbor ( You would be working directly with me and two of my colleagues. Any and all interested in culinary event planning and public relations, culinary and agri-tourism are encouraged to apply. Any interested in future career opportunities in Maine’s culinary or agricultural communities will find endless professional connections as a result as their work with the CVB. Portland, Maine boasts the most restaurants per capita of anywhere in the United States. The city’s proximity to both agricultural land and fishing grounds aids in Portland’s overwhelming culinary focus on farm to table cuisine. Harvest on the Harbor is also farm-to-table themed this year. PLEASE NOTE: in order to be eligible you must be 21+ (or turning 21 before October 20th) and must be available to work ASAP through the first week of November. Continue reading

Italy: Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School seeks Gardening Intern

21 May

The Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School, located in central Sicily, is looking for a gardening intern to join their team.  The school is found on the Regaleali estate, also home to the internationally-known Tasca d’Almerita winery, a bountiful and beautiful property that sources nearly all its own food from within it’s boundaries.  Open to students from March until November, the school is led by Chef Fabrizia Lanza, known both for her cooking and her food and culture writing, and greets hundreds of students from all over the world. Continue reading

Pennsylvania: Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh seeks Organic Gardening Intern

21 May

Organic Gardening Internship at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Pittsburgh (South Hills branch) May thru August 2011

Do you want to learn the basics of organic gardening in a fun, relaxed environment?

Learn organic methods of soil preparation, plant nutrition and maintenance, natural weed and pest control, companion planting, harvesting techniques and composting. Learn how to create a thriving and abundant garden while increasing the health and fertility of your soil without the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Continue reading

Massachusetts: New Lands Farm seeks Marketing Intern – West Springfield

21 May
New Lands Farm, a project of Lutheran Social Services (LSS), seeks a Marketing Intern to assist an exciting new project which engages recently resettled refugees in growing food for their families and the community in Greater Springfield, MA.  LSS is a non-profit, refugee resettlement organization that provides refugees with the support and guidance needed to achieve economic self-sufficiency, community integration and a better future.  Continue reading