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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

e: volunteer@bostonareagleaners.org

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.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

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:
LoveandCarrots.com 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: http://www.slowfoodusa.org/index.php/about_us/details/employment_and_internships/]

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 internships@slowfoodusa.org by July 15th. Please specify in your cover letter your first and second choice positions. No phone calls, please.